Border Patrol agents in Yuma rescue 3 immigrants from canal

Posted at 10:31 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 01:31:30-04

Border Patrol agents in Yuma are being credited with rescuing three immigrants from a canal adjacent to the Colorado River.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the three immigrants from India were found to be in distress and struggling to stay afloat Monday in the Salinity Canal.

Agents deployed a water rescue bag and pulled the three immigrants to safety.

Border Patrol officials say the three were in good health and refused additional medical treatment.

The rescued immigrants have been charged with immigration violations.

Their names and ages have not been released.