ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Video from the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team shows the rescue of a 4-year-old boy from the Oso mudslide.
When the slide hit their house Saturday, Jacob Spillers was home with his father, Billy Spillers and three siblings — 13-year-old half-brother Jovon Mangual, 5-year-old Kaylee Spillers, and 2-year-old Brooke Spillers.
His mother, Jonielle Spillers, was at her job as a nursing assistant.
The Seattle Times reports Jovon’s father, Jose Mangual, is an Army staff sergeant. He says the Spillers moved from Seattle to Oso about two years ago. Billy Spillers is a chief petty officer stationed at Naval Station Everett.
Jose Mangual told The Seattle Times Jacob told him he was on the second floor and able to get out when nobody else could. He’s been reunited with his mother.