Olympic Triumph to Survival: Rulon Gardner’s Lake Powell Ordeal

In 2007, three years after securing a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, wrestler Rulon Gardner and two of his friends miraculously survived a plane crash in Lake Powell, Utah. After the accident, they swam for an hour through water at a chilly 44F (7C) to reach the shore. They endured the cold night without any shelter, awaiting rescue. Remarkably, all three men survived this ordeal.

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