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 continued their search Saturday for three people reported missing after the flood.
Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said 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. It was unclear if Collins left his nearby vehicle on his own or if the floodwaters forced him from it.
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.