Survival Stories

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The Slave in the Garage

Sold by her parents and smuggled into the U.S., one young girl did a family's dirty work for two… >>

Deep Blue Sea
The Sailor and the Whale: Survival at Sea

A 40-ton gray whale lunges onto the deck, and Max Young seems sunk. What follows is the fight of… >>

Climbing
Survival Stories: Free Fall Above Death Canyon

Lauren McLean was a seasoned climber. No one expected her to end up broken on a ledge. >>

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5 Life-Saving Survival Skills You Just Might Need One Day

Increase your chances of escaping dangerous quicksand, being buried alive, deadly bear attacks, and… >>

Mayday! One Man's Story of Surviving a Plane Crash
Mayday! One Man’s Story of Surviving a Plane Crash

Could you survive a plane crash for 18 hours treading water without a life vest? Michael Trapp did… >>

Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog
Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog

Florida retiree Steve Gustafson stops at nothing to rescue his dog Bounce from the jaws of a… >>

Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea
Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea

"They were floating out to sea": How an everyday hero rescued two boys in dire circumstances. >>

Barefoot Teen Braves Fire, Saves Neighbors
Barefoot Teen Braves Fire, Saves Neighbors

“I’d never seen smoke like that,” he says. “My glasses immediately turned black from the… >>

Averie the Snow Angel
Averie the Snow Angel

Averie Carrion, just four years old, braved a cold, snowy night to rescue her family. Did she have… >>

Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life
Twin Miracle: Hugged Back to Life

An amazing phenomena called the kangaroo mother care might have been what brought Kate Ogg's infant… >>

Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea
Swept Away: A Miracle at Sea

60-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa and his wife fled the tsunami they feared was following the… >>

Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science
Baby Evan: A Miracle of Science

After infantile spasms worsened, baby Evan's parents thought nothing could stop them from losing… >>

The Boy Who Defied Death
The Boy Who Defied Death

Dozens of rescue and medical professionals helped her son, but mom Kirsten Ostrander also credits a… >>

Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth
Taken by the Wind—and Back to Earth

Reginald and Danielle Eppes are convinced their son survived his ride in the maelstrom of a tornado… >>

Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer
Teen Saves Others from Deer Attack Using a Hammer

When high school student Alexis Vaughan saw a buck attacking a woman, she took matters into her own… >>

Nujood Ali, age 10 and divorced
“I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced”

When her family would not help her escape the horror her life had become, this Yemeni child acted… >>

Barbara Locker with son Robert Wood
Survival Story: The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Cry Help

Eight-year-old Robert was nonverbal with an autism spectrum disorder, so when he vanished in a… >>

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The Tot and the Twister: A Real-Life Tornado Drama

When a tornado struck near their hometown of Forney, Texas, the Enochs almost lost it all: Here's… >>

Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge
Miracle Rescue from an Icy River Plunge

On a frigid winter day, a group of strangers band together to save three children. >>

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Survival Stories: Hot, Thirsty, and Lost in Death Valley

Three women took a drive to Death Valley for a day of exploring. Three days and 300 miles later… >>