Mitchell Guist Dies
Cast member Mitchell Guist of History Channel’s Swamp People died Monday morning when he fell in his boat while driving it near Pierre Part, Louisiana on the Intracoastal Waterway. Guist was only 48-years-old, with his 49th birthday this coming Friday.
Mitchell Guest’s cause of death is not immediately known, though it was reported that he began to have a seizure and went into cardiac arrest after falling in the boat.
He was transported to the nearest hospital in St. Martin Parish where Sheriff Mike Waguespack said he was pronounced dead after life-saving efforts failed to revive him at the scene.
The History Channel released a statement on the incident afterwards that read, “We are extremely saddened to report that our friend and beloved member of the “Swamp People” family, Mitchell Guist, has passed away. … Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved. We appreciate your respect for the Guist family’s privacy and hope you join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to his brother, Glenn, and the rest of the Guist family.”
‘Swamp People’ is a successful reality show that documents the people on the Louisiana bayou making a living hunting alligators during hunting season.
He often partnered with his brother Glenn on their boat to hunt gator.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the official cause of death.