'Baywatch' actress Donna D'Errico injured while searching for Noah's Ark

Former "Baywatch" actress Donna D'Errico went to Turkey to find the pieces of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat. She came back with only cuts and bruises to her face and leg. What went wrong?

D'Errico, best known for playing Donna Marco on "Baywatch" and "Baywatch Nights," returned from Turkey on Wednesday (Aug. 15) empty-handed and injured. The actress released photos of her wound while still abroad, but she has not explained any details of what caused them. The actress said nothing about finding the ark.

When questioned by TMZ.com, D'Errico admitted to fearing for her life during the trip, although she did not elaborate on which dangers she faced.

Why would D'Errico want to risk life and limb just to climb a mountain and find a biblical boat? As she explains to TMZ, "I've just always wanted to climb Mt. Ararat and search for Noah's Ark. ... And I know, everybody thinks it's a big joke and people don't believe in it."

In the Bible, Genesis 8:4 indicates Mount Ararat as the final resting place of Noah's Ark after the Great Flood.

D'Errico should probably be thankful that minor injuries were her only problems on the expedition. According to the U.S. State Department, Mount Ararat is a "special military zone and access permission must be obtained from the Turkish government." As a result of this, "U.S. citizens traveling to southeastern Turkey, as well as to Mt. Ararat should exercise extreme caution."

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