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Hear the life-altering stories of real people who found the strength and courage to fight horrific circumstances…and survived to tell the tale. I Survived... features first-person interviews with men and women confronted with extraordinary situations in their everyday lives; explains how they overcame these situations; and details what carried them through the experiences that changed their lives forever. These remarkable and emotional tales of survival include that of a woman who is raped, shot three times and left for dead by an intruder in her home; a man caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his car; two boys who survive a plane crash and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them; a woman who plays dead for four hours after being shot multiple times in the head by her boyfriend; and a super-strong Olympic wrestler threatened by hypothermia after getting stuck in a semi-frozen stream while snowmobiling.

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Hear the life-altering stories of real people who found the strength and courage to fight horrific circumstances…and survived to tell the tale. I Survived... features first-person interviews with men and women confronted with extraordinary situations in their everyday lives; explains how they overcame these situations; and details what carried them through the experiences that changed their lives forever. These remarkable and emotional tales of survival include that of a woman who is raped, shot three times and left for dead by an intruder in her home; a man caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his car; two boys who survive a plane crash and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them; a woman who plays dead for four hours after being shot multiple times in the head by her boyfriend; and a super-strong Olympic wrestler threatened by hypothermia after getting stuck in a semi-frozen stream while snowmobiling.

    • EPISODE 1

    Dan & Danielle / James & David / Karli

    A romantic walk turns into a nightmare for two young friends when a man forces them into his truck at gunpoint and shoots them both. A snowmobile outing ends in a near-death experience for two brothers when they plunge through the ice of a frozen river. A woman is brutally attacked twice by the same gang of hoodlums.

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    A romantic walk turns into a nightmare for two young friends when a man forces them into his truck at gunpoint and shoots them both. A snowmobile outing ends in a near-death experience for two brothers when they plunge through the ice of a frozen river. A woman is brutally attacked twice by the same gang of hoodlums.

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    Reverend Albert / Lois

    Just 1.5 miles from shore Rev. Albert struggles to save his family and eventually himself after their aluminium dinghy flips over throwing them all into the unforgiving waters of Lake Sabine. The Reverend's immediate concern is for his wife Carolyn who is unable to swim. His fears are realised as Carolyn is the first succumb to hypothermia and drown. In the following 13 hours a heart wrenching drama unfolds that sees his two son in laws also drown and tests the Rev. Albert and his two surviving daughters physical and mental stamina as the elements conspire to overwhelm them.

    As a prison officer Lois's job comes with a high degree of risk. But nothing could have prepared her for the day she and a young officer were held hostage in the watchtower of the Arizona State Prison by two convicted and dangerous criminals. The men waste no time establishing their hold on the pair smashing a metal paddle in the younger guard's face fracturing his eye socket before handcuffing the terrified guards together. For just over two weeks Lois is used as collateral by the increasingly irrational men as they attempt to secure their exit from the gaol. During that time Lois watches helplessly as the young guard falls in and out of consciousness as she is raped repeatedly by her abductors. While her tormentors hold the physical advantage, Lois retains an inner strength and even in her deepest moments of despair, never stops believing that she will survive and be reunited with her daughter.

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    Just 1.5 miles from shore Rev. Albert struggles to save his family and eventually himself after their aluminium dinghy flips over throwing them all into the unforgiving waters of Lake Sabine. The Reverend's immediate concern is for his wife Carolyn who is unable to swim. His fears are realised as Carolyn is the first succumb to hypothermia and drown. In the following 13 hours a heart wrenching drama unfolds that sees his two son in laws also drown and tests the Rev. Albert and his two surviving daughters physical and mental stamina as the elements conspire to overwhelm them.

    As a prison officer Lois's job comes with a high degree of risk. But nothing could have prepared her for the day she and a young officer were held hostage in the watchtower of the Arizona State Prison by two convicted and dangerous criminals. The men waste no time establishing their hold on the pair smashing a metal paddle in the younger guard's face fracturing his eye socket before handcuffing the terrified guards together. For just over two weeks Lois is used as collateral by the increasingly irrational men as they attempt to secure their exit from the gaol. During that time Lois watches helplessly as the young guard falls in and out of consciousness as she is raped repeatedly by her abductors. While her tormentors hold the physical advantage, Lois retains an inner strength and even in her deepest moments of despair, never stops believing that she will survive and be reunited with her daughter.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Christi / Fred / Marla

    A single mother is kidnapped, stabbed and left for dead by three hardened criminals and her heroic survival is unforgettable. A long-haul truck driver must drive his 40-ton rig through the biggest fire in Utah History. A woman is stalked and brutally abducted by an ex-boyfriend.

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    A single mother is kidnapped, stabbed and left for dead by three hardened criminals and her heroic survival is unforgettable. A long-haul truck driver must drive his 40-ton rig through the biggest fire in Utah History. A woman is stalked and brutally abducted by an ex-boyfriend.

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    • EPISODE 5

    Jackie / Todd / Stephanie

    After five ruthless highjackers take control of an EgyptAir flight and begin executing passengers, a woman silently says goodbye to her loved ones when the hijackers pick her to be the next one to die. A surfer loses half of the blood in his body when a great white shark clamps its jaws around his entire torso and shakes him like a rag doll. A young mother is repeatedly assaulted and strangled in front of her 3-year-old son.

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    After five ruthless highjackers take control of an EgyptAir flight and begin executing passengers, a woman silently says goodbye to her loved ones when the hijackers pick her to be the next one to die. A surfer loses half of the blood in his body when a great white shark clamps its jaws around his entire torso and shakes him like a rag doll. A young mother is repeatedly assaulted and strangled in front of her 3-year-old son.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Jim & Nell / Jennifer / Tammi

    A couple hiking in a national park must fight for their lives when they're attacked by a ferocious mountain lion. A young mother and her cousin are shot by a deranged gunman. A quick stop at a gas station threatens the life of a woman when she's taken hostage by a violent criminal on the run from the police.

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    A couple hiking in a national park must fight for their lives when they're attacked by a ferocious mountain lion. A young mother and her cousin are shot by a deranged gunman. A quick stop at a gas station threatens the life of a woman when she's taken hostage by a violent criminal on the run from the police.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Phillip / Tunnelers / Karen

    A missionary working in Haiti is ambushed, shot and held for ransom by a gang. A tunneler returns to an underground shaft minutes after escaping to rescue two colleagues from the flooded cavity. And a woman outsmarts her estranged husband who has been leading a double life after he viciously assaults her.

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    A missionary working in Haiti is ambushed, shot and held for ransom by a gang. A tunneler returns to an underground shaft minutes after escaping to rescue two colleagues from the flooded cavity. And a woman outsmarts her estranged husband who has been leading a double life after he viciously assaults her.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Darren & Chastity / Ryan / Julie

    A family is subjected to a vicious attack during a brutal home invasion; a rail yard worker risks his life to save a town; and a realtor is attacked by a man posing as a client.

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    A family is subjected to a vicious attack during a brutal home invasion; a rail yard worker risks his life to save a town; and a realtor is attacked by a man posing as a client.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Donna / Danelle / Robert & Ana

    A convenience store worker plays dead to escape her abductor. An endurance athlete faces her greatest challenge ever after falling 60 feet in a remote canyon. A couple put their lives on the line to protect their children in a home invasion.

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    A convenience store worker plays dead to escape her abductor. An endurance athlete faces her greatest challenge ever after falling 60 feet in a remote canyon. A couple put their lives on the line to protect their children in a home invasion.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Kelly / Rose / Lt. Prescott & Gwen

    A mother of three survives a prolonged attack from her estranged husband. A newly pregnant woman is horrifically injured when she is caught in a fish processing machine on a boat 160 miles from land. Ten people are held hostage in a library by a man armed with a bomb and a gun.

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    A mother of three survives a prolonged attack from her estranged husband. A newly pregnant woman is horrifically injured when she is caught in a fish processing machine on a boat 160 miles from land. Ten people are held hostage in a library by a man armed with a bomb and a gun.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Sarah / Frank & Dee / Ellen

    A heavily pregnant woman is viciously attacked by a woman obsessed with making the unborn child her own. A couple cling to the rafters of their home as Hurricane Ike unleashes its fury on them. A woman fends off a man who has hidden in her family home for days before brutally attacking her.

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    A heavily pregnant woman is viciously attacked by a woman obsessed with making the unborn child her own. A couple cling to the rafters of their home as Hurricane Ike unleashes its fury on them. A woman fends off a man who has hidden in her family home for days before brutally attacking her.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Teri / Angela / Ed

    A mother is jammed into a trash can filled with snow and left to die by her ex-husband. A young woman scrambles to escape a gruesome pile up of injured bodies after an escalator malfunctions at a sports stadium. A bar owner is savagely set upon by three men in a random attack carried out as part of a gang initiation.

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    A mother is jammed into a trash can filled with snow and left to die by her ex-husband. A young woman scrambles to escape a gruesome pile up of injured bodies after an escalator malfunctions at a sports stadium. A bar owner is savagely set upon by three men in a random attack carried out as part of a gang initiation.

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    • EPISODE 12

    Alfred, Jan & Jerry / Ebony

    Three survivors from the ill-fated UA Flight 232 relive the terrifying moments leading up to and after one of America's worst ever aviation disasters. A young woman violently assaulted by two men displays extraordinary courage to flee her attackers.

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    Three survivors from the ill-fated UA Flight 232 relive the terrifying moments leading up to and after one of America's worst ever aviation disasters. A young woman violently assaulted by two men displays extraordinary courage to flee her attackers.

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    • EPISODE 13

    April / Mark / Jesse

    A young woman is brutally assaulted then set on fire by her attacker. A man is forced to amputate part of leg after it is caught in a drive shaft. An act of kindness backfires on a long distance motorist who is left fighting for his life at the roadside.

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    A young woman is brutally assaulted then set on fire by her attacker. A man is forced to amputate part of leg after it is caught in a drive shaft. An act of kindness backfires on a long distance motorist who is left fighting for his life at the roadside.

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    Dawn / Jens & Jim / Agnes

    With her six and nine year old daughters, Dawn is minding a friend's beach house when four armed men arrive threatening to shoot Dawn in front of her terrified children. When one of the men forces Dawn at gunpoint to an upstairs bedroom and demands that she take her clothes off, she refuses instead offering to take him to an ATM. The quick thinking Mom is horrified when she realizes her attackers intend to separate her from her petrified kids and, insists they all go together. The girls then follow their Mom's carefully relayed instructions and once inside the car, lock all the doors except the drivers. When the men realize they have been locked out, they open fire on Dawn puncturing her spleen and kidney, breaking both her arms and two vertebrae. The noise alerts neighbors to the family's plight and the men flee leaving Dawn sprawled over her children and unable to move. After three days on life support Dawn regains consciousness to discover she is paralyzed from the neck down.

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    With her six and nine year old daughters, Dawn is minding a friend's beach house when four armed men arrive threatening to shoot Dawn in front of her terrified children. When one of the men forces Dawn at gunpoint to an upstairs bedroom and demands that she take her clothes off, she refuses instead offering to take him to an ATM. The quick thinking Mom is horrified when she realizes her attackers intend to separate her from her petrified kids and, insists they all go together. The girls then follow their Mom's carefully relayed instructions and once inside the car, lock all the doors except the drivers. When the men realize they have been locked out, they open fire on Dawn puncturing her spleen and kidney, breaking both her arms and two vertebrae. The noise alerts neighbors to the family's plight and the men flee leaving Dawn sprawled over her children and unable to move. After three days on life support Dawn regains consciousness to discover she is paralyzed from the neck down.

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    Susan / Brent / Denise

    Susan is horrified when three masked men with handguns smash the door to her house in late one night. Susan immediately runs to the bedroom to wake her husband Michael with the gang of men close behind. As Michael bravely tries to fend off their attackers, the fight spills into the living room and Susan quickly makes a 911 call from the bedroom. Fearing for her husband's life, she then grabs the .22 caliber pistol Mike keeps in their bedroom in a desperate bid to save both their lives. After firing a couple of shots over the men's heads, the struggle intensifies. One of the men callously shoots Mike in the side and, as he slumps to the floor, Susan flees again to the bedroom certain that her brave husband is dead. Concern for Mike means Susan is unaware of the severity of her own injuries until paramedics arrive and confirm that she has been shot twice and suffered a collapsed lung during the violent fracas.

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    Susan is horrified when three masked men with handguns smash the door to her house in late one night. Susan immediately runs to the bedroom to wake her husband Michael with the gang of men close behind. As Michael bravely tries to fend off their attackers, the fight spills into the living room and Susan quickly makes a 911 call from the bedroom. Fearing for her husband's life, she then grabs the .22 caliber pistol Mike keeps in their bedroom in a desperate bid to save both their lives. After firing a couple of shots over the men's heads, the struggle intensifies. One of the men callously shoots Mike in the side and, as he slumps to the floor, Susan flees again to the bedroom certain that her brave husband is dead. Concern for Mike means Susan is unaware of the severity of her own injuries until paramedics arrive and confirm that she has been shot twice and suffered a collapsed lung during the violent fracas.

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    • EPISODE 16

    Sharon / Patrick / Anne & Ian

    A man survives 23 hours in the ocean after he gets separated from his dive partner. A woman is robbed and threatened by her best friend and her brother. And, a woman is shot and blinded by a man who then holds her captive in his home.

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    A man survives 23 hours in the ocean after he gets separated from his dive partner. A woman is robbed and threatened by her best friend and her brother. And, a woman is shot and blinded by a man who then holds her captive in his home.

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    • EPISODE 17

    Scott & Sean / Timothy / Stacey

    Scott and Sean are enjoying a fishing trip at the Appalachian Trail when a drifter arrives at their campsite. After sharing a meal, the man suddenly pulls out a gun. He shoots Sean in the face and Scott in the neck. Scott takes cover in nearby bushes while Sean, who is also shot in the chest, makes it to one of their vehicles. He manages to drive away and collects Scott at the roadside. Together the terrified friends must negotiate a windy mountain road at speed in a desperate search for help.

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    Scott and Sean are enjoying a fishing trip at the Appalachian Trail when a drifter arrives at their campsite. After sharing a meal, the man suddenly pulls out a gun. He shoots Sean in the face and Scott in the neck. Scott takes cover in nearby bushes while Sean, who is also shot in the chest, makes it to one of their vehicles. He manages to drive away and collects Scott at the roadside. Together the terrified friends must negotiate a windy mountain road at speed in a desperate search for help.

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    • EPISODE 18

    Sydney / Dr. Roger & Dena / Jennifer

    Roger and Dena's home overlooking the San Pasqual Valley is everything they've ever dreamed of until Roger awakes one day to find a 40-foot wall of fire racing up the valley towards their house. Sydney, only 15 years old, bravely leaps 12 feet out of her house in a desperate attempt to escape two attackers. And after Jennifer ends her relationship with her overly possessive boyfriend, he breaks into her home with a gun and terrifies Jennifer and her son for hours while a SWAT team descends on the house.

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    Roger and Dena's home overlooking the San Pasqual Valley is everything they've ever dreamed of until Roger awakes one day to find a 40-foot wall of fire racing up the valley towards their house. Sydney, only 15 years old, bravely leaps 12 feet out of her house in a desperate attempt to escape two attackers. And after Jennifer ends her relationship with her overly possessive boyfriend, he breaks into her home with a gun and terrifies Jennifer and her son for hours while a SWAT team descends on the house.

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    Death and Back

    This special profiles the extraordinary stories of three ordinary people who literally died and then came back to life. Deb's heart stops shortly after delivering her second child, Steve is brutally stabbed by his schizophrenic brother, and Michaela is severely injured in a deadly car accident--each one literally flatlines, yet has inexplicable but very real experiences while they are clinically dead. None of them had a preconceived notion of the afterlife--what happened to each of them during the period they flatlined is described with such compelling honesty that even the staunchest cynics will be left pondering these extraordinary experiences.

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    This special profiles the extraordinary stories of three ordinary people who literally died and then came back to life. Deb's heart stops shortly after delivering her second child, Steve is brutally stabbed by his schizophrenic brother, and Michaela is severely injured in a deadly car accident--each one literally flatlines, yet has inexplicable but very real experiences while they are clinically dead. None of them had a preconceived notion of the afterlife--what happened to each of them during the period they flatlined is described with such compelling honesty that even the staunchest cynics will be left pondering these extraordinary experiences.

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    Mary, Brooke, Sharene

    A young runaway has her arms cut off in a horrific assault. A pregnant woman and her father flee a deadly firestorm. A woman survives multiple stab wounds in a drug fuelled attack by her enraged boyfriend.

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    A young runaway has her arms cut off in a horrific assault. A pregnant woman and her father flee a deadly firestorm. A woman survives multiple stab wounds in a drug fuelled attack by her enraged boyfriend.

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    • EPISODE 21

    Terry, Anne & Debbi, Earleen

    A family suffers multiple tragedy in a deadly home invasion. A mountain biker is mauled by a mountain lion, and a hotel receptionist goes into fight mode to survive a brutal attack by a man posing as a guest.

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    A family suffers multiple tragedy in a deadly home invasion. A mountain biker is mauled by a mountain lion, and a hotel receptionist goes into fight mode to survive a brutal attack by a man posing as a guest.

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    • EPISODE 22

    Maggie, Gary, Barbara

    A 15-year-old is snatched off the street on an early morning run. A man goes head-to-head with a killer chimpanzee, and a woman is shot and left for dead in a freezer with two slain co-workers.

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    A 15-year-old is snatched off the street on an early morning run. A man goes head-to-head with a killer chimpanzee, and a woman is shot and left for dead in a freezer with two slain co-workers.

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    • EPISODE 23

    Jessyca / Derek / LaToya

    A heavily pregnant woman is brutally attacked by her neighbor. A young girl endures years of abuse by a family friend before being abducted and held captive for 104 days. And, an experienced hiker spends three days crawling down a mountain after breaking his ankle.

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    A heavily pregnant woman is brutally attacked by her neighbor. A young girl endures years of abuse by a family friend before being abducted and held captive for 104 days. And, an experienced hiker spends three days crawling down a mountain after breaking his ankle.

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    • EPISODE 24

    Ron & Jill, Randy, Julie

    A couple fight for their lives in a terrifying home invasion. A lineman is electrocuted while working alone up a 35 foot power pole. And a woman makes a desperate dash for safety after being repeatedly stabbed by her ex-boyfriend.

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    A couple fight for their lives in a terrifying home invasion. A lineman is electrocuted while working alone up a 35 foot power pole. And a woman makes a desperate dash for safety after being repeatedly stabbed by her ex-boyfriend.

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    • EPISODE 25

    Rudrani / Tracey / Teresa

    A woman is left for dead when two terrorists storm the hotel she is staying in. A 14-year-old saves her brother when their home is destroyed in a tragic house fire. A woman is left permanently scarred in a deadly domestic abuse incident.

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    A woman is left for dead when two terrorists storm the hotel she is staying in. A 14-year-old saves her brother when their home is destroyed in a tragic house fire. A woman is left permanently scarred in a deadly domestic abuse incident.

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    Verna, Theo, Debra

    A single mom is attacked by an old classmate after spurning his affections. A gold prospector survives five days in the Australian Outback. And a woman is left for dead after being carjacked then shot several times at close range.

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    A single mom is attacked by an old classmate after spurning his affections. A gold prospector survives five days in the Australian Outback. And a woman is left for dead after being carjacked then shot several times at close range.

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    Christine / Mike / Chris

    A doctor's assistant is violently attacked at home by a former patient she spurned several years earlier. A man is attacked by a swarm of hornets on the roof of his holiday home and falls down a 100 foot bank. And, a boyfriend is shot and assaulted by his girlfriend when he tries to end their relationship.

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    A doctor's assistant is violently attacked at home by a former patient she spurned several years earlier. A man is attacked by a swarm of hornets on the roof of his holiday home and falls down a 100 foot bank. And, a boyfriend is shot and assaulted by his girlfriend when he tries to end their relationship.

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    Franklin / Jeff and Frank / Connie

    A man and his wife survive a horrific plane crash that claims the lives of 125 passengers and crew. A heroic rescue bid goes horribly wrong for two fire fighters caught on a drifting ice floe. And, a woman is beaten and left for dead following a violent home invasion.

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    A man and his wife survive a horrific plane crash that claims the lives of 125 passengers and crew. A heroic rescue bid goes horribly wrong for two fire fighters caught on a drifting ice floe. And, a woman is beaten and left for dead following a violent home invasion.

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    • EPISODE 29

    Brandy / Steve / James

    A 16-year-old girl is abducted and assaulted by two gunmen. A deer hunter must drag himself up a dry creek bed for help after falling from a tree and breaking both his legs. A college student is used as a human shield when a gunman goes on a rampage in his school cafeteria.

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    A 16-year-old girl is abducted and assaulted by two gunmen. A deer hunter must drag himself up a dry creek bed for help after falling from a tree and breaking both his legs. A college student is used as a human shield when a gunman goes on a rampage in his school cafeteria.

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