Remembering the Chowchilla Kidnapping | Full Episode

Aug 20, 2023 | Crime, Videos

In a shocking incident, 26 schoolchildren were kidnapped by three men and buried alive in a trailer. The story of their incredible escape is now being documented in an episode of “48 Hours” by correspondent David Begnaud.

The children, mostly between the ages of 11 and 14, were abducted while returning from school on their way to celebrate a birthday party. When news of the abduction spread, local residents immediately organized search parties and began combing through nearby villages and forests for any sign of the missing children.

Fortunately, after an extensive search operation, the brave kids were found alive in a trailer buried beneath an abandoned house. The men responsible for the abduction had been keeping them captive for the past five days without food or water.

The ordeal was captured in vivid detail on “48 Hours” – an investigative documentary series that chronicles some of the most gripping true-crime stories across America. From start to finish, viewers will be taken into the depths of this horrific event and learn more about what happened during those five days that changed these kids’ lives forever.

This is a must-watch documentary for any true crime fan looking to understand how something so unimaginable could happen and how these children managed to survive such an awful experience with determination and strength beyond comprehension. So tune into “48 Hours” on Pluto TV today and get ready to witness a remarkable story of courage and survival!

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