Brooke told People that if she was alone when she dove into her pool she may have died. People reports:
The actress credits her friend, a medical professional, with saving her. "He is the only paramedic fireman that I know. He 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," she says. "If I had been with anyone else that tried to move me, I would be at least half paralyzed if not completely paraplegic."
However, she provided no explanation for that horrible fashion disaster of a neck brace.