Woman Uses Fear Factor to Save her Life
March 26, 2005 -- A California prison guard who escaped a car that sank in a flooded creek credits an episode of "Fear Factor" with saving her life.
Debra Swaim's car was swept off the road into a creek during a flash flood late Tuesday. As her car sank, Swaim said she remembered an episode of NBC's "Fear Factor" in which contestants had to escape from a car in the water.
"I knew I've got to go through my window," she said. "That has everything to do with me watching 'Fear Factor.' "
Swaim called 911 twice before her cell phone was swept away, swam to the surface and spent nearly an hour clinging to a tree before she was rescued.