El Centro Sector Border Patrol Rescues Drowning Undocumented Alien from All American Canal

Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station rescued an undocumented alien from the dangerous currents of the All American Canal.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:10 a.m., when a Border Patrol agent operating a remote video surveillance system spotted two men swimming across the canal. The agent observed one of the men struggling to stay afloat from the rapid current. Nearby agents were immediately notified to respond to the crisis. Agents located the man, and successfully deployed rescue throw bags for him to hold onto. The agents pulled the man out of the All American Canal to safety.