Melissa and her two-year-old daughter were sleeping at their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when she was woken by an armed intruder.
Linda was driving home from work to her lakeside cabin in Canyon County, Idaho when she was run off the road in the middle of the night by four strangers.
High on drugs, they viciously attacked her, demanded money, set her car ablaze, and left for dead in a deserted field.
Nick, a former Marine, is put to the survival test when he's stranded on a Lake Tahoe mountain in a snow blizzard with no cell phone, no food, and no winter clothing.
And in Scranton, Pennsylvania Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint, and tells her he's going to shoot her and dump her body in the river.
The official website states: "What would you do if you were confronted with death? allows survivors to explain – in their own words – how they overcame unbelievable circumstances—offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever. is storytelling at its most dramatic, most basic and most honest."A new series that tells the real-life stories of people who faced life-threatening events, yet somehow found the courage and strength to survive against all odds.
In this episode, Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her Abeline, Texas home; Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep; and two boys, Ryan and John, survive a plane crash in Wichita, Kansas and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them.
The show currently airs on Friday evenings at 8 PM Eastern Time followed by sister series I Survived...
and Back (in which people share their near death experiences).
Chris died at the scene, but Holly miraculously survived the rape and being stabbed in the neck and was able to seek help.
What Holly didn't know was the man was serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz.
In New Philadelphia, Ohio Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to a man who turns on them, stabbing Liz repeatedly and beating Brandi and then throwing her into a river.