Deadliest Catch Captain Sig Hansen Suffers Heart Attack


We’ve written two stories on Deadliest Catch crab skipper Sig Hansen, including a cover story (with the above photo) of Sig and his daughter Mandy, who has followed in her dad’s footsteps.

Unfortunately, Sig Hansen suffered an apparent heart attack aboard his ship, the Northwestern, during filming.

Yahoo news has more:

Hansen regained consciousness and wanted to continue fishing for crab, but crew members convinced him to seek medical attention. He was then airlifted to a local hospital.

Hansen’s daughter posted a picture on Instagram (later removed) of herself, her father and her mother at the hospital where Hansen is recovering. The caption read, “Capt survived the ‘widowmaker’ !! Beating a heart attack ain’t easy. Welcome back boss.”

“Deadliest Catch” premiered on Discovery in 2002, with Hansen serving as a star and technical adviser on the show since it began.

Back in August, Tony Lara, another captain who had appeared on the show, died of an apparent heart attack while attending the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was 50.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sig.