Deadliest Catch Video: 'Man Down' Aboard Jake Anderson's Saga

Some weeks, Jake Anderson’s beleaguered Saga seems like the most unfortunately accurately named ship in the Deadliest Catch’s whole fleet. Take this week, for but one turn-your-hair-gray example.

In the above exclusive sneak-preview video of Tuesday’s episode (9/8c, Discovery), one of the daring deckhands loses his footing while working on the stack of crab pots and falls with a rib-cracking thud 15 feet to the deck below. And bad as that is, it’s actually not even the worst thing that could have happened to him!

“I thought he went over the side,” admits fellow crabber Hannes Huswick. “I thought he was [bleeping] gone, bro.”

Press PLAY on the video above to check out not only the harrowing incident but the skipper’s reaction to it, then hit the comments. If you had to take a tumble like that, on whose boat would you want to be? (For me, Sig Hansen.)

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. GrumpyMittens says:

    I couldn’t be the only one who cringed when they just pulled him up without checking him for spinal injuries or thinking about stabilizing his neck, right?

  2. Belle says:

    Scary times…hopefully they did check him for head/neck/back injuries before moving him. Maybe in the editing they left that part out, I hope!

  3. Eddie says:

    Should call the coast guard air lift him to the hospital to get him checked hope all is well bad fall

  4. S. Ward says:

    After watching since the initial program, I worry so much about all the guys on the show. I feel that I know each of them and cringe at the thought of any of them getting hurt. I have watched Jake, Zack and Josh grow up on that show. I see them as the next generation. I sadly miss Josh this year. But am happy to see Sean has joined the cast. And that each of the older captains are maintaining and doing well.

    I hope for many many more accident free years of Deadliest Catch.

  5. Connie Boles says:

    No I was thinking the same thing. OMG because of moving him, I pray that broken ribs is the only thing that is wrong with him or he could be in worse trouble.

  6. Working on the crab boat is extremely dangerous, I like the captain on the Saga, he is a good Captain. He cares a lot about his crew, and he expects the crew to work with him in order to get more bang for the buck.