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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. -- Glenn Dotson found himself stranded in the flash flood in Manitou Springs Friday.

Dotson, 70, decided to get out of his car and the rushing water and mud knocked him down and carried him away.

He ended up near Ben Tilghman's car.

Tilghman told him to get into his car until it was safe. But Dotson hesitated because he was soaking wet and caked in mud.

Tilghman told him it didn't matter.

“He got me into his car, gave me a blanket, talked to me, calmed me down, and he’s the one who eventually brought me to my friends’ house over here,” Dotson said.

Dotson wasn’t injured, but his friends noticed the emotional impact of his experience.

“He said he was all right, but he was shaking real bad,” said Bresser.  “He could barely talk.  His eyes, all you could see was white, and everything else was just black.”

 

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