‘Deadliest Catch’ star hospitalized following at-sea scare
After experiencing chest pains while filming at sea, “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen was airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska for treatment and observation.
His family later confirmed that Hansen suffered a heart attack while on camera, as reported by the New York Daily News.
Hansen was aboard his vessel, the Northwestern, fishing for crab on 2 March when he fell ill. His shipmates and the production crew of the Discovery Channel reality television series aided him in seeking treatment.
The show posted a message to fans on its Facebook page regarding the incident: “We know there have been a lot of questions about Sig today. But we wanted to make sure we had as much information for you as possible before sharing. … While Sig was determined to keep going, the crew acted swiftly and insisted that they dock to get him help. He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!”
Hansen has been a part of the “Deadliest Catch” series since 2006. The 12th season of the show, which follows fishing crews as they scour the Bering Sea, is slated to premiere soon.