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Caught on video: Border Patrol agents pull man to safety from rushing currents of El Paso canal

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Image from video shows a man being pulled from the American canal in El Paso by Border Patrol agents.

EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agents were caught on video saving a man’s life as he struggled to stay afloat in the American canal in El Paso.

The video of the rescue was provided to ABC-7 by Customs and Border Protection officials.

Border agents from the Ysleta Station were on routine patrol on July 26 when they said they heard a cry for help – and spotted the man hanging onto a ladder in the rushing currents of the canal.

He was pulled to safety, then taken to the hospital.

The man was later identified as a 26-year-old Honduran national who was trying to cross illegally into the U.S.

After he was released from the hospital, agents say he was returned to Mexico.

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