A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Officials in Chaffee County say a rock slide at Agnes Vaille Falls that killed five hikers yesterday "caught everybody by surprise."
The Chaffee County Coroner went to the scene of the rock slide and confirmed the deaths. The bodies will not be recovered until possibly midday Tuesday.
The rock slide was reported around 11:15 a.m. Monday. First responders found a 13-year-old girl trapped in the rocks. She was freed and flown to Denver Children's Hospital with unknown injuries.
Crews will reassess the situation Tuesday morning.
Along with the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office, Chaffee County EMS, Colorado State Patrol, search and rescue workers, and firefighters are on scene.
Agnes Vaille Falls is located below Mt. Princeton. There is a popular hiking trail that can take you there; the trailhead is located nine miles away from the intersection of Highway 285 and County Road 162. The closest towns to it are Nathrop and Buena Vista.
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