COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier has traveled to Washington to help look for his 13-year-old son who went missing after a mudslide wiped out the town of Oso.
KRDO-TV reported Staff Sgt. Jose Mangual traveled to Washington last Monday to help look for his son Jovon Mangual. He spoke to KCPQ in Seattle Monday about his search. His story is in the video report above.
Jovon lives with his mother in Washington.
“The feeling is nothing I can explain. I miss my son. I want my son and I will not stop until I find him,” Mangual said.
Managal said he plans to stay in Washington till he finds his son — no matter how long it takes.
“I haven’t had any luck. We’ve been searching for him. We haven’t been able to locate him,” the father said.
A week ago, a rain-saturated hillside along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River gave way, burying her neighborhood on the outskirts of Oso in Washington’s North Cascade Mountains in wet earth and rock.
In the minutes and hours after the slide on March 22, firefighters, neighbors, family and friends pulled survivors from the debris.
But with every day that has passed since then, hope has faded that anyone else will be found alive.
The official death toll stands at 21. Thirty people are still missing.
CNN contributed to this report.