UPDATE: THURSDAY 5/18/2023 6:25 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — CSFD said the body of an adult man was found in Monument Creek at Goose Gossage Park after an extensive search.

CSFD said the body was found at around 5:15 p.m., after waters had receded and revealed the body was caught on a rocky section of the creek.

UPDATE: THURSDAY 5/18/2023 6:03 p.m.

CSFD has confirmed that the rescue operation taking place along Monument Creek has become a body recovery.

CSFD tweeted the update shortly before 6 p.m. on Twitter. FOX21’s crew reports that the El Paso County Coroner has arrived on the scene at Goose Gossage Park.

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UPDATE: THURSDAY 5/18/2023 4:56 p.m.

In an update on the scene, CSFD said the rescue effort that began Thursday afternoon is in the process of searching a large section of Monument Creek, which runs parallel to I-25.

CSFD said the initial call for help came in around 2:38 p.m., and the caller reported an adult possibly stuck in Douglas Creek off Sinton Trail, near Star View on the west side.

Douglas Creek feeds into Monument Creek near Garden of the Gods Road and I-25, and CSFD said crews are stationed along Monument Creek from Garden of the Gods to Bijou Street, looking for a possible person in the water.

Approximately 30 personnel are responding, CSFD said, and are working with law enforcement to try and locate the person.

CSFD said the search will continue indefinitely until sundown, when the search will be reassessed or called off for the night.

ORIGINAL STORY: CSFD on scene of swift water rescue along Monument Creek

THURSDAY 5/18/2023 3:45 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is responding to a swift water rescue along Monument Creek in Colorado Springs.

CSFD tweeted just after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, and said that crews were responding to a report of a person in need of rescue from the water. A spokesperson from CSFD said the initial call came from the area of 4058 Star View, along Sinton Trail near Centennial Boulevard.

CSFD said crews were “responding rapidly,” and later reported on Twitter that crews were responding to this same incident, in areas along Monument Creek.

“Please keep yourselves and pets away from the creeks as water is rising and moving quickly,” CSFD pleaded with the community, as rain continues across the Pikes Peak Region.

CSFD also said a drone was being deployed to search the area. CSFD said more information would be provided when it becomes available.

FOX21 News has a crew on the way to the scene. Check back here for updates.