On August 26th, 1998, sixteen-year-old Jonathan Kathrein and his best friend Sean set out for a final surf of the summer at Northern California's Bodega Bay. They did not realize that the waters they had chosen placed them right inside The Red Triangle, one of the most heavily shark infested areas in the world. Before the day was done, Jonathan would face a surfers worst nightmare: an up close and personal encounter with the ocean's greatest predator, the great white shark.
When the stakes are life and death, you'd be surprised at the lengths you’d go to survive. Pain, hunger, and fear can seem like paralyzing obstacles, but in the face of real danger, they’re actually what keeps us alive. Every week, we'll follow a different survivor's visceral and inspiring fight for life, and examine how the trauma impacted them forever. These are the stories of what happens when the human self-preservation instinct is pushed to its limit, through the eyes of the world's most resilient survivors. Survival is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.