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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I never watched the show, but have compassion for his family/friends. 48 is a short life, but none of us know when it could be our time.......seize the moment.


I can't believe the sheer ignorance and stupidity of some of these people. How would you people feel if it was your brother ,mother , father, son, daughter. Well these comments prove you unfeeling uncaring a-sholes shouldn't breed.......... Rest in peace Mitchell, you brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.


Some people are real asses! How can you not have sympathy for the family. You stupid "tree huggers" who have no thought of human life, but kill an animal that is over populated and really good for nothing, you go beserk! For all you that never watched the show, KEEP YOUR OPINIONS TO YOURSELF!! NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK BECAUSE ITS PLAIN YOU KNOW NOT OF WHAT YOU SPEAK!


So sorry for you lost. I really enjoy the two brothers on the show. Mitch was one of my favorite with the laugh he had. Rest in Peace Mitch.


Deborah please get your fact right Mitchell did not hunt gators..he lived off the land..eating fish,crayfish and squirrel..on one show Mitchell and his brother cut a gator free off their hooks....Rest in Peace Mitchell.


Its not karma for hunting gators you jackas.s ... Gators over populate the area and kill humans and other animals when their food sources are too low from other gators eating all the food. Learn what youre talking about hippy.


So sad! I love both those guys. Poor Glen, what will he ever do without his brother??? I would smile just looking at them, salt of the earth these guys!! RIP MITCHELL


I don't speak ill of the dead BUT he was hunting alligators - karma!!!!!


Iam so sorry for your lose,he will be looking down at you from haeven loveing you always. sorry GLEN


My heart goes out to there hole family, those too brothers made the show for us! along with the others, My prayers goes out to every body on the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He will be missed lots!!!!!! may god be with you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!