- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: February 26, 1998
Explore incredible real-life stories of survival and the sometimes-surprising factors that can spell the difference between life and death in the water.
It is the stuff of life, but it can also be a mortal enemy. Every year, thousands of people meet their death on the water, the victims of shipwrecks, accidental drowning, falling through ice into frozen lakes, or attacked by the predators that lurk beneath the surface. But some people survive these terrifying incidents, and often nothing appears to separate them from those who die.
What factors make the difference in water survival? Why do some people live to tell of their ordeal, while others succumb? SECRETS OF WATER SURVIVAL interviews people who survived being cast adrift in the Atlantic, lost in an alligator infested swamp, and plunging through the ice of a winter lake. "I never doubted I'd make it," is a frequent comment of these survivors. Could it be that willpower is the most important element of survival? Is there a certain personality trait that distinguishes those who make it from the less fortunate? Psychologists, survival experts and survivors themselves help explore these questions, and reveal the essential SECRETS OF WATER SURVIVAL.