Border Patrol rescues 2 kayakers in distress from Yuma lake

Border Patrol rescues 2 kayakers in distress from Yuma lake

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say two kayakers in distress have been rescued from Mittry Lake in Yuma.

U.S. Border Patrol officials say both kayakers were treated for hypothermia at the scene before being released.

The names of the two kayakers weren’t immediately available Monday.

A Yuma Station Border Patrol boat unit along with Air and Marine Operations pilots from Yuma Air Branch and Yuma Proving Ground responded to a Yuma County Sheriff’s Office 911 call about the kayakers in distress.

After the pilots located the kayakers, the Border Patrol’s boat unit retrieved the two from the lake.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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