Mitchell Guist of 'Swamp People' passes away

Mitchell Guist of 'Swamp People' passes away

POSTED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 2:58pm

UPDATED: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 6:26pm

A member of the “Swamp People” cast has died.

Mitchell Guist died this morning along the Belle River.

Sources tell NBC33 News he had a seizure, then fell out of his boat at around 9:00 a.m. this morning in St. Martin Parish.

CNN reports that the man who was with Guist towed both his boat and Guist's boat back to the landing, called 911 and performed CPR. Guist was transferred to the Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, where he was pronounced dead.

"Swamp People" is the popular History Channel TV series that chronicles the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana.

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