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WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide

The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

A YOUNG BOY that was trapped following the mudslide in Washington in the US has been airlifted to safety.

This video by ITN shows the four-year-old boy trapped in the mud and debris.

A helicopter hovered over head, as one of the emergency rescue team climbed out of the helicopter on to the unstable ground to get the boy and bring him to safety.
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The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.

The rescue  has offered a glimmer of hope to those waiting to hear news of loved ones.

However, community members gathered yesterday evening for a prayer vigil for the missing, as the search enters its sixth day.

Read: “We haven’t lost hope” – search for survivors of Washington mudslide continues>

Read: NASA satellite captures photo of Washingtonmudslide>

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