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article image'Swamp People' cast member, Mitchell Guist, dies Monday Morning

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By Holly Goodwin     May 14, 2012 in Entertainment
Mitchell Guist, known on the History Channel's show "Swamp People" as one of the more traditional hunters, died early Monday morning after a fall.
Mitchell and his brother Glenn Guist are known from the show "Swamp People" because of their traditional way of living in their Bayou home left to them by their grandparents and where their father taught them to live off the land. They hunt alligators less than catching frogs for dinner and this season just wanted to repair their home with cypress wood and hopefully kill an alligator or two while they were at it. Unlike other cast members who made a living off the land, the Guist brothers actually lived off the land. When their (usually) empty freezer was low on food they would head out to the swamp to shoot a rabbit or catch other edible animals such as alligator gars.
Eye witnesses say that Mitchell had been on Belle River in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana loading something into his boat when he fell and appeared to have suffered from a seizure. He was brought to Teche Regional Hospital in Morgan City where he was pronounced dead. Local authorities are unsure if the seizure caused the fall or was caused by the fall and won't know the cause of death until an autopsy is preformed but have already labeled it as an accident.
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