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River Monsters

  • Episode: 

    3 of 5

  • Title: 

    Alaska’s Cold Water Killer
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 26 Apr 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    7.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 17 2016 : Sat 23 Apr - Fri 29 Apr
  • Channel: 

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For years fishermen have been vanishing in Alaska’s remote and unforgiving wilderness – their deaths unseen, their bodies never found. Are bad weather and boating accidents the only culprits, or could there also be an unidentified killer at large – a cold water monster strong enough to drag a fisherman under the surface? For freshwater detective Jeremy Wade, a recent fatal incident sends him on a search for possible suspects – first up-river through treacherous rapids, then down to the river-mouth where the icy waters are swarming with hungry sharks. Yet it’s a bizarre and unexpected beast, hauled up from the depths, that eventually emerges as his deadliest contender.