Reality television lost one of its most eccentric characters yesterday when 47-year-old Swamp People star Mitchell Guist passed away Monday after reportedly suffering a seizure on his boat in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Keep reading to watch a local TV station’s video report on his passing, including interviews with friends and family as well as excerpts from the 911 calls placed by those on the scene.
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Swamp People star Mitchell Guist died this morning. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack tells WBRZ the incident occurred around 9 a.m. in St. Martin Parish along the Belle River. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ “someone tried to perform CPR on Guist … but attempts to resuscitate the reality star were unsuccessful.” Friends close to Guist tell the site he had recently fallen ill, but there are no further details at this time.
UPDATE - According to law enforcement sources, Glenn was out in his boat along the Belle River … when he “fell.” Witnesses say he appeared to have been suffering from a seizure.
Swamp People stars, Joe LaFont and Tommy Chauvin were in a serious multi-vehicle accident on April 30th, but they are both doing fine . . . thanks to a boat . . . on a trailer. Their truck was totaled in the accident, but things would have been much worse, according to Joe, if the car behind them hadn’t been towing a boat on a trailer behind it.
The Season 3 premiere of Swamp People revealed that alligator prices sky rocketed in 2011, creating a gold rush of sorts in the swamps of Louisianna. Find out just how much the prices increased with our foot-by-foot alligator pricing chart, and see our estimates of what some of the stars will be binging in if they’re able to fill all of their tags. Who knows, maybe all the thrills and the $$$ will have you thinking about buying a boat, some hooks, and a bunch of rotten chicken and trying your luck with a new summer job!
The fourth quarter of Superbowl XLVI may or may not go down in history for its great football, but it will live forever in the memories of everyone who has ever dreamed of riding in RJ and J Paul Molinere’s airboat, having a cold beer with the Guist Brothers, or hearing Troy Landry yell “choot ‘em” in their ear. Because this isn’t just the year of Superbowl XLVI, this is Swamperbowl I! Here’s the “This is Your Boss” video — our first glimpse of Swamp People Season 3.
When Troy Landry goes out to hunt alligators, he almost always has his son Jacob at his side. This year, he’ll have a son on both sides because his youngest, Chase, has joined the crew for Swamp People Season 3! What happened to Liz Cavalier, and which Landry will be Troy’s new “chooter?” How will Chase change things on the Landry crew? Keep reading!
Blake McDonald and Austyn Yoches are the newest alligator hunters to join the cast of Swamp People, and they represent yet another way 21st century Louisianans have figured out how to get back to their bayou roots. Keep reading for a bit of background info on the siblings as well as some swamptrulescent images of the “lil Guist brothers.”
I think the Guist brothers of Swamp People have some competition as Florida teenager Tim Stroh reeled in an 800lb 12′ behemoth alligator with… His bass fishing rod! See photos of Tim with his catch of a lifetime and see a video report filed by an area news station.
This is what I like to call going “next level” reality show reporting. Folks out there can’t seem to get enough of Swamp People and it almost always comes down to how darn genuine the cast members are and how real they come across. Well if you love you some Swamp People, especially the realism of it, then you’re going to be singing, “laissez les bons temps rouler” when you see the following clip of father and son gator hunters RJ and Jay Paul Molinere on local HTV 10′s “Bayou Time.” Man I love me some RJ!
If you’re a big fan of The History Channel’s blockbuster reality series Swamp People then you’ve probably heard the alligator hunters referencing a “quarter-sized kill spot” on the top of a gator’s head, which is where you have to shoot it to guarantee a quick kill. And, if you’re like me, then you’ve probably wondered where that “kill spot” is. (Who knows, we just might bump into a gator on our way to work next week, right?) Keep reading for illustrations that should help clarify so you can
become a real deal alligator killer seem even more manly while talking around the water cooler at the office.