"I Survived" incorporates interviews & stylized recreations to tell stories of people who overcame unbelievable circumstances that changed their lives forever.
In this episode, Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her home; Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard; and two boys survive a plane crash.
Brandi and her friend offer a ride to man who turns on them. Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days. And Sam and Suzanne are kidnapped by a hitchhiker who forces them to drive several hundred miles at gunpoint.
Christine's and Heidi's trip on a Greek ferry becomes a nightmare when the boat begins to sink and the crew abandons the ship. Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker. And a simple act of kindness results in a vicious assault for Jim.
Lonnie plays dead for four agonizing hours after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head. Rulon, a super-strong Olympic wrestler, gets stuck in a semi-frozen stream when he goes snowmobiling and faces a big decision.
When Dollar Store manager Denise is savagely attacked by robbers, one thing keeps her alive. Nick is stranded on a mountain in a blizzard. And Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint.
Wayne and Mary woke up to find their farmhouse surrounded by a cloud of lethal chlorine gas following a rail derailment. While Holly and her boyfriend Chris were taking a quiet stroll near the railroad tracks, they were accosted by a man demanding money.
Cari is brutally stabbed, beaten, and sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, but knows she must survive the attack to save her son. And, a four-inch steel tow hook accidentally lodges in a Kevin's throat.
Three masked gunmen burst into Michelle's home and order her to rob the bank vault where she works or they'll blow up her little girl. And teenagers Troy and Josh take a small sailboat out to an inlet, when they get swept out to sea for six days.
Maria feared for her safety as one of her fellow employees at the hospital where she worked became increasingly volatile. Jerry swerved his car to avoid a deer and crashed over an embankment where a tree branch became lodged in his throat.
This episode tells the harrowing story of how two students and a professor at Virginia Tech University managed to survive the April 16, 2007, massacre at the school.
A young lawyer must use all of her instincts to fight off an intruder; Sampson is a corn farmer faced with an agonizing decision; and Norina, a primary school principal, must fight off a crazed man with a machete to save the lives of her students.