Trapped immigrants rescued from storm drain
[trib_ndn vid=24974243]SAN DIEGO – Firefighters rescued more than two dozen people trapped in a storm drain near the Mexico border Thursday.
Homelands Security officials called the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department at about 3 a.m. to report that more than 20 people who were in a drain pipe at Border Village Road and Virginia Avenue in San Ysidro.
The people were discovered in the drain pipe following a report that two vehicles plowed through the U.S.-Mexico border fence, Border Patrol agent Jacopo Bruni said.
“Two Ford F-150 pickup trucks and a GMC Safari crashed through two gates north of the former Mexican customs compound, adjacent to the San Ysidro border crossing,” said Bruni. “They went northbound on I-5 at a high rated speed.”
Bruni said the group abandoned their vehicles along the freeway and an agent spotted one of the suspects near a storm drain.
Fire crews put a ladder down a…
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