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Woman rescued after getting swept 30 feet down ravine when above-ground pool burst

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TACOMA, Wash. - A Tacoma woman was rescued Monday afternoon after she got swept 30 feet down a ravine and buried in debris when her above-ground pool burst.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. at her home on E. 38th Street, just west of Portland Ave.

Firefighters said the woman was in her back yard working on the pool when it burst.

The deluge of water carried her under a fence and down the ravine and buried her under debris.

When firefighters arrived, they found her conscious, alert and talking.

It took crews about 30 to 45 minutes to get rescue equipment on scene to help the woman out of the ravine.

She was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition. No word on her injuries.

No one else was hurt.

It's not yet known what caused the pool to burst.




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