In 1987, Baby Jessica Was Trapped In A Well For 58 Hours. Now, She’s All Grown Up

Hours Passed Without Any Progress

When they first got there, the paramedics and firefighters had a solid game plan to extract Jessica from the well. As the hour dragged on, though, they realized that things weren’t going to be as easy as they initially thought.

Rescuers Digging to Save Baby Jessica McClure
Barbara Laing / Liaison Agency
Barbara Laing / Liaison Agency

The rescue team ran into a snag in their original plan.