Gold Rush: White Water (2018–…): Season 3, Episode 8 - Thunder Falls - full transcript

Fred and his crew have finally made it to the big waterfall, Thunder Falls. But they must battle the elements as they race to find out much gold lies on the bedrock.

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Dustin: THAT IS EXCITING.



HOLY [BLEEP]!
YEAH!

THOSE ARE SOME
GOOD PIECES, MAN.

THERE'S GOLD THERE.
THERE'S GOLD THERE.

THIS IS A LOT
OF REALLY GOOD GOLD.

AWESOME!
I'M EXCITED.

NUGGET HEAVEN.

Narrator: HIGH IN
THE CHILKAT MOUNTAINS OF ALASKA,

HOME TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST
GOLD STRIKES



IN AMERICAN HISTORY,

DUSTIN HURT
IS HUNTING FOR BIG GOLD

BENEATH A 25-FOOT WATERFALL.

NOW, NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS
INTO THE SEASON,

HE'S FINALLY ON THE GOLD.

Wes: THERE'S LIKE
12 OUNCES THERE OR SO.

THIS IS MORE
THAN WE'VE EVER FOUND.

THAT'S REALLY
GOOD GOLD, MAN.

BUT I WAS HOPING TO GET
A GOD DANG COFFEE CAN FULL, MAN.

DO YOU THINK
YOU CLEANED THAT HOLE OUT?

THE GOOD PARTS OF IT,
YEAH.

MY OPINION --
THAT'S THE BEST IT'S GONNA GET.



LOOK AT
ALL THAT GOLD.



OUR LITTLE PIECES AND PICKERS
THAT WE'RE GETTING.

ABOUT DAMN TIME, MAN.
IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

Dustin: THAT WAS JUST IN
THE INSPECTION MAT.

NICE LITTLE CLEAN-OUT
RIGHT THERE.

Narrator: BUT HIS 12-OUNCE
PAYDAY WORTH $18,000

MAY BE HIS LAST
FROM RAINBOW'S END.

THE WAY THAT CARLOS
MADE IT SOUND

IS THAT HOLE
IS EMPTY, MAN.

COMPLETELY DONE.

IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THERE'S
ANYTHING LEFT DOWN THERE.

HUH.

Carlos: THIS HOLE
IS FINISHED,

AND NOW WE GOT ENOUGH TIME

TO GO SET UP ANOTHER HOLE
AND GET A CHANCE

TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE GOLD,
YOU KNOW?

I WAS THINKING
OF JUST GOING DOWN THERE

AND MAKE AN ASSESSMENT.
YEAH.

GOING TO GO FIND OUT
IF WHAT CARLOS SAID WAS TRUE,

IF HE THINKS IT'S JUST
COMPLETELY CLEANED OUT.

AND, FOR SOME REASON,
IN MY MIND,

I CAN'T SEE IT BEING
COMPLETELY CLEANED OUT

BECAUSE JUST LIKE TRYING
TO CLEAN-OUT THIS GOLD HERE,

I MEAN,
THAT [BLEEP] HIDES.

I'LL GO LOOK AROUND BY MYSELF,
FIND OUT WHAT'S DOWN THERE.

ALRIGHT.
SOUNDS GOOD.

SO FAR, I THINK WE'VE BEEN
PRETTY SUCCESSFUL ON THIS SITE.

THIS IS THE MOST GOLD
WE'VE FOUND ANYWHERE

IN, LIKE, SIX YEARS THAT
WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO THIS.

SO, YOU KNOW,

IT'S WORTH A BIT MORE TIME,
I THINK.



IF RAINBOW'S END IS FINISHED,

IT WILL COST DUSTIN
TIME AND GOLD

TO SET UP AN ENTIRE
NEW OPERATION...

AH, IT'S, LIKE, A WEIRD RITUAL
GETTING DRESSED HERE.

ALRIGHT.
LET'S HAVE A GOOD DIVE.

WE'RE COUNTING ON YOU
TO BRING US SOME GOLD UP TODAY.

Narrator: ...ON THIS
"GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER."



YOU GET [BLEEP] UP.

GET THE [BLEEP]
OUT OF HERE!

I NEVER FELT LIKE FRED HURT
MORE IN MY LIFE.

YEE-HOO-HOO-HOO!
NICE.

DUSTIN MAY BE AHEAD NOW,

BUT HE AIN'T AHEAD FOR LONG.



-[ COUGHS ]
-HE'S CAUGHT UP.

FRED'S UMBILICAL IS CAUGHT
UNDERNEATH THE HOSE.

COULD BE
AN ABSOLUTE CATASTROPHE.

Woman: ARE YOU OKAY?

YOU TELL ME!



[ LAUGHTER ]

WOW!
THAT'S AWESOME.

I THINK WE'RE GETTING
INTO THE BIG TIME.

Woman: OH, MY GOSH!

LOOK HOW BIG THOSE ARE.

WE'RE IN THE BIG KAHUNA NOW.



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Narrator: 76-YEAR-OLD FRED HURT

SPENT MORE TIME MOVING
THIS SEASON THAN MINING,

AND SO FAR...

HIS PLAN HASN'T PAID OFF.

Fred: IT'S ALL HANDS ON DECK.

WITH LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF GOLD
MINED TO DATE,

HE GATHERS THE CREW

FOR THE NEXT PHASE

OF HIS MASTER PLAN.

Fred: I KNOW Y'ALL HAVE BEEN
ITCHING TO GET UP THERE,

AND WE'RE FINALLY
JUST GOING TO GO AHEAD

AND MOVE
INTO THE BIG WATERFALL.

-ALRIGHT.
-YEAH!

-I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT.
-LET'S GET TO WORK.

COME ON, GUYS.
-ABOUT TIME.

[ CHUCKLES ]
-YEAH.

Fred: THINK Y'ALL HAVE BEEN
AFTER ME TO MOVE UP THERE

SOONER THAN I WANTED TO.

NOW, I WON'T SAY I SHOULD'VE,
COULD'VE, WOULD'VE.

SO...
[ CHUCKLES ]

Narrator: BUT WITH WINTER ONLY
A LITTLE OVER A MONTH AWAY,

FRED IS GAMBLING

THEY STILL HAVE ENOUGH TIME
TO GET DOWN TO THE GOLD

BEFORE THE FREEZE.

Kayla: HOW ARE WE GOING
TO GET THE DREDGE UP THERE?

CABLE.
CABLE?

NEW CABLE SYSTEM?

THERE'S QUITE
A FEW OBSTACLES.

FIRST OF ALL,
WE GOT JAGGED ROCKS.

THEN WE GOT TO GET IT UP
OVER THE LITTLE WATERFALL.

SO, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO WORK OUT
SOME KIND OF SYSTEM.



I GUESS WE COULD SPLICE
SOME CABLE TOGETHER

TO RIG UP SOME
KIND OF EXTENSION

AND WINCH IT UP THERE.

I KNOW IT'S A LOT OF WORK
TO GET THAT DREDGE UP THERE,

BUT THAT'S WHERE THE GOLD IS.

Y'ALL READY FOR THIS?
YEP.

LET'S GET IT.
LET'S DO IT.



Narrator: THIS SEASON,
FRED HAS DREDGED HIS WAY

150 FEET UPSTREAM.

NOW, HE'LL TARGET
THE BIGGEST WATERFALL

WHERE HE BELIEVES
THERE'S A HUGE DEPOSIT

OF BEDROCK GOLD.

FIRST,
HE MUST EXTEND HIS SKYLINE,

THEN, USING TWO WINCHES,

LIFT 700-POUND DREDGE

AND HAUL IT UPSTREAM.



I'M GONNA NEED YOU BILLY GOATS
TO GO UP THERE

AND SEE IF
IT'S FLAT ENOUGH

AND SEE IF WE CAN
ANCHOR A CABLE

UP AT THE TOP
OF THE WATERFALL

ON THE LEFT SIDE,
UP THERE SOMEWHERE.

Y'ALL BOTH GO UP THERE
AND TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

WHAT YOU GOT UP THERE?

Rich: WE CAN MOUNT
A WINCH SYSTEM

ABOUT ANYWHERE
WE WANT TO UP HERE.

Paul: YEAH, WE CAN.



WE CAN PUT THE SHACKLE
ON THE UPSIDE OF IT.

NOW THAT WE GOT OUR CABLE UP,
WE NEED TO ATTACH OUR PULLEY.

Narrator: TO MOVE
THE DREDGE UPSTREAM,

PAUL SECURES A PULLEY
WITH A PAIR OF CABLE CLAMPS.



Fred: I'M GOING TO HAVE
TO PUT AN EYE IN IT.

Narrator: DOWNSTREAM, FRED
CONNECTS THE UPPER WINCH CABLE

TO THE TRAVEL LOCK.

Fred: AH, THERE'S NO
REAL TRICK TO IT.

IT'S JUST A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
AND ENGINEERING.

[ LAUGHS ]



Paul: FRED, WE'RE GONNA
GO UP AND TIGHTEN THE CABLE!

Paul: YOU KNOW, WE DON'T EVER
GET TO TEST THESE THINGS OUT.

IF IT STAYS UP,
WE'RE IN GREAT SHAPE.

TIGHTEN IT UP
REAL NICE.



ALRIGHT!
WE GOT IT!

IT'S NOT GONNA BE EASY
TO GET THAT DREDGE UP THERE!

Narrator: IT'S A 50-FOOT HAUL
UP TO THE PLUNGE POOL.

IF THE $16,000 DREDGE

SMASHES INTO THE ROCKS,

IT COULD END THEIR SEASON.

Fred: YOU CAN KNOCK A HOLE
IN THE BOTTOM OF ONE OF THOSE

PRETTY EASY
WITH A SHARP ROCK.

NEW MINER KAYLA WILL
OPERATE BOTH WINCHES

TO LIFT THE 700-POUND DREDGE.

ALRIGHT, GO AHEAD
AND PICK UP ONE

AND SEE WHAT
WE GOT HERE,

WHAT KIND OF ORIENTATION
IT'S GOING TO DO.

THERE YOU GO.

IT'S ALREADY PICKING UP
A LITTLE BIT.

JUST GONNA DRAG IT
UP OVER THE ROCKS THERE.

COMING UP.

OH, WHOA!

COME AHEAD
WITH YOUR...

BLOCK.

ALRIGHT.

PICK UP ON
YOUR FRONT LINE.



HOLD IT.
HOLD IT.

HOLD IT.
FRONT LINE.

Kayla: THAT IS.
NO, IT ISN'T.

THAT'S THE BACK LINE.
THE FRONT LINE UP THERE.

LET'S MOVE
THE BLOCK AHEAD.

ALRIGHT.
IT'S MOVING.



WHOA!
STOP, STOP!



Paul: OH, GOD!
IT'LL FLOAT.

WATCH IT.



WHOA!

EASY, EASY.

ALRIGHT.

PULLING IT IN
WITH THE UPSTREAM WINCH,

BUT IT'S NOT MOVING.

ALRIGHT.

WE NEED THE ROPE.

AND A COME-ALONG
AND HELP HER PULL IT FORWARD.

OKAY.

Fred: IF WE GET IT
UP HIGH ENOUGH,

WE CAN ASSIST THE WINCH
IN PULLING IT FORWARD.

SLACK DOWN ON
YOUR BACK LINE.

OKAY.

WAIT A MINUTE.
WAIT A MINUTE.

YO! YO!

OH, MY GOD.

Paul: OH,
OUR PULLEY SLID DOWN.

OH, WOW.

IT SLID WAY DOWN.

HOLY [BLEEP].

BOTH CABLE PINS
ARE RIGHT THERE.

THAT BOTH OF THEM?

YEAH.
WOW.

Narrator: 10 FEET
INTO THE MOVE,

AND THE CLAMPS SECURING
THE PULLEY HAVE FAILED,

CRASHING THE 700-POUND DREDGE
INTO THE ROCKS.

Fred: SO WE'RE GONNA HAVE
TO DROP THE WHOLE LINE DOWN

AND REHOOK IT.

[ WHIRRING ]



-HEY, WHOA!
-WHOA.

Fred: ALRIGHT.
HOLD UP.

WHAT?

WE GOT A MESS DOWN THERE.

YEAH, WE DO.

YEAH, I MEAN,
IT IS A MESS.



Narrator: UPSTREAM,
AT RAINBOW'S END,

DUSTIN IS SEARCHING ON BEDROCK

TO PROVE THEY GOT ALL THE GOLD

BEFORE MOVING
HIS ENTIRE OPERATION.



WOW! LOOK AT THAT.

THAT IS A NUGGET.

OKAY.
THERE YOU GO!

TWO NUGGETS IN THERE.
[ CHUCKLES ]

THERE GOES ONE.
THERE GOES TWO.

TAKE IT IN, BUDDY.

THEY WENT
THROUGH THE DREDGE.

COOL.

I'M HAPPY NOW.

HOLY [BLEEP].
A FULL-ON NUGGET.

YEAH.
THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

MAN.

REALLY?

I CAN'T EVEN FIND
BEDROCK ANYWHERE,

EXCEPT THIS...

ONE LITTLE AREA, MAN.

YEAH.

SO NOT ONLY
IS THIS THING NOT CLEAN,

IT IS WIDER.

WOW.

THERE'S GOT TO BE A LOT MORE
GOLD IN THERE THEN.

Narrator: ON THE LAST DIVE,
CARLOS HIT BEDROCK

AND DREDGED UP
A LARGE PILE OF NUGGETS

AND THOUGHT THE HOLE
WAS CLEANED OUT.

NOW, DUSTIN HAS DISCOVERED
THE WALLS OF THE PLUNGE POOL

AREN'T AT BEDROCK,

AND THERE'S MORE
GOLD-RICH GRAVEL TO DREDGE.



Dustin: WE GOT
SOME WORK TO DO.

♪ WE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO ♪

OH, MAN.

HONESTLY,
I LOVE HEARING THAT.

EVERYTHING IS LOOKING WELL.

EVERYTHING IS LOOKING UP,
WHICH I FREAKING LIKE.

I LOVE IT.

YEAH, YOU GOT DARK MATERIAL
COMING OVER AGAIN.

SO, THERE'S
A LOT OF GOLD IN THERE

THAT YOU'RE NOT EVEN
SEEING, AS WELL.

THAT'S...

IT'S GONNA BE
A GOOD CLEAN-OUT.



Narrator: AFTER THREE HOURS
OF SUCCESSFUL DREDGING...

Dustin: AH, YEAH, MAN.
THIS IS GOOD STUFF.

Narrator: ...DUSTIN CELEBRATES.

Dustin: ALRIGHT.
I'M DOING A ROCK CLIMB.

UNDERWATER
ROCK CLIMBING, HUH?

-THAT'S INTERESTING.
-THAT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO DO.

UNDER THE WATERFALL,
YOU KNOW,

THAT SOUNDS LIKE
THE PERFECT THING TO TRY TO DO.



[ CHEERING, LAUGHTER ]





AHH!

GOOD NEWS IS,
THERE'S SO MUCH MORE

TO DIG DOWN
IN THAT THING.

IT'S PRETTY AMAZING.

COME ON, BABY!

SHOW ME SOMETHING!

I KNOW I SAW A COUPLE NUGGETS
GO IN.

WOO!

Wes: GOOD JOB, MAN.

THERE'S GOOD
GOLD IN THERE.

THERE'S GOLD THERE.

THERE'S GOLD THERE.
OH, YEAH.

OOH, IT'S SHINY.

LOOK HOW BIG
THEY ARE, MAN.

THOSE ARE NICE.

HELL YEAH, FELLAS!

GOOD JOB, MAN.

THAT'S AMAZING.
THIS WAS FUN, MAN.

THIS WAS...
FINALLY FINDING GOLD.

HOW ABOUT THAT?

-YIP-YOO!
-THAT'S AWESOME.

THAT'S NOT BAD.

Narrator: RAINBOW'S END
STILL PRODUCING GOLD MEANS

DUSTIN COULD BE SET TO HIT
THE JACKPOT THIS SEASON.

Dustin: SO, I THOUGHT
THE HOLE WAS FINISHED --

COMPLETELY FINISHED IS WHAT
CARLOS MADE IT SOUND LIKE

LAST TIME HE WENT DOWN.

HE DIDN'T SOUND LIKE
IT WAS HOPEFUL AT ALL.

JUST NOW, I CLEANED OUT
AN ENTIRE NEW SECTION

BIGGER THAN THE ONE
THAT THEY CLEANED OUT,

AND WE'RE GETTING GOOD GOLD --

BIG, GOOD GOLD.

WOW.

WE GOT A MESS
DOWN HERE.

YEAH, WE DO.

Narrator: THREE QUARTERS
INTO THE MINING SEASON,

FRED HURT HAS BANKED LESS
THAN AN OUNCE OF GOLD

ON HIS TWO FISH CLAIM.

NOW HIS PLAN TO DREDGE
UNDER THE BIGGEST WATERFALL

IS GROUND TO A HALT.

THE PULLEY SLID DOWN ON
OUR MAIN FLY LINE UP THERE.

YEAH, THAT'S CREATED
A HUGE PROBLEM,

LINING UP WRONG ON THE WINCH,

PUT THE CABLE IN A BIND.

JUST NOT GOOD.



Fred: HOW MANY
CABLE CLAMPS

YOU GOT ON THE FRONT END
OF THAT THING?

Paul: RIGHT NOW, I'VE GOT TWO.
I GOT ONE MORE I CAN PUT ON IT.

LET'S PUT ONE
MORE ON IT.



ALRIGHT.
YEAH.

Narrator: NOW THAT THE PULLEY IS
SECURE WITH EXTRA CLAMPS,

THEY MAKE A SECOND
ATTEMPT AT THE LIFT.



WE READY FOR THIS?

I BELIEVE SO.

ALRIGHT, KAYLA.

LET'S SEE HERE.

PICK UP ON
YOUR MAIN LINE.

GO FORWARD WITH
YOUR BLOCK.

HOLD TENSION ON IT.

HOLD IT STEADY.



PICK UP ON IT.

HOLD IT!
WHOA!



HERE IT GOES.

Paul: OH, YEAH.
ALRIGHT.

A LITTLE MORE,
A LITTLE MORE.

THERE YOU GO.

WOO-HOO-HOO-HOO!

ALRIGHT!

WE ARE IN THE WATERFALL!

-YEEHAW.
-[ LAUGHS ]

NICE JOB, EVERYBODY.

[ CHUCKLES ]
GREAT JOB.

WE'RE BACK
IN BUSINESS.

WE'RE IN
THE BIG KAHUNA NOW.



Narrator: THE NEXT MORNING
AT HIGH CAMP,

FATHER AND SON COMPARE PROGRESS.

Fred: HEY.
WHAT YOU GOT GOING ON?

I MOVED MY DREDGE
YESTERDAY.

YEAH?
MADE IT TO THAT WATERFALL?

WE HAS A FEW LITTLE
DRAMATIC MOMENTS, THOUGH.

[ BOTH LAUGH ]

WE MOVING THEM.

THAT'S GOOD.
THAT'S GREAT.

WE GETTING READY
TO GET INTO THAT WATERFALL.

THE DEEPER THAT IS,
THE BETTER.

OH, I KNOW.

I HOPE YOU GOT A CATCH
DOWN THERE,

'CAUSE IF YOU DO,
THE NUGGETS ARE COMING.

I'M HOPING THAT
I GET ANOTHER COUPLE CLEAN-OUTS

WITH JUST NOTHING
BUT NUGGETS IN IT AGAIN.

WE'RE HOPING OUR WATERFALL IS
JUST AS PRODUCTIVE,

IF NOT MORE.

WE'LL SEE
HOW IT TURNS OUT.

I HOPE YOU GUYS FIND
SOME NUGGETS, MAN.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.
YEAH, YOU TOO.

SEE Y'ALL LATER.



Narrator:
AFTER STRIKING OUT DOWNSTREAM,

THE PRESSURE IS ON FRED
AND HIS LARGEST WATERFALL

TO TURN HIS SEASON AROUND.



Fred: DUSTIN HAS BEEN
FINDING A LOT OF GOLD.

WELL, I THINK WE'RE GETTING
INTO THE BIG TIME NOW.

I THINK WE'RE GOING
TO GET A LOT OF GOLD

OUT OF THAT WATERFALL.

Narrator:
OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS,

THE RAGING WATER CRASHING
DOWN THE 40-FOOT FALL

COULD'VE CARVED
A PLUNGE POOL DEEP ENOUGH

TO CATCH A LIFE-CHANGING
AMOUNT OF GOLD.

WE HAVE, ALL AS A TEAM,
WAITED FOR THIS MOMENT,

I THINK, SINCE WE GOT HERE.

I'M EXCITED TO BE PART OF THIS.

Ryan: I'M EXCITED
TO GET IN THERE, MAN.

WHO KNOWS WHAT
I'M GOING TO FIND?

Narrator: NEW HIRE RYAN
WILL BE THE FIRST

TO DIVE THE PLUNGE POOL.

HE'S DREDGED FOR SIX YEARS

BUT NEVER WORKED
BENEATH A POUNDING WATERFALL.

Fred: YOU KNOW
THE DANGERS DOWN THERE.

YOU SEE THAT WATERFALL
COMING DOWN 40 FEET RIGHT THERE.

IF THEY WASH A BIG ROCK
OVER THAT THING,

YOU KNOW WHAT'S
GONNA HAPPEN.

YOU BE SAFE
DOWN THERE.

GIVE US A GOOD JOB, MAN.
ALRIGHT.

I'M GONNA FIND US
SOME GOLD.

ALRIGHT.
GO AFTER IT.

FEEL LIKE
I'M GOING TO THE MOON.

[ LIGHT LAUGHTER ]

GOOD LUCK DOWN THERE, RYAN.
Kayla: GOOD LUCK.

I HOPE YOU SEE SOME NUGGETS
RIGHT OFF THE BAT.



Fred: FIRST TIME.

YEEHAW!



INTO THE POUND ZONE.

Ryan: ALRIGHT.

WHAT I'M SEEING
IS A LOT...

A LOT OF HEAVY ROCK.

I DO NOT SEE ANY GRAVEL
SITTING DOWN HERE.

IT'S ALL JUST ROCK, YEP.

ROCK, YEP.

NOTHING.

NOTHING.

ZERO.

Narrator: LARGE ROCKS
BLOCK RYAN'S WAY

DOWN TO THE BEDROCK GOLD

THAT COULD BE
OVER 20 FEET DEEP.

Fred: WE'RE GETTING
YOU A SLED,

A CLEAR PATH
TO PULL THROUGH HERE.

Narrator: TO GET ANY DEEPER,

HE MUST HAUL THEM OUT USING
A CUSTOM-BUILT SLED.

Kayla: FURTHER UP.

ALRIGHT, KAYLA.
PULL THE BLOCK UPSTREAM.

PULL YOUR BLOCK
UPSTREAM.

YOU'RE WORKING THE DIVER
TO DEATH DOING THAT.

PULL THE BLOCK
UPSTREAM.

PLEASE!

YEAH, THE REMOTE IS
NOT RESPONDING AT ALL.

DIVER IS WAITING
ON HIS SLED.

COME ON NOW, KAYLA.

MOVE THE BLOCK UPSTREAM,
PLEASE.

[BLEEP].
KAYLA!

YEAH, I HEAR YOU.
THE REMOTES AREN'T RESPONDING.

SO CAN YOU PLEASE
STOP TALKING TO ME?

THIS IS --
THIS ONE RIGHT HERE,

JUST PICK IT UP
AND MOVE IT TOWARD HIM.

YEAH, I HEARD YOU
THE FIRST 30 TIMES!

LEAVE ME ALONE!



BATTERY OUT.

IS THE MAIN WINCH LINE
OPERATIONAL?

NO, THEY'RE BOTH DOWN.
IT'LL BE LIKE TWO MINUTES.

BOTH OF THEM?
OH, MY GOODNESS.

ALRIGHT.



Paul: YOU READY?
YEAH.

THEY ARE READY?

YEAH.
ALRIGHT.

WINCH IS WORKING.

GET THE SLED
IN THE WATER.



Ryan: THAT BASKET
IS IN MY FACE,

AND I CANNOT SEE IT ALL.



SOMETIMES, I JUST CAN'T
HANDLE THE DISRESPECT

THAT COMES FROM FRED.

IT'S A LOT OF INSTRUCTION

WITH NOT A LOT OF LEEWAY.

Fred: GET OVER IT, KAYLA.

PEOPLE THAT DON'T DO WELL

AT THEIR JOB...

THEY IRRITATE ME,

AND I WILL EXPRESS THAT.

AND I GET SHARP.

Narrator: TO AVOID
THE FIERCEST CURRENT,

RYAN HEADS TO THE SIDES
OF THE PLUNGE POOL

TO REMOVE THE BOULDERS.

RIGHT NOW, HE'S JUST
TAKING OFF THE TOP LAYER.

HE'S HOGGING UP A BUNCH OF ROCKS
RIGHT NOW.



FRED, YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE
WHAT'S DOWN HERE.

THERE'S A CAVE.

OH.

WOW!

YES, SIR.
I WAS CLEARING UNDERNEATH.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

WHEN A WATERFALL
COMES DOWN VERTICAL,

IT EATS UNDERNEATH THE ROCK
A LITTLE BIT.

IF YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT
OF CAVE UNDERNEATH THAT,

MORE THAN LIKELY,
IT'S GOT GOLD IN IT.

I'M EXCITED.

Ryan: OH, YEAH. THERE'S A BIG
OLD GIANT HOLE RIGHT HERE.

WOW.
IT'S A MONSTER.

I THINK WE'RE IN
FOR A HELL OF A PAYDAY HERE.

FROM WHAT I'M SEEING,
I AGREE WITH YOU.

ALRIGHT.



WOW.

GOD [BLEEP].



GETS A LITTLE OBNOXIOUS
UP THERE.

YEAH,
I GET NEAR THAT POUND ZONE,

AND IT'S JUST TOSSING ME
EVERYWHERE.



BOY, THIS THING
IS VICIOUS.

I'D SAY THAT IT PICKED UP
QUITE A BIT.

YEP.
YEAH.

WOW.

ALL I SEE DOWN HERE
IS WHITE BUBBLES.



YOU KNOW WHAT?
THIS IS TOO MUCH.



ALRIGHT.
YOU CAN COME ON OUT.

TOO DAMN DANGEROUS.



I'M GOOD.

Narrator: AFTER TWO HOURS
TAKING ON POUND ZONE,

THE RAGING CURRENT PROVED
TOO MUCH FOR RYAN.

UGH.

BOY, THAT'S SOMETHING
ELSE UNDER THERE,

I MEAN, EXTREME
TO SAY THE LEAST.

I'M DOWN THERE GETTING BEAT UP
BY THE POUND ZONE CONSTANTLY,

BUT I FELT GOOD ABOUT WHAT I SAW
DOWN THERE,

GOT RID OF A LOT OF OVERBURDEN
AND FOUND THAT CAVE,

SO GOOD DAY.

I THINK THERE'S
A GOOD PILE OF GOLD

UNDERNEATH THAT THING.

WE'RE AFTER IT.
WE'LL FIND OUT.

STARTING TOMORROW,
WE WILL FIND OUT

JUST HOW MUCH GOLD
IS UNDER THERE.





I WISH I COULD
TAKE ALL THIS WATER

AND SHOW EVERYBODY...

WHAT THE HELL IT LOOKS LIKE
DOWN THERE.

THIS HOLE IS
SO FREAKISHLY WIDE.

IT'S INCREDIBLE.

Narrator: DUSTIN HURT
HAS DISCOVERED

THE BOTTOM OF THE PLUNGE POOL
IS WIDER THAN EXPECTED,

AND THERE'S EVEN MORE
GOLD-RICH GRAVEL TO DREDGE.

Carlos: LET'S GO.
LET'S DO THIS THING.

FIRST IN IS CARLOS MINOR.

WITH 15 YEARS
AS A COMMERCIAL DIVER,

HE'S THE MOST EXPERIENCED
ON THE CREW.

Carlos: LET'S GO TO WORK.

THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK
TO BE DONE HERE.

LOT OF POTENTIAL GOLD
DOWN HERE.

Narrator: JOINING HIM IS
NEW CREW MEMBER, JAMES HAMM.

ALL AT ONCE.
WHOOP.

YOU GOT ME?
YES, SIR.

ALRIGHT.
GOOD JOB.

WELL, IT'S GONNA BE
NICE SITTING IN THERE.

Dustin: YEAH,
THERE IT IS.

GOOD DIVE.

♪ MAN UNDER WATER ♪

DIVER TWO DOWN.

Carlos: ALRIGHT, MAN.
LET'S GO GET SOME GOLD, AMIGO.

James: YEAH!
LET'S GO DIVING, DUDE!

[ LAUGHTER ]

Narrator: BOTH DIVERS WEAR
30-POUND WEIGHT BELTS

TO KEEP THEM SUBMERGED.

THEIR GOAL -- MOVE ROCKS
AND GRAVEL TO WIDEN THE HOLE

AND EXPOSE MORE GOLD

ON THE BEDROCK.

ALRIGHT.
THERE'S NO SUCTION.

Dustin: COPY THAT.



NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL
CAME OUT YET.

HOLD ON A SEC.
I'M CHECKING THE NOZZLE.

JUST LET IT DRAIN
FOR A MINUTE.

NO SUCTION WHATSOEVER.

COPY THAT.
WE'RE GOING TO SNAKE IT.



HOW'S THAT?

OH, YEAH.
TH-THAT'S IT.

CARRY ON.

ALRIGHT.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO MOVE
A LOT OF YARDAGE TODAY.

SO THE LESS STOP-UPS WE HAVE,
THE BETTER OFF IT'LL BE.

Narrator: TO CLEAN OUT THE HOLE,

CARLOS AND JAMES EACH
RUN THEIR OWN DREDGE.

WHEN ONE BECOMES CLOGGED,

IT SLOWS DOWN THE OPERATION

AND COSTS THEM TIME AND GOLD.

[BLEEP] CLOGGED.

[BLEEP] CLOGGED.

YOU SERIOUS?

YEAH, I THINK.

SON OF A BITCH.

ALRIGHT.
WE'RE GOING TO SNAKE IT,

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BEAT IT
AT THE SAME TIME.

Narrator: NORMALLY,
THE TENDER KEEPS

THE DIVER SAFE
AND MANS THE ENGINES,

BUT DUSTIN IS ALSO
CLEARING BLOCKAGES

BY SNAKING A 20-FOOT CABLE
INTO THE SUCTION HOSE.

Dustin: [BLEEP]
[BLEEP], MAN!



HOLY [BLEEP].
HOLY [BLEEP].

THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST
[BLEEP] ROCKS

WE EVER PUT THROUGH
THAT LITTLE DREDGE.

THAT'S FOR SURE.

LOOKS LIKE HE'S STOPPED UP
AGAIN ALREADY!



James:
NOT GETTING SUCTION.

I'M GETTING
PISSED OFF ABOUT IT.

Carlos: HEY,
HOW YOU DOING, JAMES?

HEY!
GO BACK TO YOUR NOZZLE,

HOLD IT UP, AND LET IT DRAIN,
ALRIGHT?

ALRIGHT.
I HEARD YOU.

AT THE SAME TIME, MAN.

HE'S THE ONLY ONE THAT GETS
THESE TYPES OFF STOP-UPS, MAN.

MAN, I KNOW.



WES!
GET THE [BLEEP] OUT OF HERE.

YOU SEEING
THIS [BLEEP]?

ALRIGHT.
YOU SENDING SOME HUGE [BLEEP].

ARE YOU PUTTING THEM
BEHIND YOU

INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM
THROUGH THE NOZZLE?

SOMETHING'S WRONG
WITH THE SUCTION ON IT.

VERY FRUSTRATING.

I'M ACTUALLY LOSING MONEY
HERE RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS MY...

"I'VE HAD ENOUGH [BLEEP]
STOP-UPS FOR IT" FACE.

Narrator: JAMES
IS SO CLOGGED UP,

DUSTIN IS FORCED
TO PULL OUT THE HOSE

AND REMOVE THE ROCKS BY HAND.

HEY, YOU'RE IN A BAD SPOT
RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE GONNA
GET [BLEEP] UP.

GO B--
GO BACK.



THAT WAS A LOT OF [BLEEP]
IN THERE.

GO DOWN WITH THAT.

OH, YOU ARE [BLEEP]
WORKING ME TODAY.

THAT BOY IS WORKING ME
RIGHT NOW.

HOLY [BLEEP].

LOSING MY [BLEEP].

Wes: ARE YOU
STOPPED UP AGAIN?

James: YEP.

OH, [BLEEP]
OH, GOD.

I'M GETTING SICK OF THIS [BLEEP]
RIGHT NOW.

GET THE [BLEEP] OUT.

Narrator: JAMES IS PULLED
OUT OF THE WATER

FOR CLOGGING UP SIX TIMES
IN THREE HOURS.



ALRIGHT.
GET OUT OF THAT SUIT, MAN,

[BLEEP].

[BLEEP].

[BLEEP] STUPID.

I'M DONE.

[BLEEP] DONE.

CARLOS, WITH NO CLOG-UPS,

CONTINUES HIS DIVE.

Carlos: HEY, HEY,
WHAT'S UP, MAN?

Dustin: I GOT A LITTLE
FRUSTRATED THERE,

SO I HAD TO STEP OFF.

[ LAUGHS ] YEAH.
I BET, MAN.

[BLEEP]

YOU SHOULD'VE SEEN
SOME OF THE STUFF

HE PUT THROUGH
THAT DREDGE.

I GOT TO FIGURE OUT
WHAT I'M DOING WRONG,

SO I DON'T KNOW.

YOU'RE JUST NOT USED
TO NO BIZ.

I DON'T LIKE --
THAT'S ALL IT IS.

I DON'T LIKE [BLEEP] UP.

I WOULDN'T
WORRY ABOUT IT.

WELL, IF HE WANTS TO,
HE CAN SEND ME HOME.

I DON'T [BLEEP] KNOW.
HE WON'T.

YOU DON'T HAVE
TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

Dustin: HEY!

THAT [BLEEP]
WAS HARD.

GOT SUPER UPSET WITH
A WHOLE BUNCH OF STOP-UPS,

JUST LIKE YOU DID.

LET'S BE COOL ABOUT IT,

AND LET'S LEARN
FROM WHAT'S GOING ON.

I [BLEEP] HATE THIS.
YEAH, I KNOW.

SO, MOST OF THESE STOP-UPS
WERE HAPPENING

BECAUSE THE ROCKS
WERE TOO BIG.

EVERY TIME I PULLED ONE OUT,
I WAS LIKE, "HOLY [BLEEP]."

WERE YOU TRYING
TO DREDGE UP ALL THE TIME?

James: WHAT I'M DOING IS,
I'M LIKE, "WOMP!"

OKAY.
ALRIGHT.

I'M STARTING
TO UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT.

YOU GO...

IT'S STOPPED UP.
THAT'S IT.

THERE HAS TO
BE AN IN BETWEEN.

SO, THIS RIGHT HERE
IS A GOOD ONE.

YOU GET YOUR HANDS,

AND YOU CAN
JUST PUMP IT IN THERE.

YOU JUST...

AND THEN AS SOON
AS SOMETHING,

YOU FEEL LIKE, IS BIG,
YOU STOP IT.

YOU PUT IT BEHIND YOU
OR IN THE BASKET.

I'M NOT SAYING THIS WILL
STOP ALL STOP-UPS.

WE NEED LESS.

ALRIGHT?

[BLEEP] ANNOYING.
IT PISSES ME OFF.

OH, YEAH.
I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.

OH, I...
[ CHUCKLES ]

WELL, I'M TRYING
TO SAVE YOU FROM THAT RIGHT NOW.



I HAD TO SHOW HIM
A FEW TECHNIQUES.

I'VE NEVER FELT LIKE FRED HURT
MORE IN MY LIFE.

NEARLY BECAME MY FATHER
FOR A MINUTE,

BUT I HAD TO REALLY
PULL BACK ON THAT.

HE WOULD'VE BEEN
A [BLEEP] ABOUT IT.

"YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!

LOOK, I'LL SHOW YOU
HOW IT'S DONE.

YOU BOYS DON'T KNOW NOTHING!

NOTHING!
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!"

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT
JAMES DIDN'T GET ANY OF THAT.

HE'LL JUMP ON BOARD.

AS SOON AS HE TRIES
OUR TECHNIQUE,

I THINK HE'LL FIGURE OUT
THE STOP-UPS WILL GO AWAY.

WE'LL GET ALONG BETTER.

Narrator: DETERMINED TO PROVE
HE'S LEARNED HIS LESSON,

JAMES RETURNS TO DREDGE
IN THE PLUNGE POOL

ALONGSIDE CARLOS.

James: IT'S GOING TO BE
A CHALLENGE FOR ME.

BUT MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE
I DON'T GET A TON OF CLOGGERS.

I'M GOING TO TAKE MY TIME.

BECAUSE THE VISIBILITY IS
SO BAD DOWN THERE,

YOU GOT A BETTER LIGHT.



MAN,
THAT'S A LIGHT, MAN.

WAIT UNTIL YOU HIT
THAT SON OF A [BLEEP].

ALRIGHT.
FREE TO GO.



Dustin:
WHAT DID YOU DO?

James:
THAT LIGHT IS BRIGHT!

IT'S AWESOME.

HOLY [BLEEP].

YEAH, DUDE.
IS IT HELPING WITH VISIBILITY?

OH, YEAH.
YEAH?

YEAH.
THAT'S AWESOME.

GOT IT.
Carlos: ALRIGHT, MAN.

WELCOME BACK HERE
TO SUCK.



GOOD JOB ON NOT
GETTING STOPPED UP.

YOU USING THE TECHNIQUES
I SHOWED YOU?

SEEMS TO BE HELPING OUT
QUITE A BIT.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
THANK YOU.

SO I SEE A NUGGET SITTING
RIGHT HERE AND I--

YOU SEEING GOLD DOWN THERE,
YOU SAID?

YEAH.
THIS IS AMAZING,

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

THERE'S ALL KINDS OF GOLD
RIGHT HERE.

HOLY [BLEEP].

GOT IT.
MAN, CARLOS?

YEAH, YEAH.
WHAT'S UP, BROTHER?

I GOT A SPOT FOR YOU,

AND IT IS LOADED WITH GOLD,
ALL NUGGETS.

ALL NUGGETS, HUH?
YEP.

I GOTTA SEE THAT.

HOLY CRAP.
THERE'S GOLD!

LOOK AT THAT.

[ LAUGHS ]

I'VE NEVER SEEN
SUCH A THING, MAN.

OH, THIS IS [BLEEP].

LOOK AT THAT CREASE!

I'M PICKING NUGGETS OUTTA
THE BOX RIGHT NOW, BROTHER.

-COME ON!
-AMAZING!

THERE'S GOLD EVERYWHERE.

THIS IS CRAZY.

WE GOT NUGS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YOU GOT BIG ONES.
LOOK AT THAT.

Wes: TODAY IS GOING TO BE
AN AWESOME CLEANUP, FOR SURE.





Narrator: 76-YEAR-OLD FRED HURT

HAS LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF GOLD
THIS YEAR.

NOW, HE'S BETTING HIS SEASON

THAT THE BIG WATERFALL
ON HIS CLAIM WILL PAY OFF.

Fred: I'M TELLING YOU.
THAT WATER IS RAGING.

WOO!

Narrator: HIS MISSION --
DIVE THE POUND ZONE

THAT WAS TOO FIERCE FOR RYAN,

FIND THE CAVE,

AND DREDGE IT OUT.

I'M GOING TO TRY
AND STAY IN THAT WATER

AS LONG AS I CAN STAY,

TRY TO DREDGE UP
AS MUCH GOLD AS POSSIBLE.

I KNOW HOW TO HANDLE IT.

Kayla: YOU REALLY WANT HIM
TO GO DOWN TODAY?

WE'LL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON HIM
AND JUST MAKE SURE,

YOU KNOW,
ALL SIGNS ARE GOOD,

AND IF THEY'RE NOT,

WE'LL JERK HIM
OUT OF THERE QUICK.

YOU GET TO POINT
WHERE YOU CAN'T TAKE IT,

LET US KNOW BECAUSE
NOT GONNA JUDGE.

I'LL GO PAST THAT POINT.
I'LL MAKE SURE THAT I DO.

OH, GET OUT OF HERE!

I CAN'T IMAGINE
WHY THEY CALL ME

A STUBBORN OLD GOAT.

I'D LIKE HIM TO HAVE A LOOK
AT THAT CAVE I FOUND.

I MEAN...
IT'S REAL STRANGE DOWN THERE.

YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH
CRAWL RIGHT INTO IT,

SO NO TELLING WHAT LURKS
BACK IN THE DARKNESS THERE,

HOPEFULLY A BUNCH OF GOLD.



YEAH.

[ CHUCKLES ]

LET'S DO IT.

WANT TO DO SOME DREDGING?

Ryan: THAT SOUNDS
PRETTY EXCITING.



IT IS THUNDERING,

AND...

I THINK THAT'S THE NAME
FOR IT RIGHT THERE,

THUNDER FALLS.
THUNDER FALLS.

THUNDER FALLS,
THAT'S RIGHT.



I NEED TO STRAIGHTEN
THE HOSE OUT.

IT'S CAUGHT UP.

Paul: RYAN,
PULL AT THE DIVE HOSE,

THE UMBILICAL.

OKAY.

I THINK WE GOT IT
UNDER THE HOSE.

NEEDS TO BE PULLED OUT

IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION
OR SOMETHING.

BOY, WILL I BE HAPPY
WHEN THIS DAMN WATERFALL

SLOWS DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

FRED'S UMBILICAL
IS CAUGHT UNDERNEATH THE HOSE.

SO, BASICALLY,
HE'S STUCK DOWN THERE

UNTIL HE CAN
GET IT UNTANGLED.

COULD BE
AN ABSOLUTE CATASTROPHE.

IT IS KICKING ASS
RIGHT HERE.

HOLY COW.



Narrator: THE DEADLY CURRENT,

POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MOVE
1/2-TON BOULDERS,

HAS TANGLED THE SUCTION HOSE

AROUND FRED'S VITAL HOT WATER
AND OXYGEN SUPPLY.



HE'S DOWN THERE
TRYING TO WORK ON IT.

YOU GO UNDERNEATH
THE HOSE.

PULL MY DIVE HOSE.

PULL MY DIVE HOSE.



Kayla:
ARE YOU OKAY?

YOU TELL ME.

[ COUGHS ]



I'M OKAY.
HOW YOU FEELING?

YOU ALRIGHT?
YOU CATCHING YOUR BREATH?

OKAY, OKAY.

Narrator: FRED SWIMS
UNDERNEATH THE SUCTION HOSE

TO FREE HIS UMBILICAL.

Fred: OH!

GOD ALMIGHTY.

WHEN I GET OUT THERE,
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING

UNTIL I GET DOWN DEEPER.

COPY THAT.

WE'LL JUST HAVE TO JUMP
UNDERNEATH THAT WATERFALL,

AND, BOY,
IS IT EVER KICKING ASS.

YEAH.
YOU GOT A NICE HOLE DOWN THERE.

GETS ME OUT OF THE CURRENT
ON THE SIDE HERE,

BUT IT'S GOT THESE ROCKS,

PRETTY GOOD-SIZED STUFF.

I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING

2 1/2-FOOT IN DIAMETER,
AT LEAST.

ONE OF THEM IS
TOO DANGEROUS TO MARK.

I'M AFRAID IT WILL ROLL IN
AND PIN ME UP AGAINST THE WALL.

GOT YOU.

Narrator: FRED'S COME
ACROSS AN OVERHANGING ROCK.

TO GET DOWN TO THE CAVE,

HE HAS TO REMOVE
THIS WIDOW-MAKER FIRST.

THAT'S NEVER --
NEVER FUN

WHEN YOU GOT A ROCK HANGING
OVER YOUR HEAD.

SO IF WE CAN
GET A DRILL,

GET A BOLT IN THEM,
AND GET THEM OUT,

IT'LL BE A LOT SAFER
FOR THE DIVER.



Fred: HANG ON A MINUTE.

I GOT YOU A BOLT.

Narrator: FRED
ATTACHES A BOLT...



TAKE THAT HAMMER FROM YOU.
THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

...IN ORDER FOR KAYLA TO USE
THE WINCH AND HAUL IT OUT.

Fred: PULL IT OUT NOW.

PULLING.
JUST PULL.



THERE WE GO.

Narrator: THE 1,000-POUND
BOULDER NOW OUT OF THE WAY,

FRED CAN SAFELY START
DREDGING THE CAVE.



Fred: YEAH, I SEE WHAT
YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT,

ABOUT THE CAVE.

GETTING DOWN INTO
SOME MATERIAL HERE.

Ryan: VERY NICE.

WOW.
YEAH, IT'S SOME GOOD STUFF.

SOUNDS GREAT.

WE MIGHT SEE SOME GOLD
IN THE BOX TODAY.

ALRIGHT.

KEEP OPENING UP MORE
AND MORE AND MORE.



Narrator: VETERAN DIVER FRED
HAS SURVIVED FOUR HOURS

DREDGING IN THE POUND ZONE.



THAT CURRENT IS SOMETHING ELSE,
HUH?



TELL YOU WHAT --
I THINK I'M GONNA...

I THINK I'M GONNA
GO AHEAD AND GET OUT.



ALRIGHT, MAN.
YOU DID A GREAT JOB TODAY.



Narrator: GOLD IN THE SLUICE BOX
NOW WOULD BE A SIGN

THE BEDROCK BOTTOM
COULD HOLD A BIG PAYDAY.

I'M HOPING WE GOT SOME GOLD
IN THE BOX.

ALRIGHT.
LET'S SEE.





Carlos: YEAH.
IT'S EVERYWHERE.

OH, [BLEEP].
SOMETHING...

THIS WHOLE WALL'S
FULL OF GOLD.

Narrator: AT RAINBOW'S END,

DIVER CARLOS HAS BEEN
IN THE WATER FOR OVER SIX HOURS.

[BLEEP],
I'M TIRED, DUDE.

Dustin: YOU TIRED?

I'M TIRED, MAN!

I AM TIRED, TIRED, TIRED!

YOU WERE ONLY DOWN HERE
FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS.

OH, REALLY?

YOU KIDDING ME?
HE'S TIRED.

WHAT?!

[ Chuckling ]
I'M JUST PLAYING.

TIME TO COME UP.

OH, I WAS ABOUT TO SAY,

WHAT THE [BLEEP]
IS GOING ON, MAN?

[ Laughing ] SORRY.
I PLAYED THAT WAY TOO DIRTY.

I WAS SAD.
I WAS LIKE [BLEEP].

I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE IT
THIS WEEK, MAN.

[ LAUGHS ]



Narrator: AT TWO FISH,
FRED HAS COMPLETED FOUR HOURS

OF DREDGING OF THE BOTTOM
OF THE 40-FOOT THUNDER FALLS.

Fred: CHECK THEM SLUICES

AND SEE HOW MUCH GOLD
WE GOT IN THERE.

[ ENGINE TURNS OFF ]

OH, WOW.

A LITTLE BIT RIGHT THERE.

THERE'S A PIECE LOOKING
AT ME RIGHT THERE.

Paul: THERE'S
TWO NICE PIECES.

ONE, TWO --
GOT ONE NICE ONE RIGHT THERE.

FRED,
IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE.

Kayla: WOW!
LOOK AT HOW BIG THOSE ARE.

WOW.

ONE OVER THERE.

IT'S THE BIGGEST STUFF WE'VE HAD
ALL SEASON, MAN.

I MEAN, IT'S --
THAT'S A GOOD SIGN.

Narrator: FINDING PICKERS
JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE IS

A SIGN THAT THE GOLD ON BEDROCK
COULD BE HUGE.

AFTER MONTHS OF SMALL FINDS,

FRED'S SEASON IS
FINALLY TURNING AROUND.

TODAY WAS A PRETTY
GOOD DIVE DAY.

GOLD-WISE, IT WAS GREAT.

WE'RE GETTING THE BEST STUFF
THAT I CAN SEE,

AND I'M A LOT MORE IMPRESSED
WITH THIS

THAN I AM
WITH THE LITTLE WATERFALL.



FRED TOUGHED IT OUT,
PUT HIS DIVE SUIT ON,

WENT IN,
AND HE KILLED IT.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MUCH GOLD
ALL SEASON.

THAT'S OUR SECOND DIVE,

AND WE'VE GOT GOLD IN THE BOX.

WE'RE HERE FOR THE CHUNKY GOLD,
AND NOW WE HAVE IT.

WE'RE IN THE RIGHT SPOT.

NOW WE HAVE SOME BRAGGING RIGHTS
AGAINST DUSTIN'S TEAM,

AND IT JUST FEELS GREAT.



ALRIGHT!

DIVER ONE IS CLEAR.

Dustin: COPY THAT.

Narrator:
DIVERS CARLOS AND JAMES

HAVE COMPLETED THE LONGEST DIVE
OF THE SEASON,

DREDGING MORE OF
THE GOLD-RICH GRAVEL ON BEDROCK.

Dustin: DIVER UP!

LET'S GO
CHECK THE SLUICE.

Dustin: WELL-DONE.

GOOD DIVE, THOUGH, MAN.

I'M GLAD YOU SAW
A BUNCH OF GOLD.

LET'S SEE WHAT YOU
GOT IN THE BOX.

James: THAT LIGHT

MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
DOWN THERE TODAY.

I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE GOLD.

SO, YEAH,
I'M LOOKING FORWARD

TO A BIG LOAD OF GOLD
IN THE SLUICE BOX.

I'M GOING TO GO CHECK IT OUT
RIGHT NOW.

[ CHUCKLES ]

THERE'S GOLD ALL OVER.
EVERYWHERE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE
IF WE ABANDONED THIS?

OH, MAN.
WE'D BE MISSING OUT ON ALL THAT.

LOOK AT THAT.

Carlos: WOW.

GLAD WE DIDN'T GIVE UP
ON THIS PLACE, MAN.

Wes: NO, MAN.

LOOK AT THAT!
THAT BABY RIGHT THERE.

AW, MAN.
LOOK, LOOK.

LOOK AT IT.
[ LAUGHTER ]

WE AIN'T GOING
NOWHERE, MAN.

Narrator: IF RAINBOW'S END
CONTINUES TO DELIVER BIG GOLD,

DUSTIN COULD BE SET

FOR THE BIGGEST CLEANUP
IN THREE SEASONS.

Dustin: ABOUT DAMN TIME.

WE DESERVE THIS, MAN.

IF WE GET A CLEAN-OUT
LIKE THIS EVERY DAY,

COME ON, MAN.

[ RATTLING ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

I NEVER, EVER SEE THAT MUCH GOLD

JUST WAITING TO BE PICKED UP.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH
I LOVE GOING HOME TO MY WIFE

AND TELLING HER EVERY WEEKEND,

"WE'RE GETTING MORE GOLD."

IT'S GOING TO BE
A WARM WINTER FOR US.

DAMN! THAT'S SOME
GOOD MEDICINE, AMIGO.

I LOVE SEEING THE GOLD
IN THE BOX.

THAT'S FOR SURE.

Wes: WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE IT,

WHEN YOU SEE ALL THESE NUGGETS
ON THE TOP,

AND THEN TO KNOW THERE'S
THIS MUCH MORE IN THE MAT STILL

THAT WE HAVEN'T GOT OUT TODAY.

IT'S INCREDIBLE.

WE GOT A HANDFUL OF NUGGETS
IN A DAY,

AND THAT'S JUST OFF THE TOP,
JUST PICKING OFF THE TOP.

THIS IS INSANE.

THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS,
RIGHT HERE.

EVERY DAY THAT WE DIG,
WE PICK OUT NUGGETS.

NUGGETS!

AH!

THAT'S AWESOME.



Narrator: ON THE NEXT
"GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER"...

[ SPEAKS SPANISH ]

[ LAUGHS ]

WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

WITHOUT THAT, WE'RE KINDA
DEAD IN THE WATER RIGHT NOW.

Dustin: GO, GO!

WE CAN'T LEAVE
UNTIL WE GOT ALL THE GOLD.

Dustin: CAN YOU BEL--

Carlos: YEAH!
HELL YEAH, MAN!

OUT OF ONE HOLE, GUYS.
COME ON!

Fred: I'M OUT OF AIR.

PULL ME UP!

Paul: QUICK!
BRING HIM UP! BRING HIM UP!

[ COUGHS ]