This Little Boy Was Trapped by the Washington Mudslide. How He Was Incredibly Rescued Really Moved Me.

On the morning of Saturday (around 11:00 a.m.), the slide of mud, trees and rocks struck a rural community in Snohomish County.

Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said that they are still continuing their search in hope to find more survivors and discover bodies.

The landslide also destroyed State Route 530 near the town of Oso, which is about 55 miles north of Seattle.

Searchers have been in the devastated area for almost five days with their goal to find any signs of life.

And on Wednesday, a stunning video of a 4-year-old boy rescued from being stuck in the mudslide by a helicopter rescue team has emerged.

The footage, which was shared on the rescuers’ Facebook page, shows rescue teams getting closer to a boy stuck in the mud waiting for them to get him.
Rescue Team
Jacob Spiller, 4, was rescued last Saturday after the devastating mudslide swept their home.
Rescue Team
He had been trapped in the compressed mud that his pants were taken off when he was pulled up.
Rescue Team
He was then passed to another rescuer who is waiting in the helicopter.
Rescue Team
Jacob was pictured safe and sound inside the helicopter after he was rescued.
Jacob Spiller
The time the mudslide happened, Jacob was home with his father and three other siblings, while his mother is at work.
Jacob Spiller
Jacob’s father Billy and three siblings, Brooke, Kaylee and Jovon, were still not found.
Jacob's Family

Jacob Spillers was then handed to his mother.

Jacob was one of eight people who were rescued on Saturday. As of the recent statistics, 176 people are still missing and 24 people are confirmed dead.

Please share this and continue to pray for those who are still missing.

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