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Woman who fell into west El Paso canal rescued by firefighters, border agents

Firefighters and Border Patrol agents involved in a canal rescue effort along West Paisano.

EL PASO, Texas -- A woman who reportedly fell into a canal situated off the Rio Grande in west El Paso was rescued Wednesday night by firefighters and Border Patrol agents.

A massive search effort was launched about 8:30 p.m. for what was initially dispatched as a person believed to be in need of a water rescue along the 2500 block of West Paisano Drive, about a half-mile from Executive Center Blvd.

Rescue crews later found a woman in a dry canal with an ankle injury; she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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