‘Deadliest Catch’ Fisherman Bashed & Left For Dead In Shocking US Assault

Continuing this theme of bleak news this week is apparently keen on running, one of the stars of the hugely popular and frankly bloody enthralling Discovery Channel series ‘Deadliest Catch‘ is fighting for his life after being viciously bashed and left for dead in the US state of Washington.
Jake Harris was rushed to hospital and placed into the ICU following the incident which occurred on Saturday night US time. Police report that Harris is believed to have gotten into a car with at least 2, possibly 3, unknown people. An altercation broke out and Harris was subsequently robbed, bashed, and tossed from the car onto the side of a freeway. A trailing car stopped to render assistance and called emergency authorities.
Harris reportedly declined to be taken to hospital at the time, and was transported home by a police officer. However upon arriving home, his housemates recognised he was in urgent need of medical attention, and rushed him to hospital where he was immediately placed into the ICU with head injuries.
Harris’ brother and fellow ‘Deadliest Catch‘-castmate Josh confirmed the assault in a Facebook Live video, where he also showed photos of people he believed to be responsible for the attack.

“My brother was jumped last night and some individuals decided to beat him pretty good, which is a terrible, terrible thing. I have located these people and talked with him — he’s in ICU right now. Some individuals beat him to the point where it cracked his skull from his forehead all the way back to where you would be balding as an individual.”

“My brother is bleeding out of his brain currently. They literally beat my brother, left him for dead, threw him out of a moving vehicle onto the side of the freeway. Luckily the people that were behind the vehicle that he got thrown out of ended up seeing my brother and called 911.”

Both Jake and Josh are the sons of ‘Deadliest Catch‘ cornerstone, the late Phil Harris, who passed away in 2010.

Jake has not appeared on the series since 2013.
Police in Washington are working with the Harris family as the investigation into the assault continues.
Source: People.
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