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Man dies fleeing Border Patrol agents

(Body recovered from the All American Canal)…The man had been in a group illegally crossing into the US.

Border Patrol agents say they witnessed a group of ten illegally crossing into the US late Monday morning. They were attempting to swim across the All American Canal east of Calexico. When they spotted the Border Patrol agents, three out of the group tried to swim back to Mexico. One of the three sank under water, and did not surface. The BORSTAR search and rescue team was called in. They discovered the body several hours later near Bonds Corner and Highway 98. The man was deceased. The County Coroners office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Border Patrol agents arrested several others in the group for illegally crossing into the United States.