Three Swept Into Drainage Ditch During Texas Storm

EL PASO (April 21, 2014) Two men and a woman were rescued after they were swept into a drainage ditch during a storm that produced heavy rain and hail in northeastern El Paso.

The men were swept about 400 feet into a drainage canal Saturday.

After they were rescued, they told firefighters they were with a woman when water and ice swept through the drain.

The woman was found alive a short time later, but she was buried beneath 3 feet of ice from the hail.

Her body temperature was 75 degrees and emergency personnel performed CPR.

She was taken to University Medical Center where medical personnel worked to warm her body and resuscitate her.


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