TMZ reports the boat featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” capsized may be cursed. The Mary B II was located near the coast of Oregon when it capsized, and three crew members died.
The Oregon State Police said in a news release that around 10 p.m. The fisherman on the ship requested help from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for help crossing the Yaquina Bay bar because of rough seas.
At 10:13 p.m. PT, they were alerted that the boat capsized with three people onboard.
The Discovery Channel told Fox News that the crew and captain on the ship were not the individuals featured on “The Deadliest Catch.”
The USCG Pacific Northwest was on the scene as the accident was occurring. They tweeted that the first responder had to deal with 12 to 14-foot waves. There were also reports that waves as high as 16 to 20-feet.
The first individual, James Lacey age 48, was recovered at 11:20 p.m. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter where he was pronounced dead. The body of the second passenger, 50-year-old Joshua Porter was found washed up on the beach. Fifty-year-old Stephen Biernacki, the boat’s captain, was found on the boat dead.
“The Deadly Catch” Has a History of Death
In May 2018, Captain Blake Painter, 38, was found dead at his home in Oregon. Tramadol and other pills were found at his bedside.
In August 2015, Captain Tony Lara died from a heart attack. He was 50-years-old.
In July 2015, Joe McMahon, a former show producer was shot and killed at his parents home. He was 24-years-old.
In July 2015, 24-year-old Joe McMahon, a former producer on the show, was shot and killed close to his parents home in Pasadena, California.
In February 2011, Justin Tennison, a deckhand, died from Sleep Apnea. He was 33-years-old.
In February 2010, Captain Phil Harris, 53, died from a Heart Attack.
The boat ran aground near the north side of the Yaquina Bay North Jetty, the Oregon State Police said in a news release. The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the events surrounding The Mary B II’s capsizing.
Written By Barbara Sobel
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
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