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'Deadliest Catch' crewman falls ill, rescued by Coast Guard

Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press

The U.S. Coast Guard said rescuers flew a "Deadliest Catch" crewmember to a clinic in Cold Bay after he collapsed and showed signs of shock and dehydration on board a fishing vessel in the Bering Sea.

The agency didn't identify the 28-year-old man but said he's a crew member of the 150-foot Wizard, part of the popular Discovery Channel show. Discovery didn't immediately provide information.

Coast Guard officials said a helicopter crew flew the man Monday afternoon to a clinic in the Alaska Peninsula community of Cold Bay, 60 miles to the south. He was then flown to an Anchorage hospital.

Waves were only about 3 feet high when he fell ill. The National Weather Service said the rescue occurred before the arrival of a huge storm brewing in the Bering Sea.


By RACHEL D'ORO
Associated Press