A Midnight Express patrol boat. Courtesy CBP
A Midnight Express patrol boat. Courtesy CBP

Border Patrol agents reported Monday that they arrested a 40-year-old man trying to enter the United States on an inflatable kayak late on July 4.

The man was observed by the San Diego Joiny Harbor Operations Center, which sent a interceptor vessel. He was caught about a half mile offshore, west of the mouth of the Tijuana River.

The crew arrested the man at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday and brought him and his kayak to a pier in Point Loma.

Border Patrol agents determined he was in the country illegally. Agents transported the 40-year-old man to a nearby station for processing and seized the kayak.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.