Animal Planet’s “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” tells Bonne Terre MO’s, Ken Wilson survival story.

Longtime employee of West End Diving and Maya Palms Resort, Ken Wilson from Bonne Terre MO and his story of being lost in Mexico’s Cozumel Jungle for over 19 days to air on Animal Planet’s “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” in the premier episode.
By: Doug Goergens
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Feb. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- Maya Palms Resort hosted Discovery Channel’s “Animal Planet” and “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” series for an episode based on Bonne Terre Missouri’s Ken Wilson. “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” will examine Ken Wilson’s amazing survival story of being lost in Mexico’s Cozumel jungle with no food, water or supplies. Over 19 days after he lost his way in the jungle on Mayan ruin tour he walked out on his own two feet. It encompasses Catherine & Doug Goergens relentless search efforts, devoted assistance of local Cozumel Citizens, and U.S. and Mexican Government aid & cooperation in the search. Maya Palms Resort owned by West End Diving of St. Louis, one of the premier dive resorts in the world is located in Mahahual (Costa Maya) Mexico, only 4 hours south of Cancun and 40 miles north of Belize. The episode based on Ken Wilson’s experience will be broadcast on Animal Planet on February 17, 2012 at 10:00PM and was shot at Maya Palms Resort, Mahahual Mexico in December of 2010.

Ken Wilson a long time employee of West End Diving, now works and resides at the company’s Caribbean beach resort known as the Maya Palms Resort which is located on the second largest barrier reef known to man and the largest in the northern hemisphere. The Meso American Barrier Reef stretches some 600 plus miles long. When Sport Divers’ Ty Sawyer used the Maya Palms Resort as his base of operation for his article titled “Mahahual Maverick” in the May 2010 issue he stated “this is one of the most virgin reefs I’ve seen in years”.

The exclusive Maya Palms Resort owned by West End Diving of St. Louis sets on the edge of Yucatan peninsula’s jungle, “Where the Jungle Kisses the Sea” is the perfect setting for Ken Wilson’s story and “I Shouldn’t Be Alive”. Doug and Catherine Goergens owners of West End Diving, Bonne Terre Mine and the Maya Palms Resort have known and employed Ken Wilson for over 20 years. The Maya Palms Resort is a truly incredible exclusive private resort full of rich Mayan architecture with sea-side villas, palapas, a freshwater swimming pool, the temple of columns with hammocks beneath, and the 4 story tall pyramid, restaurant, bar and observation deck, all just minutes away from fantastic diving on virgin reefs. The close proximity of the reef put most of the dive sites 5 to 15 minutes from shore with the guarantee your dive boat will be the only one on the dive site

Doug and Catherine Goergens owners of West End Diving located in St. Louis, Missouri have been serving the diving community since 1960 and developed and operate the Maya Palms Resort, the Bonne Terre Mine – “Billion Gallon Lake Resort” (the largest freshwater dive resort in the world) and the 1909 Depot. The Maya Palms Resort is the only American owned and operated Dive Resort in Mahahual (Costa Maya) to which Ken Wilson is the general manger. The Goergens’ companies have been visited and featured through the years by the likes of Jacques Cousteau, National Geographic Magazine, People Magazine, Good Morning America, Discover Channel, History Channel and many more. Additionally, the Maya Palms Resort has been featured in Sport Diver Magazines World’s Best Diving and Resorts in both 2011 and 2012.
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