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Third body found after Poudre Canyon flooding

The Larimer County Coroner's Office identified two of the victims who were found in previous days.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) confirmed that another man's body was found Monday in the Poudre River, days after flooding in Poudre Canyon, while two previously found victims were identified.

LCSO was notified about 10 a.m. that a body was discovered in the river near Mile Marker 92, and emergency personnel recovered the body.

It is the third body found since the area was flooded Tuesday night. One other person is still missing. The four victims are all related, LCSO said.

On Sunday, search crews recovered a man's body in the river near Mile Marker 92. The Larimer County Coroner's Office identified that victim as David Brown, 61, of San Antonio, Texas.

A body found on July 20 in the Poudre River near Mile Marker 88 was identified as Patricia Brown, 59, of Madison Wis.

Four Larimer County Search and Rescue team members accompanied by three dogs worked with heavy equipment operators to sift through large piles of debris for signs of the missing people Saturday, but did not find them.

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The search resumed Sunday with a larger group of search and rescue team members, as well as members of the Larimer County Regional All-Hazards/Crisis Response Team. LCSO said. 

LCSO said with the area having been well-searched, search teams will not be going out again unless new information presents the need to do so.

On Tuesday a mudslide near Black Hollow Road, west of the community of Rustic, sent a large amount of debris into the canyon, destroying six homes and damaging another, according to the sheriff's office.

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LCSO is urging the public to use caution while in the canyon, for their own safety as well as the safety of search and work crews. 

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Anyone who is caught in a flash flood should leave their vehicle and climb to the highest ground possible, the sheriff's office said, and should not try to outrun or drive across floodwaters.


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