UPDATE: The El Paso Fire Department Water Rescue Team assisted the U.S. Border Patrol in the rescue of an individual from the canal that runs along the border wall in El Paso’s Lower Valley. Initial reports indicated that crews responded to recover a body, but the person was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the Fire Department tweeted. Border Patrol confirmed on Thursday morning that the man had drowned.
ORIGINAL POST: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Fire Department tweeted Wednesday night that it was assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents with the recovery of a body from the canal that runs along the border in El Paso.
Crews responded to an area near the Border Highway’s Padres Drive exit.
The tweet stated that the EPFD Water Rescue Team is assisting Border Patrol: “Once body is recovered scene will be turned over to Border Patrol and law enforcement for investigation.
KTSM is working to bring more updates to this story.