Is Francis Katungin Still Alive?
Whether Francis Katungin still lives is a mystery, but one that is still under investigation. According to media reports, Kochutin has been hospitalized for a number of weeks, and it is a mystery as to whether he will ever be able to come back to the field. In addition to Kochutin, other players who are reportedly still alive include Jake Anderson and Captain Rip Carlton of the Saga.
Among the many stars on the popular television series “Deadliest Catch” is Blake Painter. He was the youngest skipper in the fleet during the show’s third season. He also appeared in the show’s first two seasons. He later purchased his own vessel, the F/V Tradition.
The show follows the lives of Alaskan fishermen in the Bering Sea. It also emphasizes the hazards of their line of work. The show was awarded 16 Emmys. However, the show does not actually teach fishermen how to fish. Rather, it follows the crews as they work in some of the most treacherous conditions on the planet.
A forensic test will soon be completed to determine the cause of Blake Painter’s death. Several days ago, a friend found Painter’s body laying on the kitchen floor. The friend contacted local police, and they entered the home to investigate.
During the investigation, police discovered substances in the home. This included a large quantity of Tramadol, a type of pain killer. The amount found in the home was more than enough to cause an overdose.
Sadly, it was revealed recently that Todd Kochutin, one of the stars of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, died of injuries he sustained while crab fishing. According to his obituary, Kochutin was injured while on the Patricia Lee.
The crew of the F/V Patricia Lee was on the boat when the incident occurred. Kochutin was in great pain, and the crew jumped in to help him. But as the night progressed, the water level in the Patricia Lee began to rise. When a big wave hit the ship, it tossed the crab pot from its launcher.
Todd Kochutin was hit by the crab pot and he suffered serious injuries. He had a broken hip, a shattered pelvis, and other injuries. His injuries were so severe, he needed to be airlifted to a hospital for medical attention.
On the same episode, crew member Francis Katungin was also injured. He was pinned between the crab pot and the railing of the boat.
Captain Rip Carlton
Whether you have watched the latest episode of the Deadliest Catch or not, you may have noticed that one of the crew members was injured. This occurred while the boat was in the middle of an arctic storm.
The episode featured a Coast Guard helicopter rescuing one of the crew members. The helicopter was able to get Francis Katungin off the boat and to a medical facility. He was not only injured, but also had internal bleeding.
The incident was similar to another on the Patricia Lee, when deckhand Todd Kochutin died eight months ago. However, the accident was not recorded on camera.
While Francis Katungin was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter, he was still suffering from his injuries. He was stuck between a crab pot and the railing of the boat. It was a scary situation and he needed medical attention. The Coast Guard chopper lowered Francis onto the deck of the boat, but it was hard to lift him into the air.
Saga captain Jake Anderson
Despite being a fourth-generation fisherman, captain Jake Anderson is no stranger to trials and tribulations. He has been on Deadliest Catch since season three, and he is now the captain of the Saga. This could be his own worst enemy.
Anderson first took to the sea at age 17, and he was a greenhorn when he worked for captain Sig Hansen on the F/V Northwestern. He eventually worked his way up from a pot fisherman to a deckhand. He also received his USCG Master 100-ton captain license.
Anderson also grew up in Anacortes, Washington, and his family has a tradition of fishing. His father, Dr. Keith Anderson, was a former high school counselor. The Andersons had been living in Anacortes for several years. They lost their daughter Chelsea Dawn Anderson in 2009. Their son, Jack, was also born.
The Andersons sold their stake in the Cornelia Marie. They were also sued by their estranged daughter, Melissa Eckstrom. She claimed that her father sexually abused her as a toddler.