Moment border agent rescues Guatemalan migrant and his 3-year-old daughter from a canal in Arizona

Moment Border Patrol agent rescues the Guatemalan migrant and his three-year-old daughter from a canal in Arizona

  • A Guatemalan migrant man and his three-year-old daughter were taken out of a channel by a US customs and border protection organization agent on Monday
  • Surveillance images showed the moment a border police officer used a rescue disk to bring them to safe moments after they jumped into the channel
  • The husband and his daughter presented no medical problems and were processed for immigration violations
  • They belonged to a group of eight undocumented migrants from Central America who were found near the Colorado River

Security cameras were captured when an American customs and border surveillance agent pulled a migrant man and her daughter out of a channel.

Agents assigned to Yuma station in Arizona met eight undocumented immigrants from Central America by the Colorado River.

One of the adult migrants jumped into the Zilteinskanaal while holding his three-year-old daughter, but struggled to get out of the water with her.

Footage from a CCTV camera showed how one of the officers used a rescue disk to get the Guatemalan citizens above ground and out of the way.

Surveillance camera footage of the US customs and border surveillance showed the moment when a border agent (top right) encountered a Guatemalan migrant and his daughter struggled to come out of a canal in Arizona on Monday

Surveillance camera footage of the US customs and border surveillance showed the moment when a border agent (top right) encountered a Guatemalan migrant and his daughter struggled to come out of a canal in Arizona on Monday

According to the Dutch DPA, the man and his daughter were not harmed and no medical treatment was needed.

& # 39; All eight people in the group of migrants were determined to be and detain illegal aliens from Central America. They were transferred to the Yuma Border Patrol Station where they are processed for immigration breaches, & # 39; the immigration agency said through a press release.

A Border Patrol agent used a disc line to pick up a migrant and his daughter from a canal in Arizona on Monday

A Border Patrol agent used a disc line to pick up a migrant and his daughter from a canal in Arizona on Monday

A Border Patrol agent used a disc line to pick up a migrant and his daughter from a canal in Arizona on Monday

On Sunday afternoon, Border Patrol agents responded to an emergency call from an adult migrant who said he and two other companions had been lost in the desert.

The Dutch DPA said the immigration officers were detaining the location of the group near Fortuna Mine and rescuing the three Mexican migrants.

Early Monday morning another team of officers patrolling the Colorado River met with four undocumented migrants from Central America, including a young girl who needed medical help.

The minor and another female adult who complained of chest discomfort from the group to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where they were treated.

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