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 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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Mitchel will be missed oh ya ya babe ....
Glenn just remember life is only special because
We die the life we leave behind is always a special
But the one we get afterwords is that much more special
Just think what kinda place is heaven with mitchel in it


tom on may 17th your a heartless person and have probably never felt love in your life.. R.I.P. Mitchell


I am a huge fan on Glenn and Mitchell!!!! I pray that you stay strong Glenn after the loss of your Bro. I will pray for you and your bro and wish you all the strength in the world. Please stay positive and carry on. Mitchell would want it that way. You two showed me what brothers are all about. I am going to be closer with my brother going forward and make you guys proud. God bless Mitchell and God bless Glenn. We love you both!!!!!!!


My husband and I never miss a show and we always looked forward to seeing glen and Mitch I never thought that his passing would affect me si much I just feel so much for Glen.. be strong Glen you are both loved and both in my prayers.


iam 52 yrs old seen alot of stuff happen in my life my wife just told me what had happen and the tears are hard to make this letter,,will miss you mitchi but at lass a smile came to my face as finish this i heard his lol...laters bro`


Our prayers go out to glen and the family. Grandma is one hundred and one years old and loves watching this show.
And I thank You for that.... R.C.A. Cal.


iwill mtss Mithhell on swamp people god bless him and my prayers are with you GLENN I WILL ALWAYS BE A FAN Maryln from illinois


Heaven gets sweeter all the time.


I justed loved Glenn and Mitch they just made the show when they were on. I would call them my boyfriends, I sure will miss hearing them say "Oh Yeah Baby" I say it all the time. Glenn my heart goes out to you I know people say it gets easier everyday but, just remember he will always be with you and in your heart. It is like I lose a piece of me to. You are in my prayers.


Rest in peace Mitch, god bless, prayers are out to your family you will be missed.