Posted: May 14, 2012 1:21 PM by WBRZ
Updated: May 14, 2012 1:36 PM
BELLE RIVER - Deputies in Assumption Parish confirmed that Mitchell Guist from The History Channel's show "Swamp People" died this morning.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said the incident occurred around 9 a.m. in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Waguespack said Guist suffered a fall in the boat shortly after it launched into the Belle River.
Witnesses told WBRZ people on the boat waved others over for help, and Guist was having what appeared to be seizures. They called 911 and a responder trained in CPR, but attempts to resuscitate the reality TV star were unsuccessful.
The cause of death is not known.