Woman Rescued from Submerged Car

A U.S. Border Patrol jumped into the water and pulled the woman to the surface

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    U.S. Border Patrol
    The vehicle landed upside down in the Evergreen Canal near El Centro.

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent rescued an unconscious woman moments after she drove a car into an El Centro canal.

    The car had landed upside down in the Evergreen Canal near the intersection of Evan Hewes Highway and Austin Road around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

    The agent dove into the water and discovered an unconscious 24-year-old woman in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

    The woman was pulled to the surface and out of the water where the agent began performing CPR until emergency personnel arrived.

    The California Highway Patrol and Imperial County Fire and Rescue Team also responded.

    The woman regained consciousness and was transported to the nearest hospital for treatment.