7th death confirmed in Colorado flooding

By: The Denver Post
September 19, 2013 Updated: September 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm
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photo - This photo shows flood damage to Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
This photo shows flood damage to Old Highway 34 in Loveland, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. As floodwaters recede, cleanup and damage assessment continues after historic flooding. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) 

The flood death toll continued to rise Thursday when authorities announced two new fatalities.

Thursday afternoon, the Boulder County Coroner's Office announced that a body found near Lyons had been identified as 80-year-old Gerald Boland.

Boland was a former Lyons basketball coach and longtime teacher. His truck was found battered and abandoned after last weeks' flooding.

Earlier, the Larimer County Sheriff's Department said a 46-year-old Drake man is presumed dead after he and his home were washed away.

Statewide, 200 people remain unaccounted for, down from a peak of 1,200. Seven have been confirmed dead.

His name was not released.

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