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Capt. Phil Harris, of 'Deadliest Catch,' suffers stroke

February 1, 2010 | 11:44 am

Harris Phil Harris, captain of one of the crab-fishing vessels featured on the Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch" has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

Harris suffered a stroke while in port offloading his vessel, the 128-foot Cornelia Marie, according to the Discovery Channel website. 

Harris was transported to a local medical facility, where he was resting comfortably.

Harris has captained the Cornelia Marie for 18 years and has two sons, Josh and Jake, who work as deckhands on the boat.

The popular television series "Deadliest Catch" follows the adventures of seven crabbing vessels and their crews during the Alaskan king crab season in the Bering Sea. A sixth season has been announced for broadcast this year.

The Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, is the base of operations for the fishing fleet.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Capt. Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie. Credit: Discovery Channel

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