'Deadliest Catch' Deckhand Mahlon Reyes Dead at 38

Carla Harmon
August 4, 2020

According to TMZ, Reyes died in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana. The television personality was a deckhand on one of the crab fishing boats on the show. She said he survived the heart attack and was transported to hospital, however he never regained consciousness. Mahlon's wife spoke to TMZ about her husband's untimely passing.

His death "completely shocked" the family, as he did not suffer from any known pre-existing health conditions.

Mahlon's wife also informed TMZ that his Deadliest Catch crew and co-stars will scatter some of his ashes at sea.

However, the publication reports Mahlon - real name Joseph - was trying to recover from a recently torn Achilles, suffered while crabbing on the boat.

Deadliest Catch star Nick McGlashan took to Twitter to share a throwback image with Reyes, which showed them both standing on a boat with big smiles.

Mahlon last appeared on the show in 2015.

The Montana native spent nearly a decade starring on the reality show.

According to IMDB, Reyes, reportedly a father of four, appeared in 14 episodes of the Emmy-winning reality show that chronicles the lives of Alaskan crab fishermen on the Bering Sea since 2012.

A rep for the Flathead County Sheriff's office also confirms to ET that Reyes died on Monday, July 27 at 12:10 a.m.at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Montana.

The programme's title is inspired by the high risk of injury or death, which is a concern in that line of work.

In a detailed Facebook post, Heather Sullivan explained that when the paramedics reached the Deadliest Catch deckhand, he was unconscious and had no pulse. Unfortunately, Mahlon Reyes never woke up, and the lengthy time he spent without oxygen caused "irreversible brain damage".

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