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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To Phil & his boys my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please make a speedy recovery. You are a true inspiration to us all.

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Capt Phil is a very strong, determined man. He is going to make it out of this and be back on the boat soon. We love you Capt Phil. Josh and Jake, we are thinking of you and we love you both.

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Hi, Captain Phil, Our whole family has watched the show from the beginning and really like you and your sons. PLEASE know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fair winds and Following Seas.

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Our prayers and thoughts are with Capt.Phil along with Josh and Jake. We will be thinking of all of them. God Bless.

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Please God be with him.

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Josh, Jake, your Dad is a strong man and he will fight back from this. Just remember it is important to talk to him. He may be in a coma but he does hear you. You tell him everyday that all of us out here love him and we are praying for his full recovery. You stay strong for each other and for your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all daily.

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All our prayers are with you and your family Phil. Get well soon!!!

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Captain Phil is the reason for the show. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

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hopeing the best for you Phil, you are a tough guy, you can make it through this, your sons need you, we all do!

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coming to you from colorado. You are a very strong individual and sure you will come through this like you have before. You are my favorite crab boat captain. Hope get well soon. We love you. Jake & josh stay strong.