Mitchell Guist of Swamp People dies from fall in Louisiana on Monday morning.
The alligator hunter fell while loading a boat on the Belle River in Martin Parish, La., says reports from WAFB-TV. The Ascension Parish Sherriff’s Office says Guist was taken to Teche Region Hospital in Morgan City where he was later pronounced dead.
A witness says Mitchell Guist appeared to be having a seizure at the time of his fall. He was also said to have been ill prior to this week. No further details about his state before today or his death has been revealed.
Guist starred on the History Channel’s hit series Swamp People with his brother Glenn, which is in its third season.
A rep from the History Channel tells TMZ, “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.”
An autopsy will be performed to determine what the exact cause of death was.