Class IV rapids. Family hobby gone tragically awry. Tearful parents set aside their differences and share an agonizing vigil at Cataract Canyon.
CNN employs a "virtual river" wall map and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. MSNBC's split screen contrasts the real-time crisis with flashbacks to happier times in the Jon and Kate marriage. On HLN, a whitewater guide warns of dire odds against the children's survival if they enter the class V Gore Rapid. "The Gore is likely unrunnable in a tinfoil craft. I wouldn't attempt it."
Jon mans up. Kate is stoic, but her hair looks like a rat's nest. We've never seen her this vulnerable
Reynolds Aluminum assembles a team of foil-construction consultants. Alcoa pledges to cover the cost of a worst-case wilderness recovery operation.
Skeptics flood the blogosphere with snark.
I am riveted to my TV set for two hours, praying to the agnostics' God and sobbing like a child.
Hope is a glimpse of silver foil bobbing in the foam. Discarded Kit-Kat wrapper? Or one of the sextuplets?
For a cynic, I'm kind of gullible.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates hypothermia.