Mitchell Guist, Swamp People Star, Dies from Boat Fall

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Mitchell Guist, one of the stars of Swamp People on the History Channel, died this morning from injuries suffered during a fall off his boat.

Authorities tell WBRW.com the accident occurred around 9 a.m. along the Belle River in Louisiana.

Attempts to perform CPR on Mitchell - who appeared on Swamp People along with his brother, Glenn, and hunted alligators on the program - were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital not long after the boat returned to shore.

No reason for the accident or cause of death has been reported, though onlookers say Guist appeared to suffer a seizure.

"We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the Swamp People family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away earlier today. Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved," a rep for the History Channel said in a statement.

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the brothers were the main reason we watched the show. so sorry.

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Very sad to hear about Mitchell's passing. My God Bless his soul and bring him to the big swamp in the sky.

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!. wow you guts are awesome. How do you know he died from the fall and not a heart attck or seizure without a autopsy? Are you super-coroners? GlenMitchell are not gator hunters, they are swamp people that lived of the land. They were fisging or hunting squirrel...

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My hearts heavy...loved watching them too....they lived..worked where their daddy built..they were inseparable...rip mitch...rip

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God bless him and his family. I have only seen the show a few times,and my heart goes out to them.

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Sorry to here about your bro.But please do not let your way of living get way from you.I think that the way you and your bro. hunted for and did it for a job is great.MAY MITCHELL RIP.GOD BLESS THE BOTH OF YOU.

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Mr. Prunepit...maybe it should have been his FATHER who should have taught him some manners.

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Just want to say that the deseased can't speak
for themselves. And those who speak wrongly of them when they can't defend themselves diserve to have the t total shit beat out of them.

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I love the show and I was sad to here about his death Mitchell was so fun he will be sadly missed

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Oh my heart is so heavy! I loved Glenn and Mitchell - they were my favorite part of the show. These two brothers were so close! Prayers to Glenn.

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