Gold miners Fred Hurt and his son Dustin, aka the Dakota Boys, return to McKinley Creek, Alaska, determined to find a fortune in gold, no matter the risk. But to get the big payout, they’ll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the raging waters of one of Alaska’s wildest creeks.

Thousands of ounces of gold have been found here, but following a fierce winter, the creek has flooded and destroyed their mining equipment. While the Dakota Boys are down on their luck, they’re not quitters and this all-new series will see them pull together a team of intrepid divers, mountaineers and bush mechanics to go where no miner has never managed to explore – the depths of freezing plunge pools in white water rapids that have only recently become accessible.

Accessing the creek each day takes nerves of steel – traversing a death defying 120 metre canyon on a precarious zip-wire. But that is not the only danger. The guys will face wild animals, extreme temperatures and hypothermia from the freezing water. But nothing will stop these guys – they’ll dive in raging torrents with a six-inch suction dredge where one wrong move could have deadly consequences.

This is gold mining at its most extreme!