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Colorado Man Rescued During September Floods Looks To Sue Rescuers

 Friday, March 14, 2014

 CBS Denver

A Broomfield man who was saved in a dramatic rescue last September during Colorado’s historic flooding has filed papers indicating he may sue his rescuers. Roy Ortiz says crews didn’t realize he was trapped in his upside down car on the morning of Sept. 12 after heavy rain washed out a road close to the intersection of Highway 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette. “I started yelling again and I started making noise to let them know, those people, that I’m alive,” Ortiz said. He claims officials ignored pleas from his wife and brother to help. He had jumped into the back seat of his 2003 Poniac in an attempt to keep himself alive. Two hours later, help finally reached him.
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