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No sign of 3 men missing in Colorado slide

By P. Solomon Banda

Associated Press

Published: Monday, May 26 2014 5:53 p.m. MDT

The results of a three-mile long mudslide are piled below Grand Mesa, where the slide started, background, in a remote part of western Colorado near the small town of Collbran Monday, May 26, 2014. Rescue teams are searching for three men missing after a half-mile stretch of a ridge saturated with rain collapsed.

Dean Humphrey, Associated PressP

COLLBRAN, Colo. — Authorities haven't found any sign of three men missing after a massive mudslide struck a remote part of western Colorado.

Fifty-one-year-old county road worker Clancy Nichols, his 24-year-old son Danny and 46-year-old Wes Hawkins have been missing since Sunday after rain-saturated ridge collapsed.

Searchers looked for the men Monday at the lower end of the slide. The upper portion is considered too unstable and is at risk of sliding again.

The search is scheduled to resume Tuesday.

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