MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - One man who was reported missing after flash flooding in Manitou Springs has been accounted for.
Two people are still missing, as of Saturday night. Justin Travis, 24, lives in the path of the flood and his mother has not heard from him. Some drivers also reported a petite blonde woman clinging to a tree during the flood. They don't know what happened to her.
The body of John Collins, 53, was recovered from debris left by a fast-moving mudslide that swept through Manitou Springs.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says the man was found Friday "buried beneath significant amounts of debris" on U.S. Highway 24.
The mudslide closed the highway and flash flooding stranded vehicles in high water Friday night as rain fell west of Colorado Springs in an area burned by the Waldo Canyon wildfire last year.
Authorities say the body was not in a vehicle when it was found, and the man was not carrying any identification.
The National Weather Service says the area is vulnerable to flash floods because the scorched soils don't absorb as much water as they normally would.
Manitou Springs Police Chief, Joe Ribeiro says volunteers are invited to help with the clean up process starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Volunteers are asked to sign in at the Tajine Alami. It's located at 10 Old Mans Trail, which is one block east of city hall. Volunteers can work until 3:30pm. Ribeiro says the town is concerned about afternoon thunderstorms.
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