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The Rescue of Baby Jessica
On October 14, 1987, an 18-month-old girl named Jessica McClure fell into an abandoned well. Her story captivated the public, and reporters descended on Midland, Texas, to cover the massive effort to rescue her. After more than two days, she was brought to the surface alive by a team of rescuers.
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The dramatic rescue of 33 miners from Chile's San Jose mine is being hailed as one of the most miraculous and riveting events of its kind. Discover a selection of other notable rescues that saved lives, brought together communities and captivated…
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