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.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

California Correspondent Latest Stories

More Salvador Rivera

El Paso Correspondent Latest Stories

More Julian Resendiz

South Texas Correspondent Latest Stories

More Sandra Sanchez

Border Report Correspondents' Stories

Latest Stories

Washington D.C.

More Washington D.C.
borderlogo

About Border Report

The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.