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Nick McGlashan (2020), star of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch”

by Linnea Crowther

Nick McGlashan was one of the stars of Discovery’s reality TV series “Deadliest Catch.”

Working in harsh conditions

On “Deadliest Catch,” Discovery spotlights crab fishermen working in the Bering Sea, a dangerous job in a cold and punishing environment. McGlashan was featured on the show for seven years, beginning in 2013. He worked as the deck boss on the F/V Summer Bay. A native of Alaska, McGlashan’s struggle with addiction was on display when he was asked to leave the boat to deal with it in season 13. He successfully got sober and inspired others with his recovery journey.

Notable quote

“On September 11th at 11:11 pm I walked through the doors of a treatment facility; scariest thing I’ve ever done, [but] also the best thing I’ve ever done.” —from an interview with Chosen Magazine


Tributes to Nick McGlashan

Full obituary: CNN

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