AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A driver of a van drove into a flash flood area late Wednesday night during severe weather in the Aurora area and had to be rescued.

The water rescue took place on South Gun Club Road in Arapahoe County, where waters were rushing at about 3 feet high.

Paul Robinson, the driver, told CBS4 that area isn’t well lit. He says says he felt the whole van rocking and there was no way to drive out of the water.

“You know, it’s testy — it scares you. But I’m a very good swimmer so I wasn’t really worried about it. I know how to handle heavy water situations, I know not to panic,” Robinson told CBS4 afterwards.

Rescuers say staying calm helped Robinson.


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