SAN LUIS — Border Patrol agents working near San Luis rescued six Honduran nationals from drowning Wednesday in the Salinity Canal.
Yuma Sector Riverine Unit agents responded at about 7:20 p.m. to calls for help from individuals in the canal near County 9th Street. Agents noticed they were struggling to stay afloat in the water, so they deployed rescue bags designed for water rescues.
After the six illegal aliens were safely removed from the canal, basic medical attention was provided at the scene, said a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Once their health and safety was ensured, all six individuals were transported to Yuma Station for additional processing and removal proceedings. The group consisted of two adult females, 32 and 37, and four juveniles ranging in age from 1 to 17.