Close calls are documented. Included: three girls who fell into an icy lake and escaped on their own, while their would-be rescuer was caught in the frigid water; a young woman whose car was hit by a train; and a young girl who was thrown from a car, then trapped beneath several tons of concrete.
Dream vacations-turned-nightmares are detailed. Included: a husband tries to rescue his wife during a tsunami; a helicopter trip in Alaska turns into a fight for survival; a train jumps the tracks; a swimmer is stuck in an undersea cave.
Incredible rescues are recounted. Included: a construction worker on a crane 25 stories above a fire; an injured man hanging from a beam 120 feet aboveground; an 11-year-old boy stuck in a crevice between two rocks; a family whose boat teeters on the edge of a dam.