Arizona Cop Helps Pull 25 Struggling Migrants Out Of Canal

This is the moment an Arizona cop and a Border Patrol agent help a group of illegal migrants, including young children, struggling in a canal.

The incident took place near the city of Yuma in Yuma County in the US state of Arizona at around 8am on 8th January.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office shared the footage on social media on 9th January with the message: “On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at approximately 8:04 AM, a Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol on the Levee Road and County 13½ Street when he observed a group of people jumping into and swimming in the canal.

A sheriffs deputy helped and pulled 25 migrants out of the canal in Yuma in Arizona in the United States on the 8th of January 2022. (@yumacountysheriff.az/Newsflash)

“As he approached, panicked screams could be heard from men, women, and children having a hard time staying afloat in the water.

“The Deputy exited his vehicle and deployed ropes and tow straps to assist with pulling the near drowning victims to safety. He continued assisting the distressed group until he assured all individuals were out of danger.”

The police added: “A United States Border Patrol Agent, who was patrolling the opposite side of the levee, also assisted the subjects by deploying additional tow straps.”

A sheriffs deputy helped and pulled 25 migrants out of the canal in Yuma in Arizona in the United States on the 8th of January 2022. (@yumacountysheriff.az/Newsflash)

All 25 people were pulled out of the water without further incident and examined by paramedics on scene. No major injuries were reported.

The police said: “It was learned that the individuals were part of a group that had entered into the United States illegally and were en route to continue their journey into the country.”

Border Patrol agents arrived on the scene to process the migrants accordingly.

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