Wednesday, firefighters had to remove a group of people from a sewage tunnel near the U.S.-Mexico border.
San Diego and Chula Vista firefighters, with help from U.S. Border Patrol agents, spent 45 minutes digging out five people who had become trapped in a sewage tunnel then they crawled to a point where a fence, put in the tunnel itself, made it impossible to get through the U.S. side of the border.
It is believed the group of migrants entered the sewage tunnel through a manhole on the Mexican side of the border, and they were recovered on the 9800 block of Via De La Amistad in Otay Mesa, CA.
U.S. Border Patrol dogs were called in to assist in finding which manhole the group was near. Once they were removed one by one, the migrants were hosed down due to their exposure to sewage. Border Patrol officials said the group - four men and one women – were in good health and without injuries.