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.
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.
Jessica McClure Morales (born March 26, 1986) became famous on October 14, 1987 at the age of 18 months after she fell into a well in her aunt's backyard in Midland, Texas. Between that day and October 16, rescuers worked around-the-clock for 58 consecutive hours to free her from the eight-inch (20 cm) well casing 22 feet (6.7 m) below the ground. The story gained worldwide attention (leading to some criticism as a media circus), and later became the subject of a 1989 ABC television movie…
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.
Cover Story: The Epic Rescue of Jessica McClure – Vol. 28 No. 18