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Lyons flooding leaves National Guard stranded

By: The Associated Press
September 16, 2013 Updated: September 16, 2013 at 11:39 am
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photo - In this photo provided by the Colorado National Guard,  Colorado National Guardsmen place a dog into a high-clearance military vehicle as they rescue people and pets stranded by flooding in Lyons, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Thousands more people in Colorado were ordered to evacuate Friday, Sept. 13, as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities. (AP Photo/Army National Guard, Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida)
In this photo provided by the Colorado National Guard, Colorado National Guardsmen place a dog into a high-clearance military vehicle as they rescue people and pets stranded by flooding in Lyons, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Thousands more people in Colorado were ordered to evacuate Friday, Sept. 13, as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities. (AP Photo/Army National Guard, Sgt. Joseph K. VonNida) 

LYONS — The Colorado National Guard says 15 rescuers, including members of their unit, are stranded in Lyons after they were trapped by flooding on Sunday.

The National Guard said the rescuers are waiting out the flood on higher ground until they can be rescued by helicopters or use their high tactical vehicles to cross a river that is still raging in Lyons, northwest of Boulder.

The National Guard says more than 50 Colorado National Guardsmen, rescuers and civilians were stopped by rising waters that left them cut off during a land evacuation on Sunday. Army helicopters were able to rescue most of them before bad weather halted operations on Sunday.

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