3 deaths confirmed after statewide flooding Thursday

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A normally-dry creek bed is the cite of destruction after flooding in Boulder on Sept. 12, 2013. (Photo: Instagram / Brandi Mackenzie)

A normally-dry creek bed is the cite of destruction after flooding in Boulder on Sept. 12, 2013. (Photo: Instagram / Brandi Mackenzie)

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DENVER — Three people were confirmed dead after statewide flooding across Colorado Thursday morning.

The third death was confirmed at a 9 a.m. press conference, when Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle confirmed that a body had been recovered in the 200 block of Linden Road in north Boulder at an unconfirmed time on Thursday morning.

The first death was reported in Jamestown shortly after 1:20 a.m. The second death was confirmed by the Colorado Springs Fire Department on Twitter shortly after 5:20 a.m., with the department taking to social media to report a body had been recovered in the area of South Nevada and I-25.

Shortly after that, a spokesperson for the City of Colorado Springs confirmed that the body was first noticed by Colorado Springs police officers at 4:15 a.m.

“CSPD notified Colorado Springs Fire Department Heavy Rescue Team at 4:19 a.m.to respond to the scene,”  the press release stated. “The Heavy Rescue Team recovered the remains of an unidentified adult male at 4:55 a.m.”

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy earlier today and has identified the victim found in the Colorado Springs area as 54-year-old Danny Davis. 

There was better news to report up north around 5:30 a.m., as Boulder Creek flooding levels appeared to have peaked at seven feet and were on their way back down.

Flow rates along the Boulder Creek, where the flooding began late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, showed that this flood is the worst since the Big Thompson Flood over 26 years ago

The sliver of good news, however, did not appear to spell the end of heavy rains and flooding across the state, with flash flood warnings scheduled to remain in effect for Denver, Boulder, Adams and Larimer counties until 9 a.m.

Dozens of road, school and business closures had been reported across the state as of 5:45 a.m. Click here for the latest updates.

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