Survival Stories

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Drama in Real Life: Trapped in an Ice Cave

Three amateur explorers become trapped in a freezing cave by four feet of ice. Can they escape… >>

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Incredible: How One Couple Saved 50 Children From the Nazis

Gil and Eleanor Kraus, a well-to-do American couple, risked everything to come to the rescue. >>

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Man Overboard: The Lobsterman Who Mysteriously Vanished

No one could figure out when or where John Aldridge dropped into the ocean, with only his rubber… >>

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“I Was Buried Alive in a Grain Bin”

For hours, no one knew that Arick Baker had fallen into a 137-degree grain bin and was slowly being… >>

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Drama at Sea: The Final Hours on the HMS Bounty

A cowboy captain sails an iconic tall ship into a hurricane—with deadly results. >>

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“We Were Buried in a Mudslide!”

Michelle Grainger, Steve Le Goff, and their neighbors survived two days of raging floodwaters. It… >>

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What It’s Like to Punch a Shark

A few things went through my mind. The first was, Wow, that’s a very large shark. Second, It’s… >>

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She Landed Her Plane on the Hudson River

When her plane lost power, pilot Deniece De Priester pulled off a perfect water landing. >>

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Orphaned on the Ocean: The Unbelievable Story of Terry Jo Duperrault

A young girl alone on a raft. A mysterious yacht accident. A missing family. It's a strange and… >>

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Chilling Medical Dramas: He Took a Nail Gun to the Heart

A careless accident on the job turned into a medical nightmare. >>