Body recovered from mudslide in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Authorities have recovered a man

Courtesy: ABC News

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. Authorities have recovered a man's body from debris left by a fast-moving mudslide that swept through a historic town near Colorado Springs, Colo., and crews are searching for three people reported missing after the flood.

Lt. Jeff Kramer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old John Collins of Teller County was found Friday "buried beneath significant amounts of debris" on U.S. Highway 24 in Manitou Springs.

The mudslide closed the highway and flash flooding stranded vehicles in high water Friday night as about 1.3 inches of rain fell in an area burned by the Waldo Canyon Fire last year. Areas burned by wildfires are vulnerable to flash floods because the scorched soil absorbs less water.

More rain is forecast for the area Saturday afternoon and evening.


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