Pregnant woman drowns after getting trapped by fallen tree in Carbon River

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Lower Puyallup River Basin - Puyallup, Carbon and White Rivers (From USGS)

TACOMA, Wash. — A pregnant woman drowned after being trapped by a fallen tree Sunday afternoon on the Carbon River.

Rescue workers used a chainsaw to free 31-year-old Dyana Ricci, of Tukwila, who became trapped under a log while tubing about 20 miles southeast of Tacoma.

Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune Ricci was in a group of three tubing the Carbon River near Orting.

Troyer said rescue workers were performing CPR as they took the woman to Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup where she was later pronounced dead.

Ricci was reportedly in the water for an hour before being rescued.

No one in the group was wearing a life jacket, according to the Tribune.

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5 comments

    • Christina

      Unfortunately, no. She was only about three months along. She was a BEAUTIFUL person and was so looking forward to seeing that little one.

  • Robin Wilson

    Diana was a friend to many. She never wavered when it came to being herself. She was a unique individual and is and will be remembered and missed. God bless her and her unborn child. May God bless her family and those who had the pleasure to know her.

  • Wayne Graves

    You will be greatly missed by many. Such a beautiful voice and inspiration to all whose lives you touched! RIP

  • Christina

    She passed away from hypothermia. Her husband was there with her during the accident. A life jacket wouldn’t have made a difference.