Obituary: Francis Katungin's Death; Hit By A Crab Pot
Around two months ago, the news of Francis Katungin's accident circulated via social media posts and websites as the man met a boat accident. Francis was seriously injured after being hit by a crab pot which required immediate medical attention. The dangerous accident occurred on the set of "Deadliest Catch" as Katungin was one of the crewmen of the show.
The deadliest catch is a reality show where fishermen face deadly dangers, uncertainty, and discomfort aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea, mainly during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab, and bairdi crab.
The tragedy came for the ship Patricia Lee, the same boat in which deckhand Todd Kochutin was injured and died, and eight months later, Francis Katungin was crushed by a crab pot. The incident required a harrowing helicopter rescue in the middle of a storm, and during the evacuation, another crew member required emergency medical attention.