Video of boy's rescue in first hours after Washington mudslide is released
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 00:48
March 26 - The Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team releases dramatic video of the rescue of a toddler from the top of the mud pile in the immediate hours after the catastrophic mudslide in Washington state. Mana Rabiee reports.
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This is dramatic video released Wednesday of a rescue from that deadly mudslide in Oso, Washington.
It was taken Saturday in the hours immediately after the mudslide, which killed at least 16 people and has left as many as 176 people unaccounted for.
The video shows rescuers clutching a four year old boy from the top of the mud pile.
The Snohomish County rescue team says it was the first helicopter on the scene.
They made seven other rescues that day.
Local officials say they're hopeful more rescues can be made, as rescuers search beneath the mud and debris, but with each passing day they're expecting the death toll to rise.
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