The mudslide area. More photos and videos below.
The mudslide area. More photos and videos below.
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins

At this hour, search crews are returning to the scene of a massive mudslide in western Colorado, near the community of Collbran. They're looking for Clancy Nichols, 51, his son Danny, 24, and Wes Hawkins, 46, who were checking out reports of a smaller slide when they went missing.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office, which is heading up the search operation, has done a fine job of sharing photos and videos from the scene -- and these images offer perspective on the size and scope of the slide and the operation. See a sampling below. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the friends, family and loved ones of Clancy, Danny and Wes.

A 9News image features photos of Danny and Clancy Nichols. No photo for Wes Hawkins was available at this writing.
A 9News image features photos of Danny and Clancy Nichols. No photo for Wes Hawkins was available at this writing.
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes HawkinsEXPAND
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Continue for more photos and videos of the massive mudslide in Mesa County -- the site of a search for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols and Wes Hawkins.

Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Continue for more photos and videos of the massive mudslide in Mesa County -- the site of a search for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols and Wes Hawkins.

Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Photos: See mudslide area being searched for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols, Wes Hawkins
Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Continue for more videos of the massive mudslide in Mesa County -- the site of a search for Danny Nichols, Clancy Nichols and Wes Hawkins.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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