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Agents rescue a Honduran national from drowning

January 30, 2018

YUMA, Arizona On Saturday evening, January 29 Border Patrol Agents working along the Salinity Canal near San Luis, Arizona rescued a Honduran national. Agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Riverine Unit noticed the individual struggling to stay afloat after he illegally entered the United States by attempting to swim across the canal.

The agents proceeded to rescue the individual and provided basic medical attention at the scene before transporting him to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

The man was later released from the hospital and processed for immigration violations.

An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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