'Swamp People' star Mitchell Guist dies

Cast member of reality show "Bog People" died on Monday, the sheriff said of Louisiana.

Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Mitchell Guist was pronounced dead at the hospital. He fell while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near the part of Pierre.

The story, which produces the reality show with the original media, said Guist would have turned 49 on Friday.

"We are saddened to announce that our friend and beloved family member of a bog people, Mitchell Guist, Mitchell passed away .... in the swamp, doing what he loved. We appreciate your respect for private life Guist families and hope that you join us by sending our thoughts and prayers are with his brother, Glenn, and the rest of Guist family, "the network said in a statement.

Initial reports of the deputies in the neighboring parish of St. Martin in the fact that Guist was traveling on waterways around 9 am when he fell, Waguespack said. The boat returned to the land adjacent to St. Martin and Guist was taken to hospital. The reasons for his fall is unclear, and there's no word yet on the official cause of death.

WAFB-TV reports, 911 tapes were released later on Monday, showing the length of people in Belle River community went to try to revive Guist. Witnesses called the emergency number and asked for ambulances and a helicopter.

"You say that he is in the heart?" Said manager on call.

"Yes, sir, we are blowing and pumping his chest guy right now," the caller said. "It looks like he may have suffered a heart attack."

"Bog People" on the TV cable history, particularly the inhabitants of the country Atchafalaya swamps of Louisiana during the hunting season alligator.

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