Sep 16, 2013 12:38 PM by Alyse Rzemek
LYONS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado National Guard says six Guard members and nine first responders are stranded in Lyons after they were trapped overnight by flooding.
Guard officials say the rescuers are waiting out the flood Monday until they can leave by helicopter or use their high tactical vehicles to cross a river that is still raging in Lyons, northwest of Boulder.
Lt. James Goff says the stranded rescuers are still searching homes for people left inside.
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.