Air And Marine Operations Agent Saved Drowning Woman Who Jumped Off Cliff To Swim Back To Mexico

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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An agent associated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saved a drowning woman who jumped off a 15-foot cliff when attempting to swim back to Mexico on Tuesday.

Officials from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) saw a group of illegal aliens on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River in Texas. As soon as Border Patrol was contacted by AMO, however, the group headed back toward Mexico.

While most of the individuals jumped off the cliff, one woman hesitated. She jumped into the river after deliberation, the CBP press release reported Thursday.

The group of illegal aliens did not help the woman despite the fact that she reportedly struggled to stay afloat. (RELATED: Border Patrol Rescues Three-Year-Old Girl Abandoned Near River By Smuggler)

One of the AMO agents, as a result, rescued the woman. She did not sustain injuries nor did she need medical assistance, according to CBP’s report.

It is unclear whether any arrests were made.

This is not the first time CBP has assisted those who were struggling despite illegally crossed the border. Border Patrol agents helped a struggling pregnant woman on July 7 while attempting to dodge rocks thrown at them by a group of illegal aliens.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to CBP for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.

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