Come Home Alive: Jungle Terror: Ecuador
July 29, 1996--while on a guided tour in Ecuador's Cuyabeno Wildlife Preserve, avid birdwatcher John Heidema, his daughter, and 10 other tourists, are robbed by armed bandits. When they threaten to take hostages, Heidema offers himself in place of his daughter.
Working with the FBI, authorities finally zero in on his location and after 38 days, an Ecuadorian SWAT team rescues him. Birdwatchers beware--the kidnappers were part of a group that picks its targets by thumbing through tourist brochures!