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RD Talks: Drama in Real Life

Child down the well!

Child down the well!

The two-year-old was wedged four metres down the shaft, his parents helpless and anxious at the top. The slightest movement, and if the fall didn’t kill him, he’d certainly drown.
Swept to sea

Swept to sea

Rick Storm stared at the mountainous waves in horror. A child was drowning, and only he could save him.
Shark Attack!

Shark Attack!

The New Zealander lay dying on one of the most remote islands on earth. Could he be saved in time?
Assassin in the Water

Assassin in the Water

A family races to save their daughter’s life after an outing to the local river goes terribly wrong.
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"Mayday! I'm Going to Ditch"

"Mayday! I'm Going to Ditch"

One moment the helicopter was running perfectly. The next, it was hurtling towards the wind-whipped ocean.
In the Eye of a Firestorm

In the Eye of a Firestorm

In a 1998 bush fire that tore through rural Victoria, five firefighters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Surgery at 28,000 Feet

Surgery at 28,000 Feet

The woman was dying, and the jumbo jet had no time to land. ‘I have to operate,’ the surgeon said.
“My Car Won’t Stop!”

“My Car Won’t Stop!”

Dodging the highway traffic, her runaway car was clocking more than 140km per hour.
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When I Fell from the Sky

When I Fell from the Sky

A lightning strike at 10,000ft saw a 17-year-old girl free fall into Amazonian rainforest – and live to tell the tale.
One Deadly Mess

One Deadly Mess

When a yacht sends out a call for help, it leads to a turn of events that three helicopter rescuers never saw coming.
Trapped in a Volcano

Trapped in a Volcano

Scrambling from the downed chopper, the three stunned survivors confronted vents of hissing steam and a boiling lava pit. Sulphurous fumes made them gasp. If there’s a hell, one thought, it’s definitely like this.
Alone in the Silo

Alone in the Silo

For hours, no-one knew that Arick Baker had fallen into a 58°C grain bin and was slowly being squeezed to death.
The Shark Wrestler

The Shark Wrestler

It was a split-second decision. The predator had the young woman in its jaw and he might be her only chance of survival.
Trapped Beneath a Blazing Tanker!

Trapped Beneath a Blazing Tanker!

Surrounded by a wall of flames, a young New Zealand girl put her last hope in the pledge of a courageous firefighter.
Please Save My Little Girl!

Please Save My Little Girl!

The day began as a joyous outing for a West Australian family, but turned into a night of terror.

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