True stories of people who found themselves in life-and-death battles with the elements are shared in this series, which also features advice from survival expert Creek Stewart on how to make it out alive.
Scott and Vivian Mayo get lost while snowmobiling in Alaska; and British tourist Jamie Neale sets off for a day-hike in Australia's Blue Mountains, but he loses his way and spends the next few days in survival mode.
David Finlayson and his 13 year-old son Charlie are rock climbing in Idaho's Bighorn Crags when a large boulder falls off the cliff face and smashes into David. The rock fractures his back, shatters his left arm and heel and opens up a deep gash that exposes his left shin bone. Next, Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter, Rachel, enjoy a day hike in the mountains outside of Wellington, New Zealand. They became lost on the descent and Rachel falls into a river.
Gregg Hein's descent from 14,000 foot Mt Goddard becomes a nightmare struggle to survive when a boulder rolls into him and breaks his leg. Next, U.S. college students Crystal and Dave take a simple three-hour hike on a trail in the Amazon rain forest, that but become lost. The two spend four days building shelters, battling bugs, dehydration, torrential rains, sleepless nights and a jungle full of creatures.
The 2017 Hurricane season was one for the books and no place got it worse than Puerto Rico. In a special edition, Creek and the SOS team visit the island to hear compelling stories from the survivors. Included: a farmer who held his door closed against the wind for 6 harrowing hours; police officers driven to their station house roof by raging flood waters; and a pastor's wife who became a forceful advocate for her small, remote community as it struggled in the storm's devastating aftermath.
Suzanne and Jim Shemwell head out for a simple afternoon snowmobile excursion in the Boise National Forest. The mountain is covered with fresh powder, but it is snowing and temperatures are dropping. After a freak accident they are stranded overnight as a massive snowstorm blows in. Next, Jean Geer drives to a remote part of Olympic National Park in Washington state with her dogto spread the ashes of her late husband. But in her grief, she becomes disoriented and can't find her way back.
Tom Bosworth and his wife Lynda are on a four-wheel drive adventure on a network of old mining roads in the New Mexico high desert. When their Jeep hits a boulder and rolls over, they find themselves stranded in the rugged Burro Mountains. Next, "Dewey" Gaedcke goes on a night hike to check out the lava fields at Hawaii's Mt. Kilauea volcano. He gets lost on his way back to his car. For the next five days, Dewey wanders through the lava fields, which leaves his feet bleeding and infected.
Daryl Jané gets stuck in a few inches of snow in the Cascade Mountains, and a massive snow storm rolls in on him. In the next two weeks, up to seven feet of snow fell, virtually burying Daryl in his jeep. Next, an L.A. couple looks to spend a fun weekend camping in California's high desert, but they become hopelessly lost during a short day hike. Over the course of five long days, they search in vain for their car, run out of food, and endure 50mph winds.
Ryan Montoya falls 2000 feet off a mountain peak in Colorado. With a broken pelvis and dislocated elbow he must endure frigid winter temperatures and find a way to walk back to safety. Next, the Sargeant family drives deep into the Arizona desert for an afternoon picnic only to become stranded when their truck gets stuck in a dry riverbed. In a desperate bid to walk out, Roger goes ahead alone to summon a rescue for Shelly and the girls..