Border agents rescue man hanging from fence

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Updated: 7/14/2014 11:26 pm

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The Border Patrol says agents have rescued a man who hanged himself from a border fence in downtown Calexico, California, in an apparent suicide attempt.

It happened Sunday night in the area that separates the California city from Mexicali, Mexico.

The Border Patrol says an agent saw the 27-year-old Mexican man climb over the fence with a rope and hang himself.

The agent grabbed the man by the legs and held him up to release pressure on his neck until another agent came to help.

The Border Patrol says the man wasn't breathing when he was lowered down but an agent revived him. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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