Former "Baywatch" star Brooke Burns broke her neck in November 2005 diving into her two feet deep swimming pool. A friend saw the accident and saved her life.
"I literally broke my neck. It's a classic neck break from chin to chest," the actress told in an interview. "If I had been alone, I would probably be dead." Burns said her friend "saw me dive in, and he wrapped a wet towel around my neck and basically immobilized me and floated me in the pool until the paramedics came, so he saved my life. If I had been with anyone else that tried to move me, I would be at least half-paralyzed, if not completely paraplegic."
One month later she was sporting a rhinestone covered neckbrace, as shown on the photos.