Mammoth Mudslide in Colorado

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Rescuers are still searching for three people missing after an “unbelievably big” mudslide in western Colorado, officials said.

“We still haven’t found the three people reported missing,” Mesa County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lisa McCammon told ABC News today.

The first reports of the mudslide near rural Collbran, Colorado, were called into the Plateau Valley Fire Department Sunday night, along with reports that three Mesa County residents were missing. They have not been named.

The Fire Department responded as soon as a witness called about “a noise that sounded like a freight train that is attributed to the slide,” Mesa County Sheriff officials said.

The mudslide is estimated to be about 4 miles long, 2 miles wide, and about 250 feet deep in many places, according to an official statement issued by the Sheriff’s Office.

“This slide is unbelievably big,” Lt. Phil Stratton told ABC News.

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