Fatal Rescue is a taut, beautifully shot thriller about a soon-to-be divorced couple and their young son. Jacob (Steve Guttenberg) and Emilie (Aislinn Sands) are both eagerly anticipating their impending divorce when their son Toby (Nicolas Landman-Burghardt) goes missing. Sick with worry, Toby's parents must move past their acrimony and cooperate to find their beloved only child. This proves difficult, especially when Jacob learns that the firefighter leading the rescue (Dominic Rickhards) is an old flame of Emilie's. The chances of finding Toby alive decrease with every passing hour. The boy is discovered stuck at the bottom of a deep well, injured but alive. The rescuers must quickly organize an effective plan to extract Toby before he drowns in the rising waters of the well. At the same time, they are forced to deal with an explosive secret concerning Emilie's brother Andy (Maximilian Artajo), who vanished from the same area years ago.