SAN DIEGO — A group of six migrants were rescued Wednesday after becoming stuck on a small “island” while attempting to cross the Tijuana River channel, authorities said.
The incident occurred around 3:36 p.m. at Dairy Mart Road and Camino De La Plaza, located west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, when firefighters were called to the scene, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The group of six, identified as Haitian nationals, were stuck on the small piece of land in the middle of the river as first responders worked to get to them, Jason Givens with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told FOX 5.
Crews were able to rescue all six people and evaluate them on scene, Givens said. The group was then taken into Border Patrol custody and to a nearby station.