YUMA, Ariz. – The Yuma Sector Border Patrol boat unit, Yuma Air Branch air interdiction agents and the Border, Search, Trauma and Rescue team worked together Thursday morning to rescue a woman who was stuck in the tulles along the Colorado River.
At 6:40 a.m., the boat unit received a request for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office regarding a woman in the river near the Paradise Cove area who was calling for help and could not be located. YAB air interdiction agents also responded to the location.
The boat unit and pilots were able to determine the location of the female but could not reach her. Two members of BORSTAR’s dive team entered the river and were able to safely pull her from the location and on to the shore.
The woman, a 40-year-old U.S. citizen, was turned over to Rural Metro and transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for observation. The Imperial County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments were also on scene as the woman was in an area along the north side of the river, which is in California.