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'Baby Jessica,' Now 19, Reportedly Marries

Monday January 30, 2006 3:31 AM

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - ``Baby Jessica,'' whose dramatic rescue from an abandoned Texas well was televised across the country 18 years ago, got married in a private ceremony, People magazine reported on its Web site.

Crews struggled for 58 hours to rescue Jessica McClure after she fell into an 8-inch-wide pipe in October 1987.

The celebrity magazine reported that McClure, now 19, married Daniel Morales, 32, at a rural church outside Midland on Saturday. A sign on the door instructed guests not to take pictures or video, the magazine said.

The two met at a day-care center where Morales' sister worked with McClure, according to the magazine.

The case of 18-month-old Jessica created a nationwide sensation. Emergency crews rescued her - a dramatic moment covered on live television - after digging a parallel shaft and then breaking through the wall of the well.

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