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Aug 12, 2013 1:03 PM by Adam Atchison

Woman rescued from floodwaters speaks about harrowing ordeal

A woman rescued from the raging floodwaters in Manitou Springs on Friday is speaking with News 5 today.

49-year-old Laura Hunter is being treated at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Some media outlets are reporting that this is the same woman who the Manitou Springs Fire Department indicated as missing on Friday, but that has not been confirmed by Manitou authorities at this hour.

News 5 is in the city of Manitou right now working to figure out if firefighters are still searching for someone.

Look for updates and a full report on Hunter's experience throughout the day on KOAA 5.


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