12/17/2012 06:49 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2012

'Bamazon': John Almost Drowns As Heavy Machine Slides Into The Water (VIDEO)

A group of eight Alabama construction workers headed to the Amazon in a search of gold in "Bamazon," the premise of History's latest reality show. These 'Bama natives brought their southern charm to the task, but none of them had any practical mining experience. TLC used employed parts of this formula already with "Gold Rush Alaska."

To make the experience even more harrowing for the men, they're using heavy equipment that they have to move through the dense jungle in search of the elusive gold that is supposed to be there.

In the fourth episode, they almost lost one machine, and even one of their own, when it slid down a hill and into some water.

Everyone, including John, seemed to agree that he'd have drowned if he'd gone into that water. And they're still just getting started with this adventure.

More dangers surely lie ahead -- as well as that search for gold -- on "Bamazon," Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on History.

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