Man Dies Under Mudslide in Colorado Floods

3 still missing

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 10, 2013 2:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – A man's body has been found buried under mud and several feet of debris following a flash flood in Manitou Springs, Colo., last night. An inch and a half of rain fell in the area between 5:30pm and 6pm, causing boulders and mud to flow through the same area in Waldo Canyon ravaged by wildfires last year. The body has not yet been publicly identified and a cause of death has not been announced, but police believe the man died in the floods, the Denver Post reports. Three others are still missing, say authorities: Juston Travis, 24, a man known only as Steve, and a woman " seen near the creek hanging in a tree one minute and not seen the next," reports CNN.

Flash flooding in Oklahoma City also claimed the life of a man yesterday: Vincent Brown, 60, was swept into a dram and drowned while trying to rescue his stranded daughter, reports the Oklahoman. His daughter, who was not injured, says she he waded through the water to help her escape from her car. She turned around to get some things from the car, and when she turned back, Brown was gone. His body was found in a drainage canal.

Volunteer rescuer Jesse Rochette searches the Fountain Creek flood waters for anyone trapped or stranded as another flash flood washes off the Waldo Canyon burn scar, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Manitou, Colo. A mudslide has closed U.S. 24 between Cascade and Manitou Springs, and flash flooding in Manitou...
Volunteer rescuer Jesse Rochette searches the Fountain Creek flood waters for anyone trapped or stranded as another flash flood washes off the Waldo Canyon burn scar, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Manitou,...   (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)
Carson Dennis stands in the middle of the destruction caused by a flash flood that poured down Canon Avenue in Manitou, Colo.
Carson Dennis stands in the middle of the destruction caused by a flash flood that poured down Canon Avenue in Manitou, Colo.   (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)
The Fountain Water Rescue team assists a woman down Canon Avenues after she broke her leg climbing to safety to avoid the flash flood that ripped through downtown in Manitou, Colo
The Fountain Water Rescue team assists a woman down Canon Avenues after she broke her leg climbing to safety to avoid the flash flood that ripped through downtown in Manitou, Colo   (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)
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