Capt. Phil Harris Falls Into Coma After Stroke

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Phil Harris, captain of one of the vessels featured on the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, makes a habit of survival under the most challenging circumstances.

We can only hope he'll prove his near-unparalleled toughness once again and bounce back from the severe stroke that landed him in the hospital and in a coma.

Harris is "resting comfortably," but suffered a stroke while in port offloading his vessel, the 128-foot Cornelia Marie, according to the Discovery Channel website.

Capt. Phil has been at the helm of the Cornelia Marie for an impressive 18-year span and has two sons, Josh and Jake, who work as deckhands on the boat.

Capt. Phil Harris suffered a stroke recently.

Both are with Harris in the hospital, according to the network, and on behalf of their ailing dad, they "thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts and prayers."

Now in its sixth season, Deadliest Catch follows the adventures of seven crabbing vessels and crews during the Alaskan king crab season in the Bering Sea.

The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is their base of operations. Here's hoping one of the fleet's best-known figures is back in action soon.

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Gonna miss you. RIP

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My prayers are with Captain Phil and his sons. RIP.

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Glad I got to meet you captain Phil, as well as your sons when you guys came to Eureka, California..Thoughts and prayers are with you. Deadliest catch will never be the same.RIP

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R.I.P Captain Phil, thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved you.

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farwell capt

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Capt. Phil. I enjoyed watching deadliest catch. My prayers are with your family during this time of grief.

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I love you Phil and will miss you very very much and hope your sons will carry on the great family tradition on your boat I am very very sad and will miss you

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Phil you will be missed very much, You and your boat was my familys favorite ..Hearing this on my birthday was so sad and humbling....you and the family is in our prayers.... PS thanks for coming to central oregon to meet us.....calanjune

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And for your sons, guys go on in your fathers way with Jake (sorry Jake) on deck and Josh up (with a little help they manage). We love you guys and both of you and cap. Phil is in our thoughts and another flower is taking by the Lord.

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The Deadliest Catch will never be the same. RIP Phil and our condoleances for your wife, sons and other kids. You will be missed in the netherlands...

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