YUMA – Three Indian Nationals were rescued by a Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent as they were struggling to stay afloat in the Salinity Canal adjacent to the Colorado River. The trio has been charged with immigration violations.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were notified by Department of Defense personnel assisting them in the area that three peple had entered the Salinity Canal between County 9th and County 10th.
A Yuma Station agent responded to the area and found the trio in distress and struggling to stay afloat. According to CBP, the “agent quickly deployed a water rescue bag pulling all three to safety. The illegal aliens were in good health and refused additional medical treatment.”
According to Quartz.com, India has instituted the world’s strictest, most-wide-ranging Covid-19 lockdown.
Earlier this month, Art Del Cueto, vice-president of the National Border Patrol Council, exposed an incident involving a group of 16 Indian nationals, who were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents after crossing illegally from Mexico into Douglas. They reportedly traveled through Italy and Spain, two nations that were hit hard by the Corona virus outbreak, before entering Mexico.