- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say the bodies of a Guatemalan woman and her 2-year-old son have been pulled out of a canal in Yuma.

Yuma County Sheriff’s officials were called to the Salinity Canal about a drowning around 1 a.m. Friday.

U.S. Border Patrol agents had located shoe impressions leading west into the canal, but couldn’t find any on the opposite side.

They began to search the area and discovered the bodies.

The agents attempted to resuscitate the 25-year-old woman and her son until paramedics arrived.

Both were transported to a Yuma hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The Guatemalan Consulate has been notified and is trying to contact the woman’s relatives before names can be released.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the two were part of a group of immigrant desert crossers.

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