Contestant Pat Cusack was airlifted to hospital after a horrific freak accident occurred.
Although the accident itself was not caught on camera, the frightening aftermath of the injury was, with the 40-year-old property manager seen convulsing and barely conscious on a stretcher.
“It can’t end this way!” he groaned.
“I can’t go out this way!”
But it was clear to everyone that he needed to go immediately, with the show’s doctors confirming they had “no choice” but to rush him to hospital.
Cuasack's injury occurred after a challenge at sea, when the contestants piled into speedboats to travel back to camp.
When the small boat Cusack was in hit a particularly large wave, he suffered a painful back injury.
"The seas are really rough, and the boat slams down on one of the waves, and we hear a crack, and at first I thought Pat had just hurt his back, maybe tweaked it a bit," fellow contestant Gabby Pascuzzi said during the premiere episode.
Luckily, Cusack didn't suffer any permanent damage from the injury.
Fans who watched the premiere episode yesterday were shocked to see the incident unfold.
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