'Gold Rush White Water' Season 3 Episode 4 promo shows winch system collapse after crashing into boulder, team Dustin strikes big
In the third season of Discovery Channel’s docu-series ‘Gold Rush: White Water’, things have been a rollercoaster ride so far. With Dustin Hurt struggling, first with finding a good claim, then with getting into a fight with his best friend Paul Richardson and finally with machinery, episode 3 finally proved to be his big break.
After moving out more than 3,000 pounds of rocks, they found enough flecks of gold to keep their spirits soaring. His father ‘Dakota’ Fred Hurt and his crew were facing their own set of problems.
His micromanaging nearly created a mutiny and then he was forced by the mining agencies to pause his treasure hunt to refill a hole he had dug out eight years ago. All in all, both crews have gone through the highs and lows in this season. So what lies ahead for the father-son duo and their respective crews?
In the promo for episode 4 at the end of the previous episode, we saw ‘Dakota’ Fred get back to his claim “Two Fish” with renewed vigor. The 75-year-old goes diving, excited about the prospect of finding the precious yellow metal.
Dustin, on the other hand, can be seen as concerned about the value of his claim “Rainbow’s End”. We see him ask if there indeed was more gold at the bottom of the waterfall, perhaps second-guessing his decision to pick that spot.
The promo also features an accident. The Chilkat range in Alaska is chockful of danger as it is. And with heavy machinery in the rapid waters among loose rocks, that risk can go up exponentially.
We see one of the winch-systems -- used to ferry rocks from the creekbed -- crash into a large boulder, causing the steel cord carrying it to collapse. The promo doesn’t make it clear if the accident took place in Dustin’s claim or ‘Dakota’ Fred’s. Neither does it show if anyone got hurt.
So, obviously, one can already tell the next episode is going to be a gripping one. But it will also be an episode where Dustin will find more gold. In the promo, we see an excited Carlos Minor, Dustin’s most experienced diver, getting excited about the amount of gold they found -- a handful of chunky flakes that the crew was measuring on a scale.
Dustin says, “We’re getting there. We’re finally getting good at this.” But will ‘Dakota’ Fred and his crew have a similar experience? So far, they've only faced disappointment after disappointment.
To find out what happens next, stay tuned for ‘Gold Rush: White Water’ Season 3 on the Discovery Channel, every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.