U.S. Border Patrol agents sprang into action to save two Mexican migrants trapped in a canal and heard screaming for their lives.
Monday night two Mexican nationals were caught in the thick reeds of a canal east of Calexico and were yelling for help when Border Patrol agents “went into the reeds and successfully pulled the men to safety,” according to a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release.
Both men were immediately evaluated by a medical team on site and were then transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred at approximately 7:10 p.m., when agents assigned to patrol near the All-American Canal heard individuals yelling for help coming from the water. Agents could see that the men were in distress and trapped in the thick reeds on the south bank of the canal. Agents went into the reeds and successfully pulled the men to safety.
An Emergency Medical Technician that was on scene medically evaluated both subjects. Shortly after, the two men both 22-years-of-age were transported to a local hospital for further treatment and were medically released a few hours later.
Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said that the incident shows Border Patrol’s “dedication in protecting human life.”
“I am very proud of the hard work and commitment our agents demonstrate on a daily basis,” said Chavez.
Despite the demonization of federal immigration enforcement, Border Patrol agents continue to do their jobs.