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From an enduring seven weeks in the Andes to a daring cave rescue, this brand new series shares ultimate survival tales.

When sixteen men are trapped in the Andes for more than 10 weeks watching friends and family die around them with no sign of rescue, what pushes them to survive? What compels rescuers to risk their own lives to lead session after session of marathon search operations to find adventurers lost in remote underground caves?

This brand new series offers a personal look at some of the most incredible rescue stories. Told by the survivors and rescuers involved, we see what inspires these individuals to keep going when hope is gone. The heroism, sacrifice and bravery on the part of both survivors and rescuers are moving, powerful examples of human will and determination.

After their plane crashes deep in the Andes, survivors must break taboos and find the unwavering determination to live while waiting 72 days for rescue in Alive in the Andes. Finding themselves trapped beneath the rubble of a demolished car park after their train has crashed, Kyoichi Yoshida and Junko Suzuki, miraculously defy the odds in Osaka Train Crash. In Cave Rescue, dedicated rescuers launch exhausting missions in remote caves and painfully cold underground rivers to find lost cavers in southern France.


  • Trapped: Hurricane Hospital
    With Hurricane Katrina approaching New Orleans, see how the doctors and nurses successfully evacuate the critically ill patients at Tulane Hospital.
  • Trapped: Ocean Emergency
    A Finnish captain and his crew are stranded more than 450km from the nearest port, with an oncoming cyclone-force storm.How were they were rescued?
  • Trapped: Osaka Train Crash
    A speeding commuter train flies off a curving track and crashes into a nearby apartment.Racing against time, can more survivors be found?
  • Trapped: Alive In The Andes
    A plane crashes into the Andes Mountains and rescue comes 72 days later. Learn how 16 out of the 32 survivors cop with the harsh temperatures.
  • Trapped: Cave Rescue
    An exciting weekend adventure turns into a nightmare when a flash flood traps seven men in a cave. Running against time, can they be pulled out to safety?
  • Trapped: Earthquake Rapid Response
    On Oct 8, 2005 a massive earthquake strikes Islamabad, Pakistan. Will a rescue team be able to save lives or will the earthquake claim more lives?