Border Patrol Mechanic Saves Woman And Child From Car Submerged In Canal (PHOTO)

02/23/2013 12:42 pm ET

One mechanic has added another tool to his belt.

On Wednesday morning, a U.S. Border Patrol mechanic saved a woman and her 2-year-old daughter after their car became submerged in a canal.

The incident began when the woman, driving near Interstate 8 in El Centro, Calif., lost control of her vehicle and veered into the water. According to the Imperial Valley Press, as the car went under, the woman and her 2-year-old daughter managed to climb onto its roof.

Meanwhile, the unidentified Border Patrol mechanic, who was driving near the canal, saw that the pair was "in need of urgent assistance," Agent Fabian Morales told the paper.

The mechanic stopped his car and helped them from the roof of the car to the canal bank.

This isn't the first rescue to take place in water.

In January, a sheriff's deputy pulled two women from a car sinking into Lake Ray Hubbard in Texas. The rescue was captured on the patrol car's dashboard camera.

Earlier this month, the NYPD rescued a pair of boaters who fell into Jamaica Bay.

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