Woman found buried beneath hail

Sudden Saturday hailstorm wreaks havoc

Graphic Video: Crews find woman buried in hail

EL PASO, Texas - El Paso water rescue crews found a woman buried beneath several feet of hail in a Northeast El Paso arroyo Saturday afternoon.

The emergency call reported four people were trapped in the arroyo following the storm, a fire department spokesman said.

The spokesman tells ABC-7 three of the people managed to get out of the arroyo but one woman did not.

Rescuers searched for nearly an hour, stabbing poles into the accumulation of hail, looking for the missing woman.

ABC-7's Alec Schreck was there when the rescuers' poles hit an object buried in the hail, then pulled the woman from beneath the frozen pebbles.

Video captured only by ABC-7 shows rescuers performing CPR on the woman once she was pulled onto dry land.

EMS crews continued to perform resuscitation efforts as the woman was transported to University Medical Center, the spokesman said. An update on her condition was not immediately available. 

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