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Emergency Responders Recover Body from Fountain Creek
Thursday, September 12, 2013


Colorado Springs, Colo. – At approximately 4:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 Colorado Springs Police Department noticed what appeared to be a body in the water near Nevada and Las Vegas Streets while conducting flood patrols in the area. CSPD notified Colorado Springs Fire Department Heavy Rescue Team at 4:19 a.m.to respond to the scene.  The Heavy Rescue Team recovered the remains of an unidentified adult male at 4:55 a.m.

El Paso County Coroner’s office will have to conduct an autopsy to positively identify the body. Pending notification of next of kin the name will be released. Coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death.  All information regarding this incident will be released by the Emergency Operations Center Public Information Center Officer at (719) 385-7135.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to (719) 444-7000.

Flood patrol crews from Colorado Springs Police, Fire and Public Works worked throughout the night to monitor conditions and respond to potential flooding along the Westside of Colorado Springs.

Storm systems are forecasted to continue throughout the day. Citizens are encouraged to stay alert to news and weather alerts; avoid ditches, flooded and low-lying areas.

More information will be released as it becomes available.