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Lyons flooding leaves National Guard stranded

Sep. 16, 2013 - 08:49AM   |  
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LYONS, COLO. — The Colorado National Guard says 15 rescuers, including members of their unit, are stranded in Lyons after they were trapped by flooding on Sunday.

The National Guard said the rescuers are waiting out the flood on higher ground until they can be rescued by helicopters or use their high tactical vehicles to cross a river that is still raging in Lyons, northwest of Boulder.

The National Guard says more than 50 Colorado National Guardsmen, rescuers and civilians were stopped by rising waters that left them cut off during a land evacuation on Sunday. Army helicopters were able to rescue most of them before bad weather halted operations on Sunday.

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