SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man is back on dry land Tuesday after being rescued from the Tijuana River Valley. 

San Diego lifeguards pulled the man from the fast moving water just after 10 Monday night.      

The man was trying to illegally cross the border when he became stuck on a small piece of land due to the high water level.      

Rescue crews rigged a rope and pulley system to drag him out.