Yuma Sector Border Patrol Rescues US Citizens From River

YUMA, Aris. The Yuma Sector Border Patrol Boat Unit, Yuma Air Branch air suppression agents, and the Border, Search, Trauma and Rescue Team worked together Thursday morning to rescue a woman stuck in the tunnels along the Colorado River.

At 6:40 am, the boat unit received a request for help from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office regarding a woman in the river near the Paradise Cove area who called for help and could not be found. YAB air traffic control agents also reacted to the location.

The boat unit and the pilots were able to determine the whereabouts of the female, but not reach it. Two members of the BORSTAR diving team got into the river and were able to pull them safely from the place to the bank.

The woman, a 40-year-old US citizen, was turned over to the Rural Metro and taken to the Yuma Regional Medical Center for observation. The Imperial County Sheriff and Fire Department were also on hand as the woman was in an area along the north side of the river in California.

Several CBP employees responded to the rescue
a woman running along the
Colorado River

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