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Thursday
Sep122013

WATCH: Dramatic Rescues as Flash Floods Submerge Colo. Drivers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOULDER, Colo.) -- Flooding in Boulder, Colo., overnight led to dramatic rescues Thursday morning as three cars were overtaken by rushing water on a road.

Police received word shortly before 6 a.m. that three cars were submerged in water on a road that had been eroded by a deluge, which totaled six inches in the area, according to officials.

Rescue workers found drivers in each of the three cars that were trapped by the rushing water.  They used ropes to stabilize the vehicles and then evacuated the drivers, who had minor injuries, according to officials.

The video of one rescue captured by KCNC shows a driver trapped in his overturned car by the flood, struggling for air as the vehicle filled with water.  Rescue workers from local fire companies had to pull open the car’s door and evacuate the man, who was safely brought to shore.

He is now receiving medical treatment.

Water levels continue to rise in Colorado rivers, according to ABC News affiliate KMGH.  Three deaths are being blamed on the flooding.

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