Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
The winters are brutal in Nome, Alaska, a frontier town in a world where few such curiosities remain. There’s a new kind of gold rush going on here, and it’s unlike any other. Daring gold miners set their sights on gold far beneath four feet of solid ice on the Bering Sea floor. Fierce conditions won’t deter these gold-hungry men and woman, and after cutting through the ice to reach the black sea waters below, the adventure begins. Only an omnipresent fear of death and the physiological and psychological effects of cold water diving under solid ice, including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite separate these miners from their fortunes.
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Dredgers from the CLARK, SHAMROCK, and LAZY GATOR gather to relive the treacherous winter gold dredging season under the ice-covered Bering Sea.
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A diver becomes trapped under ice after losing his weight belt.
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Winter is on its way out. SHAMROCK Phil gets one last chance. CLARK’s Zeke gets pinned up under the ice when he loses his weight belt. A LAZY GATOR tender nods off, unaware of diver Jesse’s distress c…
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A dangerous dive is attempted to retrieve a lost breathing apparatus.
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An electrical fire forces an emergency ascent; a hose becomes clogged after accidentally sucking up a large rock.
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Three teams of miners kick off operations in the opener of this series following fortune seekers as they search for gold beneath the frozen surface of the Bering Sea.