No one found in car in fast-flowing Clear Creek

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Emergency crews found a car submerged in the fast-flowing Clear Creek in Clear Creek Canyon on Friday night.

Officials closed U.S. 6 between highways 119 and 93 while a crew from Golden Fire Rescue checked the vehicle for any occupants.

A rescuer was seen being lowered on a rope from a fire engine with a bucket on it so he could check the vehicle.

No one was found inside and the highway reopened to traffic.

Crews left the car in Clear Creek because the water is running so high and fast.

They will have to close the busy route that’s used by travelers going to and from the gambling towns of Black Hawk and Central City at a later date when they decide to remove the vehicle.