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Justin Tennison of 'Deadliest Catch' Was Found Dead

February 24, 2011 (6:57 am) GMT
The dead body of engineer and deckhand Tennison has been found by the police in a hotel room in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday, February 22.

Justin Tennison, the star of reality TV fishing drama "Deadliest Catch" has been found dead, a year after cast mate Captain Phil Harris passed away.

Police discovered the body of engineer and deckhand Tennison in a hotel room in Homer, Alaska on Tuesday, February 22. He was 33.

An autopsy is due to be performed on Wednesday afternoon, February 23. Tennison's death is the second to hit the popular Discovery Channel reality show, about the fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska. Deep-sea fisherman Captain Harris died after suffering a stroke in February, 2010.

Tennison crewed as engineer on the Time Bandit during tendering seasons, working with his second cousin, Eddie Uwekoolani Jr. He was also a deckhand during the 2010 red and king crabbing seasons and this year's opilio crabbing season. The Time Bandit is one of the crab fishing boats and crews appearing on the popular Discovery Channel reality show, "Deadliest Catch".

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