Trapped Illegal Aliens Rescued From Tunnel

Posted on November 2, 2011


California (Debbi Baker-Sign On San Diego) — Five people suspected of trying to enter the country illegally through a narrow pipe under the border had to be rescued early Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents first spotted the group entering the passageway through a manhole in Mexico east of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Border Patrol Agent Michael Jimenez said.

Five were seen climbing into the hole while six others stood nearby.

Agents searched for the pipe’s U.S. exit and found it using a dog about two hours later. It was located north of the secondary fence south of Via De La Amistad and east of state Route 905, Jimenez said.

A man inside the hole kept quiet as agents conducted the search but when they located the opening they found him looking up and he asked for help, Jimenez said.

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