Saturday, April 25, 2009
Baby Jessica McClure
Born on March 26th, 1986, Jessica Morales née McClure became a media sensation at the mere age of 18 months after she fell into a well in Midland, Texas on October 14th, 1987.
She was rescued on October 16th, 1987 after rescue workers worked for 58 hours straight to free "Baby Jessica" from the eight-inch-wide hole that she had fell into. The story gained worldwide media attention (leading many to label it a media circus), and later became the story of an ABC TV movie aired in 1989. As the movie demonstrated, a vital part of the rescue was the use of the then relatively new technology of waterjet cutting.