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Extra! “Deadliest Catch” Captains to Visit CdA

Item: ‘Deadliest Catch’ captains to visit CdA: Former CHS grad part of Discovery Channel show/Melissa Pamer, Spokesman-Review

Three fishing captains who battle the frigid waters of the Bering Sea and the sharp claws of Alaskan crabs on the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” will make appearances in Coeur d’Alene next week. Johnathan Hillstrand, captain of the Time Bandit and a graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School, will appear with Capt. Keith Colburn of the Wizard, from Redmond, Wash., and Capt. Sig Hansen of the Seattle-based Northwestern. Crabbing is considered extremely dangerous but lucrative work. The reality television show follows eight to 10 vessels through the fall and winter crab fishing season in Alaska.

DFO: As a teenager, I bucked 120-pound hay bails from the back of a moving truck, with only my legs and two sharp hay hooks for balance more than two stories up. That’s easily the most dangerous job I ever held.

Question: Have you ever held a dangerous job?


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