Woman Survives After Flood Nearly Sweeps Her Away


A woman was nearly swept away in Friday night's flood, pulling herself onto a tree to save herself.

11 News spoke with Laura Hunter, who is recovering at Penrose Hospital.

As raging flood water threatened to carry the Manitou Springs resident down Canon Avenue, Hunter clung to a tree branch to save her life. Though she suffered severe cuts to her legs, Hunter is expected to recover. She hopes to be released from Penrose Tuesday.

Hunter suffered significant losses in Friday's flood, losing her home and two cats. Even so, she knows how fortunate she is to have escaped with her life.

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