Businessman and entrepreneur Dewey Gaedcke decides to check out the spectacular Kilauea Volcano, driving down a secluded local road, before hiking through the dark to a viewing spot. But in the dead of night, becomes disorientated - in the heart of a 330,000-acre national park, covered with deep craters, steaming volcanic vents and crusty lava fields. Dewey is faced with a five day battle to live in this arid, lunar landscape.
In 1993, Ken Wilson and his best friend/boss Catherine Goergens run a scuba diving expedition to the spectacular coral reefs off the Mexican island of Cozumel. On their final day, the group decide to visit some overgrown Mayan ruins buried within Cozumel's dense jungle. Keen to explore some of the more remote ruins, Ken sets off alone. Within an hour he's hopelessly lost. In temperatures exceeding 100 degrees and with no food or water, Ken faces a desperate fight for his life.
In 2009, Tom and Linda Bosworth set off on a short 'jeeping' adventure to a beautiful but remote canyon in New Mexico.. Disaster strikes when their jeep hits a large rock causing it to roll. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, their car broken beyond repair, Tom and Linda are suddenly thrown into a desperate fight for survival.
School teachers and old friends, Ben Gowans, Jason Cox and Clay Craig embark on a 'guy's trip' to the remote wilderness of Utah. Ben has talked his friends into canyoneering through some of the states most beautiful slot canyons. But after taking a wrong turn the friends quickly find that they are in way over their heads. With no way out, Ben decides to climb 60ft up and out of the canyon. As he's nearing the top disaster strikes - the rock he's holding onto snaps and he freefalls back down the canyon. Severely injured and unable to move Ben's life rests in the hands ...
In the summer of 2010 Texan Gary Nall and his friend Dave Akers take a trip in Dave's Cessna to the Knick Glacier deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Out of the blue they hit a pocket of turbulence and crash land into the mountainside. Seriously injured and stuck in the middle of bear country the two friends face a fight to survive.
Amateur photographer Jordan Nicurity is exploring a beautiful cove on Hornby Island in British Columbia when he falls 20ft from a cliff, shattering his pelvis and rupturing internal organs. Crippled by injury Jordan faces a life and death struggle only miles from where he lives. For 4 days his will to survive is put to the ultimate test.
In 2006, ex-Navy diver Rob Hewitt embarks on a short recreational fishing dive off the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. A fun day turns into a living nightmare when he gets caught in a vicious rip current and gets dragged out to sea. Coming face to face with a huge shark and suffering dehydration and exposure Rob is driven to the limit of human endurance.
In October 1991 Lt. Col. Dave Ruvola and his 4 man helicopter rescue crew are called upon to help save a lone yachtsman shipwrecked 250 miles off the New Jersey coast. Their mission is thrown into turmoil by a huge once-in-a lifetime storm. Unable to refuel in mid-air they are forced to ditch into the Atlantic Ocean. Afloat in 90ft seas and 100mph winds they are in for the fight of their lives. Not all of them live to tell the tale.