Firefighters, border agents rescue 5 from canal along Rio Grande in El Paso

Border Crime

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The El Paso Fire Department’s water rescue team rescued five people from a canal in two separate incidents starting late Friday night.

The first reports of people in the canal came in around 11:25 p.m. at Loop 375 and Fonseca Drive. EPFD assisted Border Patrol by rescuing three people from the canal. One of those patients was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A second call of people in the canal came in around 12:55 a.m. in the same area. EPFD was able to rescue two more people from the canal. No injuries were reported in the second rescue.

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