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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued six Honduran migrants from drowning in a border canal near San Luis, Arizona, on the evening of February 27. The migrants included a one-year-old child.
Yuma Sector Riverine Unit agents heard a group of migrants calling for help from the Salinity Canal at about 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday. The agents responded and found six migrants struggling to remain afloat in the middle of the canal, according to information received from Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials.
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The agents provided rescue bags designed to help the migrants remain afloat and then safely removed the four children and two adults. The agents provided a medical assessment and basic treatment at the scene. After determining all of the migrants to be in good condition, the agents transported them to the Yuma Station for processing on immigration violations.
Officials said the group consisted of two females, ages 32 and 37, who were traveling with four juveniles. The juveniles ranged in age from one to 17.
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