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Video: Four-year-old boy rescued from Washington mudslide


This dramatic video from Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team shows the moment that a young boy was rescued from the Oso mudslide. The four-year-old has been named by local media as Jacob Spillers. He was reportedly at home with his father and three siblings when the slide hit. They were all listed as missing on March 24. His mother, a nursing assistant, was at work when she learned of the catastrophe. She found Jacob by calling hospitals. The rescued boy reportedly told his mother that his father and the other children were watching TV when the mudslide hit. Jacob was on the second floor. Nobody else was able to get out. The mudslide devastated a rural area near the town of Oso in Snohomish County, Washington, on March 22. The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team was training 25 miles south of the mudslide location when it hit, and was on scene very quickly. Jacob was rescued a few hours after the slide hit. Credit: Vimeo/Snohomish HRT

 

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