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