Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Justin Tennison Found Dead

Justin Tennison Found Dead - A crew member fDiscovery Channel’s hit show “Deadliest Catch” was found dead Tuesday afternoon.

Justin Tennison, 34, worked on the boat F/V Time Bandit. He was found Tuesday in a motel room in Homer, Alaska by a member of the cleaning staff.

Police said they also found alcohol and about a quarter ounce of marijuana in the room, but it is unclear if they played any role in his death. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, but foul play was ruled out.

Discovery Channel released a statement: “Discovery Channel is saddened by the passing of Time Bandit crew member Justin Tennison. We send our sympathies to his entire family and fellow crew members during this most difficult time.”

Tennison has a son and a daughter. According to Capt. Andy Hillstrand, he joined the Time Bandit crew as a deckhand fishing the Red King 2010 and Opilio 2011 seasons.

Justin Tennison Found Dead

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