(Image source: WLS)

 

BY JOE CHIODO

ANCHOR JIM FLINK

One of reality TV’s most popular faces passed away Monday.  Mitchell Guist is one of the bearded brothers from the History Channel’s “Swamp People.”   He died doing exactly what he loved — hunting alligators in Louisiana.  CNN reports what happened.

 

"He appeared to have a seizure...an unidentified man who was in a separate boat towed Guist's boat back to shore, called 911 and performed CPR.  Guist was rushed to the hospital but sadly it wasn't enough to save his life."

911 tapes show the lengths one boater took to save him.  TMZ.com has that audio.

"You say he's in cardiac arrest?" "Yes sir, we're blowing and pumping the guy's chest right now," the caller said.  What happened?"  "It looks like he may have had a heart attack."

Fox News reports the alligator hunter was a very likeable character - and had an upcoming birthday...

“Mitchell and his brother Glenn were among the reality show's most popular cast members. He would have turned 49 this Friday.”

The Guist brothers’ website, says the brothers were...

 

“...Born and raised and still lived in the same house their grandparents once occupied on the Conway Bayou. The Guist brothers march to their own drummer. They are a backwoods duo who hunt, trap and fish to eat.”

On Twitter, Swamp Nation sent regards and condolences - saying Swamp People won’t be the same without him.

According to TV by the Numbers, the latest episode of “Swamp People” aired May 10.  The episode was the night’s top cable original with more than 3.8 million viewers.

"Swamp People" Star Mitchell Guist Dies at 48

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May 15, 2012

"Swamp People" Star Mitchell Guist Dies at 48

(Image source: WLS)

 

BY JOE CHIODO

ANCHOR JIM FLINK

One of reality TV’s most popular faces passed away Monday.  Mitchell Guist is one of the bearded brothers from the History Channel’s “Swamp People.”   He died doing exactly what he loved — hunting alligators in Louisiana.  CNN reports what happened.

 

"He appeared to have a seizure...an unidentified man who was in a separate boat towed Guist's boat back to shore, called 911 and performed CPR.  Guist was rushed to the hospital but sadly it wasn't enough to save his life."

911 tapes show the lengths one boater took to save him.  TMZ.com has that audio.

"You say he's in cardiac arrest?" "Yes sir, we're blowing and pumping the guy's chest right now," the caller said.  What happened?"  "It looks like he may have had a heart attack."

Fox News reports the alligator hunter was a very likeable character - and had an upcoming birthday...

“Mitchell and his brother Glenn were among the reality show's most popular cast members. He would have turned 49 this Friday.”

The Guist brothers’ website, says the brothers were...

 

“...Born and raised and still lived in the same house their grandparents once occupied on the Conway Bayou. The Guist brothers march to their own drummer. They are a backwoods duo who hunt, trap and fish to eat.”

On Twitter, Swamp Nation sent regards and condolences - saying Swamp People won’t be the same without him.

According to TV by the Numbers, the latest episode of “Swamp People” aired May 10.  The episode was the night’s top cable original with more than 3.8 million viewers.

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