This screenshot from Google Maps indicates the approximate location of Black Hollow Road, where several homes were damaged or destroyed. Note the location of Fort Collins and Red Feather Lakes in the distance, as well as the town of Rustic, to see the approximate location of the Poudre Canyon.

This screenshot from Google Maps indicates the approximate location of Black Hollow Road, where several homes were damaged or destroyed. Note the location of Fort Collins and Red Feather Lakes in the distance, as well as the town of Rustic, to see the approximate location of the Poudre Canyon.

A second body has been recovered following July 20 flash flooding in Colorado's Poudre Canyon, with officials calling off the search for additional victims after five days barring new information. Two adults remain missing.

Last Tuesday, extreme flash flooding and a mudslide hit the Poudre Canyon area, above Rustic, at about 6:00 PM. In total, six residential structures and a detached garage were destroyed, with images from the scene showing pieces of homes, vehicles, and appliances strewn about the area as the result of the flooding.

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Crews found a deceased adult female that day, continuing their search for at least two more known missing persons at that time. By Thursday, it was determined that another person was missing and the search for the three continued with multiple teams, canine units, and the use of heavy equipment to dig through debris.

On Sunday, crews located the body of a male in the Poudre River around mile marker 92 of Highway 14 – just east of the turn to No Co Road 69 in Rustic. After this discovery, the search and rescue effort was called off "with evident and planned areas well-searched." Should new information come to light, the search may resume.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office extended a thanks to the many volunteers and agencies that helped with the search and rescue process.

Condolences go out to those impacted by these tragic deaths.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run. He's on a mission to summit all 58 of Colorado's fourteeners and has already climbed more than half.

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