"I Survived" incorporates interviews & stylized recreations to tell stories of people who overcame unbelievable circumstances that changed their lives forever.
A routine drug surveillance mission over the Colombian jungle goes wrong when Keith and Marc's plane crashes and they are held hostage by rebel terrorists for five years.
Two best friends find themselves targets of a gunman who lures them to his apartment; a professional skier seeking untracked powder snow gets swept away by an avalanche; a disgruntled client walks into a stockbroker's office with a loaded gun.
Two Minor League ball players are hogtied and robbed at gunpoint in their hotel; a fishing boat carrying a crew of 26 catches fire and explodes in the icy Bering Sea; a 19-year-old store clerk is abducted and sexually assaulted at knife-point.
A 19-year-old student is chained up and sexually assaulted at gunpoint; a man swims over two miles in strong currents; a 12-year-old boy is abducted by a neighbor who holds him captive for two days and tortures him by twisting his ankles until they break.
Two forest workers are attacked by a grizzly bear; an eight-year-old girl and her younger sister are abducted by their mother's pedophile ex-boyfriend, who rapes the older girl repeatedly, before slashing both girls' throats.
When Hurricane Sandy hit the Eastern Seaboard, one man is swept out to sea in pitch darkness; a man is thrown overboard when the HMS Bounty starts to sink; a woman almost drowns as she escapes water floods in her house and a fire breaks out.
A young girl and her best friend are abducted by serial killers; two hunters crash their small plane in the remote Alaskan wilderness and are horrifically burned.
A teenage boy is abducted, sexually assaulted, and tortured; a nanny is attacked by a 14-foot Nile crocodile in a remote African river; a mother of two is abducted by a knife-wielding stranger who is covered in blood.
Four young Americans are kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan; a young couple's holiday in Thailand turns into a fight for survival when tsunami strikes.
A woman is raped in front of her children before being shot in the head; a man is bitten by a deadly rattlesnake miles away from help; at a popular swimming hole, a sniper shoots and kills three teenagers.
A young woman is stabbed, abducted, & sexually assaulted; a man is sucked up 50 feet in the funnel cloud of a tornado; a woman's husband is shot when her brother opens fire at Thanksgiving dinner.
A woman and her boyfriend are shot by her ex-partner and left to die in a burning house; a man pinned by his arm in a wrecked van faces amputation to escape; a young mother's neck is sawn open by an intruder.
A woman is sexual assaulted and imprisoned on a remote rural property; a young mother is abducted at gunpoint and subjected to hours of beatings and mental torture.
The mother of three is sexually assaulted, stabbed, and left to die in her burning home while her children are murdered; a man is carjacked at gunpoint, taken to a remote field, and shot when his ATM card fails to work.