Body Recovered from Fountain Creek

Sep 12, 2013

Emergency responders in Colorado Springs recovered the body of an adult male early this morning from Fountain Creek after heavy rains overnight. 

The Colorado Springs Police Department noticed a body in the water near Nevada and Las Vegas Streets while conducting flood patrols and notified the city’s fire department.  The Heavy Rescue Team recovered the remains shortly before 5 this morning.  Identification and official cause of death are pending.  A flash flood watch remains in effect for El Paso and Teller Counties through midnight.

After last night’s rains, Manitou Springs School District 14 is on a two-hour delay and has canceled morning preschool after the overnight rains.  UPDATE:  7:30:  Manitou School District 14 is now CLOSED.