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4-year-old boy rescued from the deadly Washington mudslide

Watch: Helicopter Team Rescues 4-Year-Old Boy From Mudslide


An incredible rescue of a 4-year-old boy from the deadly Washington mudslide - caught on camera. Take a look.

You can see members of the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team jumping from their chopper to pluck little Jacob Spillers from the thick landscape of mud.

USA Today reports Jacob was at home watching TV with his father and three siblings Saturday when the mudslide wreaked havoc on the town of Oso.

The boy was almost immediately trapped. But the helicopter rescue team was able to find him within hours and pull him to safety, unharmed.

Unfortunately, rescuers have yet to find his father or three siblings in the debris.

"Billy is missing, my cousin Billy. Hopefully, the kids are still there with him, curled up in a ball with him and just all waiting for us."

According to The Seattle Times, Jacob's mother was at work when the mudslide hit, and she has since been reunited with her son. She was able to track him down by calling hospitals in the area.

Jacob was one of the last people to be found alive since the massive mudslide hit. Search and rescue teams are still combing through the debris, desperately searching for survivors.

As of Thursday morning, the official death toll from the disaster amounted to 16, while the number of people missing has dropped to 90. Officials have acknowledged they may not be able to locate everyone.

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lloyd.melon March 27 2014 at 1:06 PM

Good job men, possibly women too, for a mission accomplish on any life you may save. You must have proud parents, for risking your life to save another, not to mention they are scared as hell about it too? Thank you, coming from a normal guy, that is amired with you all. Hope this means as much to you than it does to me?

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