Miracle Survivor Sang to God While Car Flooded

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by Megan Quinn | Broomfieldenterprise
September 2013

(Photo:  Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera)
(Photo: Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera)

As Roy Ortiz’s car filled with fast-moving flood water, he thought about his family and prayed to God. He tried not to panic.

Ortiz, who was driving to work just before 6 a.m. on Thursday on Dillon Road near U.S 287, saw the street was washed out by flood waters. He tried to stop, but became trapped in his car when a bridge collapse caused him to slide off the road into Rock Creek. North Metro Fire Rescue rescued him from his submerged car two hours later.

At a press conference at Good Samaritan Medical Center on Friday, Ortiz credited North Metro Fire Rescue District’s skills and his faith in God for helping him survive the harrowing ordeal.

“I need(ed) to relax, because I want to survive for my kids, my wife,” he said.

Ortiz, a Broomfield resident, said he called his wife [Read the full story here: Car Underwater]

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