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6 True Water Rescue Stories That Will Make You Rethink How You Swim

A sunny day at the pool, lake, or ocean can turn dangerous in seconds if you aren't aware of your surroundings or prepared for accidents.

A Leisurely Hike Turned Into a 5-Day Nightmare After We Took a Wrong Turn

The author was looking forward to a day of hiking with her husband in a beautiful Texas state park. Four...

Two Pilots Were Flying from Oahu to Hawaii—Then They Heard the Engines Go Quiet

They swam through jellyfish, the threat of sharks, and 16 miles of exhaustion before being sighted.

A Violent Storm Tossed This Fisherman into Eight-Foot Waves, Alone, Without a Lifejacket. But He Ref...

Damian knew he couldn't get back onto his boat, but he also knew he couldn't let his three sons grow...

How to Survive a Terrorist Attack, According to National Security Experts

The odds of being involved in a terrorist attack are low. But if danger strikes, you'll only have seconds to...

The Sign Said, “Low Avalanche Danger.” The Sign Was Wrong.

How four best friends survived a collapsing mountain in New Hampshire.

Survival Stories: Free Fall Above Death Canyon

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

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, they...