IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - An autopsy was pending Sunday on a man who apparently drowned while braving Saturday's big surf to swim around the border fence extending into the ocean, using a dive scooter.
Another would-be immigrant was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents about 6:30 a.m. His name was withheld, but Border Patrol agents said he would be prosecuted.
The two, both dressed in wetsuits and fins, were among a group of five or six people trying to get into the country, using dive scooters, according to Border Patrol agents.
Once spotted, the others apparently swam back to the beach on the Mexico side of the fence.
A distant storm has been producing a surf of 6-8 feet along south- and southwest-facing beaches.
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IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - Border patrol agents investigated the death of a man Saturday who may have died while attempting to illegally enter the country.
Border patrol agents in Imperial Beach detained one man for allegedly entering the country illegally about 6:20 a.m., according to Border Patrol Agent Kurtis Woods.
The man told agents someone he entered with was unresponsive, Woods said. Responding agents called paramedics who determined the man had died. The man's name, age or country of origin were not immediately released.
Border patrol agents along with the U.S. Coast Guard searched the area for additional subjects who may have also entered the country illegally, Woods said.
The U.S. Border Patrol continued to investigate.
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