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Six rescued from railroad boxcar in smuggling attempt

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Border Patrol agents rescued six men who were locked inside a hot railroad boxcar in an apparent human smuggling attempt. 

Police in El Centro received a 911 call from inside the car on Friday afternoon. Agents found five Mexican nationals and one American citizen inside, all of whom were suffering from dehydration. 

Agents say the men had a portable cooler and water inside the car, but had to call for help when the cooler broke and they ran out of water. 

The American was arrested on smuggling charges. 

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