Woman pulled from river of hail in Texas

Emergency peronnel searched large pools of hail with long metal rods.

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woman from Arroyo in Northeast El Paso died after being swept away by a river of hail.

The water rescue team searched very large pools of icy hail using long metal rods to poke through the slush.

Minutes after the rescue team pulled the woman's half naked body from the icy river, emergency personnel performed CPR all the way to University Medical Center.

Fire officials and neighbors alike said that homeless people have lived in this drainage ditch between a Wal-Mart and movie theater for several years.