Child feared dead in flash flooding

DENVER (AP) -- A toddler who was being pushed in a stroller is feared dead after severe thunderstorms triggered flash flooding in Denver that swept away both mother and child.

The child's mother is hospitalized and the child's stroller was found empty about a mile downstream. A Fire Department spokesman says they're not optimistic about finding the child alive but will continue searching.

The mother and child were walking along a little creek when the storm hit, dropping about an inch-and-a-half of rain in about an hour.

An officer who attempted to rescue a teenager who fell into a creek that runs through a park in south Denver is hospitalized with appeared to be hypothermia. It's unclear whether the teenager survived.


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