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Only two people had life vests and held the baby while in water for an hour until rescuers arrived; video shows the pilot deploying a parachute to bring the plane down due to fuel ...
Two firefighter-paramedics rappelled down the Calif. seaside cliff with a rescue basket and reached the boy; two months after the accident he has returned home to his family ...
All that was left of his truck was a crushed shell around his seat, and him in it; he recalls the terrifying crash that was part of a 26-vehicle pileup ...
He used lumber in the truck to reach the top of the garbage pile and avoid the compactor ...
She walked about a mile through the woods in near-freezing temperatures and knocked on a stranger's door for help ...
Cellphone footage shows the avalanche in action; they survived in an ice cave ...
The department implemented high-performance CPR, and began tracking data related to bystanders starting resuscitation efforts before responders arrive ...
Dad, sons survived 10 days in wilderness on rationed snacks and rain water ...
He landed on a car and survived; injuries include extensive brain trauma, a shattered pelvis and a broken arm but he already "wants to get up and run" ...
The Coast Guard had suspended the search, but he made repairs to a radio and they heard his mayday call; he survived by catching fish and eating an eyeball for hydration ...
The pilot was killed, but a couple sleeping just inches away were spared after the plane slammed into their living room ...
Remaining on scene for 30 minutes to treat cardiac arrest patients has led to three times more CPR saves in a six-month period ...
Laura Baker, a 20-year firefighter, was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer; she started a plan immediately to get healthy again ...
"Not thinking about it helps me keep working forward and try to focus on where I want to be and not what's happened in the past" ...
Sheri Sklar teaches CPR at a medical center, and said learning an early response saved her father's life makes it that much more important ...
He was put on a ventilator for 13 days in January and is still recovering nine months later; once skeptical, he says he will not go without a flu shot again ...
Five more bodies were found as toxic gases and ash forced rescue workers to halt recovery efforts ...
The operation took place on the side of a cliff using climbing rope and a harness to keep him steady after his foot became jammed between two rocks ...
Commissioner Daniel Nigro said their deaths are a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department's heroic efforts ...
Dr. Peter Antevy joins our hosts to discuss reasons for treating pediatric patients on-scene rather than rapidly transporting during a cardiac arrest ...