Aug 16, 2012 2:04 PM by Ian Cross
BISBEE, Ariz. - A Border Patrol agent was rescued from his vehicle last night after he tried to drive through a wash near Bisbee.
Bisbee Fire crews were called out to Bisbee Junction and Border Road, south of Bisbee, after a Border Patrol agent out of Douglas attempted to drive through a flooded wash and ended up trapped in his vehicle, according to a news tip submitted by Capt. George Castillo with Bisbee Fire.
Fire crews arrived to find several Border Patrol agents and Cochise County Sheriff's officers trying to rescue the trapped agent, Capt. Castillo told News 4 Tucson.
Bisbee Fire crews set up a wench using a Border Patrol quad vehicle, and set up ropes downstream, in case the agent was swept away by the flowing flood waters.
The agent crawled out of his vehicle with the wench cable around his waist, and was pulled to safety, Capt. Castillo stated.
The agent had no injuries and the rescue went well, Captain Castillo stated.