Baby Jessica

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An infant whose entrapment and subsequent rescue in the public eye illustrated the difference between a multitude of 'faceless' statistical victims and a single identifiable victim, to whom seemingly everyone can ‘bond’ and have a personal interest
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In 1987, a 581/2 -hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well.
But on the third day of Jessica McClure being stuck in the well, crane operators successfully lifted her from the ground.
Jessica McClure Morales is now a 26-year-old married woman with a child of her own, CBS 6 reported.
Jessica McClure, now a 19-year-old student wed in Midland, Texas.
Likewise, in 1987, Texans literally moved heaven and earth to free little Jessica McClure from that abandoned 30-foot well in Midland.
Ten years ago this week, little Jessica McClure was rescued from an abandoned well in Midland, Texas, in a drama that brought out some of the best and the worst in human nature.
In 1987, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well at a private day care center.
EVERYBODY'S BABY: THE RESCUE OF JESSICA McCLURE (1989)
In 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well.