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Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen has 'heart attack' at sea

Deadliest Catch’s Captain, Sig Hansen, has had a health scare while filming the show.

The show’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts explained that he was taken ill and was airlifted to a hospital.

The popular TV show documents the lives and escapades of the fishing crews who brave the treacherous conditions of Alaska’s seas as they fish.

They wrote: “Captain Sig Hansen experienced chest pain at sea during the taping of Deadliest Catch. While Sig was determined to keep going, the crew acted swiftly and insisted that they dock to get him help. He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!”

They posted a series of Tweets:

Hey Catch Crew, we know there have been a lot of questions about Sig today. But we wanted to make sure we had all the info for you. (1 of 4)

— Deadliest Catch (@DeadliestCatch) March 2, 2016

 

.@northwesternsig experienced chest pain at sea. While he wanted to keep going, the crew insisted that they dock to get help. (2 of 4)

— Deadliest Catch (@DeadliestCatch) March 2, 2016

 

He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility. (3 of 4)

— Deadliest Catch (@DeadliestCatch) March 2, 2016

 

He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers! (4 of 4) #DeadliestCatch pic.twitter.com/rK0mlT6cgs

— Deadliest Catch (@DeadliestCatch) March 2, 2016

 

His daughter Mandy posted a photo of him in the hospital on her Instagram account, but it has since been deleted.

Fans were quick to show their support for Captain Sig:

Warm wishes for a speedy recovery to my #celebapprentice mate Captain Sig Hansen of #DeadliestCatch Fair winds & following seas matey

— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) March 3, 2016

 

MANY PRAYERS for Capt. Sig Hansen of the Northwestern..recovering from a massive heart attack.

— CAROL D (@CAROLDEE777) March 2, 2016

 

Wishing my favorite Captain from Deadliest Catch, Sig Hansen, Get well wishes! https://t.co/xpfbcbtkmp

— AngelDove Photo (@dharlander) March 2, 2016