LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency crews in Lakewood on Sunday morning found the body of a woman in a ditch in the Sunset Park area. She was reportedly swept away in the water during heavy rain that fell on Saturday night.
The ditch is located near 12th Avenue and Miller Street in Lakewood’s Cedar Crest neighborhood. So far the details of how she wound up in the water haven’t been released. Her identity has also not been made available.
The initial search for the person on Saturday night was unsuccessful. Firefighters were in “chest high water” at one point during the search.
“It’s hard to tell really how fast it’s moving and how powerful it is until you actually step into it but even two or three feet deep it can grab you and pull you under and then you are gone,” said West Metro Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ronda Scholting.
A few areas along Colorado’s Front Range experienced flash flooding Saturday afternoon when up to an inch or more of rain fell in 30 minutes or less. The area where the search took place was under a Flash Flood Warning.