May 16th, 2012
12:16 AM ET

Autopsy results on 'Swamp People' star Mitchell Guist expected soon

Autopsy results on Mitchell Guist, a star of the reality TV show "Swamp People," should be ready Wednesday, a local sheriff in Louisiana said.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Guist, 47, was working to build a houseboat when he appeared to have a seizure and fell backwards in his boat, said Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack.

He was with another person on the Intercoastal Waterway, about 75 miles from New Orleans, at the time of his collapse.

That person, who did not want to be identified, got Guist back to a boat landing, performed CPR and called his wife, who in turn called 911, said the sheriff.

Guist was transferred to the Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, where he was pronounced dead Monday.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    It is really sad when you witness someone having extreme difficulty with keeping alive, when medical help is so far away.
    Also: I extend my public apology to CNN and all within my blogging family and community to my irrate reaction to the, ribald, hurtfull, totally uncalled for, scathing, comments of another individual (not blogging), trying to upset everyone. CNN, thank you for removing something I know I did regret posting.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. hamsta

    @ jeff frank i saw something last night that i didnt like either. i appreciate you speaking up. its a shame people cant let the dead rest in peace.

    May 16, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I'm a break right now, and you know if our community had a certified participant list with us and CNN, then, since they have the editing power to delete comments designed to mentally anguish others. Then one or more should be allowed to work in a concerted effort with CNN community relations by email to put and end to this.

    May 16, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |