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Kidnap & Rescue reenacts and describes the rescues of hostages abducted overseas and who are held for ransom. The show delves into the roles of private security firms, their operations, and their missions in saving innocent people from the clutches of extremist terrorist groups and drug cartels. The show also features interviews and output from both people involved in the rescue operations and the victims who were rescued.

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Saturdays at 10:00 pm on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 10 Episodes - Currently Airing
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Kidnap & Rescue Full Episode Guide

  • Worldwide kidnapping is a growth industry, fortunately there are individuals who have dedicated their lives to protecting the innocent, these are their stories.

  • Matthew Maupin and Thomas Hammill are kidnapped by insurgents during an ambush in Iraq. Civilian truck driver Hammill was held hostage but kept alive while Private First Class Maupin was killed. Both were victims of hostage terrorism.

  • Every year over 1.5 million children go missing - many are kidnapped then bought and sold by human trafficking rings. This episode profiles two of operator Ty Ritter's "Project Child Save" missions to bring children being held hostage abroad back home.

  • A husband and wife on vacation to celebrate their anniversary are taken hostage by a Muslim extremist group in the Philippines. The US government and Filipino Marines work to rescue them from the brutal terrorist leader Abu Sabaya.

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