- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Video from the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team shows the rescue of a 4-year-old boy from the Oso mudslide.

Chief Pilot Bill Quistorf says Jacob Spillers was among 16 civilians and exhausted firefighters rescued by helicopter on Saturday.

Quistorf says the helicopter team was conducting a training exercise when the slide hit, so it took them only a half-hour to arrive.

When the slide hit their house, Jacob was home with his father and three siblings.

His mother, Jonielle Spillers, was at work.

Helicopter crew chief Randy Fay says the team spotted Jacob alone. A man on the ground went to assist and had to be rescued himself after becoming mired in mud.

Fay says the boy was reunited with his mother but his other family members are still missing.

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