WATCH: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Crews Put Lives on Line As Hellish Storm Threatens Fleet

by Joe Rutland

“Deadliest Catch” shows how dangerous life can be out there out on the high seas. Crews have to battle hard as a storm threatens them.

This lengthy segment from an episode on The Discovery Channel definitely shows the struggle all of them face.

It is not something the crews wish for at all. High seas, heavy winds, and water all over the place challenge their mettle.

So, take a look at this scene from “Deadliest Catch.”

“Deadliest Catch” can be seen on Discovery.

Among the captains in the show are Sig and Mandy Hansen, Josh Harris, Casey McManus, Jake Anderson, and Steve “Harley” Davidson. Others include “Wild” Bill Wichrowski, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Keith and Monte Colburn.

Their fishing exploits are done in the Bering Sea.

It’s definitely not always for the faint of heart.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Hillstrand Once Saved Deckhand After Going Overboard

As we said, Outsiders, working out in the elements is never fun or easy.

Case in point, Hillstrand once found himself saving a deckhand after he went overboard.

This happened back in the show’s third season.

But the Bering Sea almost gobbled up Josh White on “Deadliest Catch.”

Se, the Time Bandit fishing vessel was going north for some better fishing opportunities. That crew gets confronted with both rough seas and horrid, frigid temperatures.

Well, another fishing vessel came across the Time Bandit. It saw a crew member chaining pots on the Trailblazer. That boat was in a bad spot.

So, Hillstrand takes note and watches that man end up in the sea. Alarms ring and “Man overboard!” is heard.

What happens? Hillstrand got there and saved White’s life. Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan’s brother, filmed it.

Well, White said that he knew he was in a bad spot “and I felt myself slipping.”

“I tried to get a good grip, but I couldn’t,” he said. “Before I knew it, I was gone. I went under three times.”

Just another dangerous day out on the high seas.

One Captain Had To Leave The Show After Having Trouble With Life Situation

There’s a lot that captains on the Discovery show have to deal with in their work.

One captain, though, had a lot on his life-sized plate.

Elliott Neese was crabbing on “Saga” at 28 years old.

He had everything going for him, but he saw his “Deadliest Catch” time finish when he was 32 years old.

Why? Neese could not kick his drug addiction on his own.

The captain left his crew. But it was horrid as Neese found himself threatening a worker. Others who worked on the show were sad to see him leave.

“Deadliest Catch” definitely leaves those people out on the water in dire situations. Viewers get a close-up look at it all.