Man dies trying swim around border fence

IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) – An autopsy is pending 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 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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