Monday, August 4, 2008

Man Presumed Dead Found Alive 40 Years Later

63-year old Darrell Johnson was presumed dead following the Big Thompson Canyon flood in 1976. Until someone called him up last year and asked him if he was dead.

While no one is certain how Johnson's name remained on the list of 144 supposed victims of the natural disaster, residents had to be sure before they included his name on a memorial plaque. Johnson and his family had left their cabin hours before it was washed away by the flood in 1976.

Darrell Johnsons now directs funerals.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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