SAN DIEGO, California, USA (AP) – One person died and 13 were pulled out of the Pacific Ocean after a large group of people tried to cross the US-Mexico border by swimming around a barrier in San Diego. according to US authorities.
Border agents received a tip after 11:30 PM on Friday that about 70 people were trying to swim from Tijuana to the United States at Border Field State Park, according to US Customs and Border Protection.RELATED
Responding officers found an unconscious woman believed to be part of the group and attempted CPR. His death was certified at 0:30. The woman was not identified at first.
Agents detained 36 adults of Mexican nationality, including 13 people pulled from the water by the Coast Guard, according to the Border Patrol. All were transferred to a nearby Border Patrol post for processing.
Several agencies were still searching the area, including the San Diego Fire Department and California State Parks. Authorities reported no injuries.
Customs and Border Protection’s professional responsibility delegation was investigating the incident.