On Sunday, an illegal alien, who nearly drowned after running into a cattle pond while trying to evade arrest, was rescued by Tucson Station agents, according to Border Patrol.
Border Patrol agents along with an Operation Guardian Support helicopter crew, honed in on two people walking approximately six miles southwest of Three Points, at approximately 8:30 p.m., reported Border Patrol.
In response to the presence of authorities, the two men attempted to evade arrest. According to Border Patrol, “one of the men, an 18-year-old Guatemalan, ran directly into a cattle pond that was filled with mud and murky water. The man began calling out in distress and was unable to stay afloat.”
The man was pulled to safety by a quick acting Border Patrol agent.
Agents reported that the man was “frightened,” but was not injured and declined medical attention.
“The other man, a 21-year-old Guatemalan national, was arrested after a brief search of the area, ” according to the Border Patrol report. “Both men were transported to the Tucson Border Patrol Station and processed for immigration violations.”