First Washington State Trooper At Mudslide Scene Describes Rescue

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As the search continues for survivors following Saturday's deadly slide in the town of Oso, Washington, Governor Jay Inslee says authorities will examine whether risk-assessment for landslides is adequate.

Questions have been raised after it was learned there were reports years ago warning of the potential for catastrophic landslides in the area.

Crews continue searching through the debris for bodies.

One of the first pictures to emerge from the disaster was of a muddied State Trooper who had just helped to rescue an injured baby.

That trooper was 27-year-old Rocky Oliphant. He was the first trooper on the scene, and he shares his story publicly for the first time with Here & Now Contributor Austin Jenkins.



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