'Deadliest Catch' shows Coast Guard rescue on the Wizard
On last week’s Deadliest Catch, viewers watched as Wizard greenhorn Chris Scambler went into convulsions in the gear room and Capt. Keith Colburn made the decision to call the Coast Guard. In Tuesday’s episode (Discovery, 9 p.m. ET), we’ll see the actual rescue. Watch an exclusive preview below. “We train and we drill — we do all kinds of things for man overboard, abandon ship, fire drills, oil spill response drills, it goes on and on and on. We do them all the time. We don’t have a drill for evacuating a guy off the boat,” Colburn tells EW. “My guys stepped right in and did exactly what they needed to do from the second that Chris collapsed to the moment he was lifted off the boat and out of our control. I can’t tell you enough what a great group of guys I have on my boat. To face an emergency of that caliber, to have everybody totally focused on the objective and getting it done, as a captain, it made me really proud. And hopefully, the show shows it.”
According to Discovery, Scambler, who learned he has a history of seizures in his family, is doing fine now.