Season 2 Episode 25

Shockwave - 25

Aired Unknown Jul 25, 2008 on The History Channel
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Shockwave - 25
A routine training exercise erupts into a dark day in San Diego History. It's supposed to be a demonstration of how to battle a boat fire. But when the lifeguard on board moves into ignite the boat…it triggers a massive explosion. The lifeguard, dressed in firefighter protective gear, disappears in the blast as his support crew and the cameraman look on in horror. An Iraqi sniper has his video camera rolling and his sights set on an American soldier. It's a terrifying image as the insurgent pulls the trigger, and one of our own falls in a heap. But this soldier was wearing the latest bullet proof vest and survives! In fact he becomes part of the platoon that hunts down the sniper. Shockwave takes you to the factory of the company who made the vest, and show you in slow motion how it saved this soldiers life. A killer twister rips through “Tornado Alleyâ€-. The deadly funnel of fury just outside of Wichita, Kansas has already claimed 12 lives, and it's got a news crew on the run. The reporter and camera man are trapped along with a family traveling with small children. They all take shelter under a freeway overpass as the twister takes dead aim. Coast Guard camera's are rolling as a massive explosion erupts from chemical plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The Shockwave is caught on surveillance cameras at nearby businesses as workers run for their lives. One man is caught in the deadly inferno, and guides firefighters too him in a nail biting, heart wrenching 911 call. Two Base jumpers Richard Burke and Ron Broyles, self-proclaimed adrenaline junkies, attempt to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. The two take the breathtaking plunge but their chutes get tangled and they're caught on the bridge dangling hundreds of feet in the air.moreless

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