25 migrants from Kanal near Yuma. saved

YUMA – Authorities said more than two dozen migrants, including several children, were rescued from a canal near Yuma.

Officials from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said a MP was on patrol around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and heard a group of people shouting from a canal.

Authorities said the migrants were in fast flowing water and had difficulty staying afloat.

The deputy and a US Border Patrol agent patrolling the opposite side of the canal used ropes and tow straps to help the 25 migrants and get them to safety.

The group was examined by medical staff, but no major injuries were reported.

Sheriff officials said the group was determined to have entered the country illegally and had been turned over to border police for probable deportation.

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