Video: Man trapped (raw)-May 18, 1980

Video: Man trapped (raw)-May 18, 1980

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by Paul Kenney

kgw.com

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Updated Friday, May 14 at 3:44 PM

RAW AERIALS: Only hours after the eruption we flew over this man crawling through the mud flows to try to get to safety. Roads and bridges had been destroyed stranding hundreds of people. And many were trapped as the wall of mud, boulders, entire trees, cars and most of the water from what was Spirit Lake careened down the Toutle River valley, headed eventually for the Columbia.

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