Thursday night, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 20 individuals with the aid of San Diego Fire & Rescue and discovered one person deceased on the beach during unusually heavy rains on Thanksgiving Day.
At approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 28, a Border Patrol agent on patrol found three people attempting to enter the United States illegally near a border drainage tube that is located approximately two miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, said Ralph DeSio, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
The three people informed the agent that there were additional people inside the drainage tube.
Agents contacted San Diego Fire & Rescue to help rescue the people from the drainage tube as the water was beginning to rise due to heavy rainfall.
Agents heard individuals yelling for help and quickly pulled one female to safety. She told agents that more individuals had also fallen down the drainage tube.
(A group of approximately 16 illegal immigrants had to be rescued after becoming stuck while attempting to enter the United States through a tunnel, late Thursday night. Courtesy of ONSCENE TV and YouTube. Posted on Nov 29, 2019.)