Mahlon Reyes, a deckhand on one of the crab fishing boats on the ‘Deadliest Catch,’ has died at the age of 38. The news of his death was confirmed to TMZ by his wife. Mahlon’s wife said that Mahlon had a heart attack last Saturday morning (July 25). However, he initially survived the heart attack.
Though Mahlon survived the heart attack, he failed to regain consciousness. As a result, he was put on life support and had been on life support since. But he still couldn’t regain consciousness. As a result, his family mutually decided to take him off life support.
Reyes originally appeared as a deckhand on the Discovery Channel show ‘Deadliest Catch’. Following his heart attack on July 25, his family had to put him on life support. Following the heart attack, Reyes was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Though Reyes survived the heart attack, he failed to regain his consciousness. Following this, the doctors and his family had to put him on life support.
But Reyes still couldn’t regain consciousness after a considerable amount of time. A result, his family decided to take him off life support the following day. Reyes’ wife revealed that he was supported by all his loved ones when he passed away. She also said that Mahlon’s ashes would be scattered in the Berlin Sea by his ‘Deadliest Catch’ boat crew. Mahlon had previously worked on two of the boats that featured on the Deadliest Catch called the Seabrooke and the Cape Caution.
The Reyes family was shocked by Mahlon’s massive heart attack as the latter did not have any pre-existing health condition that they were aware of. As per the Flathead Country Sheriff’s Office, an official cause of death will be revealed only after an autopsy and toxicology results. Though his wife has revealed that Mahlon died of heart attack, the sheriff’s office will publish the official cause of death after the autopsy.