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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I HAVE WATCHED SWAMP PEOPLE SINCE THE BEGINNING AND I THOUGHT MITCH & GLEN WERE TWO OF THE COOLEST GUYS I HAVE EVER WATCHED ON TV. WHEN THE SHOW WOULD END I WANTED TO WATCH MORE I COULD WATCH THOSE TWO 24/7 AND NEVER GET BOARD! I WILL MISS YOU MITCH AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR SIMPLE WAY OF LIFE SO FREE FROM LIFE AS WE KNOW IT! MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH YOU GLENN & YOUR FAMILY,
LOVE FROM THE ARKANSAS FISH!N!GIRLS

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Today I still feel like I lost a good friend..What an interesting impact Mitchell and Glenn had on us..Calm , polte, caring, self sufficient,funny, creative, good cooks.. Something about living that close to nature semms to bring out the best in them. This is going to get to Glenn, I'm afraid.
All day Sunday My mind kept telling me that with the new excitement and the success of the Show, the dangers that lie in front of all of them, something is bound to happen , except I wasn't thinking about Mitchell and Glenn. I kept thinking that Shelby Stanga flies all over that swamp in what ever he happens to be driving, gets down in the water with the Gators , could very well get caught up under one of those old logs .
They are all well trained for that stuff, but one little slip...
Be careful all you guys. Rest in Heavenly peace Mitchell..

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OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU,Glenn and family.You two were so much like my DAD.He would have been a buddy to you . He lived off of the land also.He loved to cook especially squirrel.GOD BLESS!

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We love Swamp People and Mitch was a favorite of ours. Prayers for the family.

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The United States is in desperate need of more people like the ones
on Swamp People. I have met many of the wonderful people who live in Louisiana. It's unfortunate that it wasn't an environmentalist or tree hugger instead of Mitchell. We always lose the decent people. My thoughts are with his family. Bruce B.
Escanaba, MI

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We Loved both of them, never knew what they were up to. Mitch will be missed. God bless the family

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MITCH WILL BE MISSED. WE PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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I was born in the La. swamps, if you think that killing and eating an animal or a gator is wrong please come down and take a few of the cute little gators home with you to protect them from the people who have lived in the swamp and protected the animals for over 300 years, or at least let me watch you pet them ...... When that momma gator gets after you in the spring while you are picking blackberries you will holler shoot em Clint too!!!!

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My wife and I both are fans of this show.We love the people but Mitch and his brother were the icing on the cake. RIP ole Mitch and God Speed to your family.

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Rest in peace Mitchell. The brothers were my favorite on the show. We will greatly miss him.

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