Survivor Fireman Gets Snuffed First
From the outset of Survivor: Guatemala, the Nakum tribe seemed strong, winning the first reward challenge by beating Yaxha to the plum campsite, but many of their men soon began to falter, including the first ousted, Jim Lynch. The 63-year-old fire captain led his team through the jungle — without the help of MapQuest, mind you — and plugged along while others got injured or dehydrated. Yet during the first immunity challenge, Jim tore a muscle in his arm, an injury from which he wasn't able to bounce back. TVGuide.com spoke with the dogged competitor about his brief island experience and that cute commercial that featured his wife.
TVGuide.com: How is your arm now? Jim Lynch: It's not very good. The biceps muscle was torn. Most people know about [tearing] an Achilles tendon, and this is the same thing, only it is in your arm. They don't heal quickly, especially when you are 63 years old.
Thu, Sep 22, 2005