CNN anchor Carol Costello let out an audible gasp during the broadcast on Thursday as swift water rescue teams tried to save a man in an overturned car in a flooded Colorado creek.


CNN was covering the aftermath of night torrential rain that left at least two people dead when the broadcast cut to breaking news of a car that had landed on its side in the raging creek waters near Boulder.

While two rescue workers in a yellow dingy were trying to talk to the man trapped in the vehicle through a rear passenger window, the car shifted, sending white water into the car.

"Oh, my!" Costello exclaimed.

Within 45 seconds, the crew had the rear passenger door open, and the soaked man was been dragged up a creek bank to safety.

"That was absolutely amazing," Costello remarked.

Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Sept. 12, 2013.