Former "Baywatch" actress Donna D'Errico suffered injuries last week while on a mountain in Turkey on a quest to find Noah's Ark with a film crew.
The Hollywood star slipped in a rockslide on Mount Ararat and would have possibly lost her life if not for a colleague who caught her before she fell off of a cliff.
D'Errico shocked her fans when she posted of photo of herself online sporting bruises and cuts after the fall, but what surprised viewers more was her passionate desire to find Noah's Ark.
In searching for what some consider to be a myth, the 44-year-old blonde beauty has stated that she has been inspired to hunt for Noah's Ark her entire life.
"I know what I'm doing and I know that this is my lifelong dream and I believe in the Bible," said D'Errico, according to ABC News.
The actress was referring to Genesis 8:4, which states, "on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat."
A dangerous and harrowing task, D'Errico was forced to abandon the mission to find the Biblical vessel after sustaining several injuries to her face and body.
"I'm just glad to be home," said the actress of her return, according to TMZ.
"I found a lot of information," she added.
When asked if she feared for her life during the dangerous quest, the actress admitted that she did.
"I've just always wanted to climb Mt. Ararat and search for Noah's Ark." explained D'Errico. "And I know everybody thinks it's funny and it's a big joke and people don't believe in it … But I do … and I've wanted to do it ever since I was a kid."
Hiking and traveling in Ararat presents the dangers of altitude sickness, rock slides, and capricious weather in addition to the possibility of abduction- a fate that befell previous climbers.
Many researchers have pursued Noah's Ark before D'Errico, and like them, the actress insisted her quest is based in science as much as personal faith.
For now, she has returned to her home in Los Angeles, but said she has plans to return to Ararat as soon as possible, according to Yahoo News.