I loved the rescue movie - Jessica McClure, 18 months, fell into 8 inch well pipe Oct. 1887. After 58 hours she was finally rescued. It was 1987 - that kind of gear didn't exist in 1887. I watched this and prayed they would get her out. I am old, but not that old.
"Everybody's baby The rescue of Jessica McClure" 1989 TV Movie Stars: Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle, Roxana Zal, Patty Duke Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth too much with machinery they could cause Jessica to fall further down and die.
Jessica McClure, 18 months old, is held by rescuer Steven Forbes on Oct. 16, 1987, after she was freed from an abandoned well where she had been trapped for 58 hours. The rescue effort was covered live by the fledgling CNN and seen by millions around the world.
Oct 16 - ON THIS DAY in 1987, in an event that had viewers around the world glued to their TVs, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued after being trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well in Midland, Texas.
Baby Jessica 30 Years Later: ‘My Life is a Miracle’
Millions of Americans remember when Texas 18-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued from a backyard well after being trapped for nearly 60 hours — but the center of attention herself has no recollection of the harrowing event. Now 30, Jessica McClure Morales – who still answers to “Baby Jessica” from