Okay full disclosure, I may have binge watched the crap out of this series on Netflix, so this story does tickle a bigger nerve in me than it would in someone who’s a River Monsters rookie. BUT, you do have to admit that this is a pretty insane outcome to a day of filming.
The show was doing some stuff in a remote part of Australia, and as they were boating up towards some tiny islands, a man who definitely should not have been there came running (swimming) up to them screaming for help. It turns out that he had been there cooking in the sun without water for two days, and another day probably would have killed him. Take a look at how it went down: