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The Deadliest Catch Moment That Could Have Ended In Tragedy For Keith Colburn

Being a crab fisherman isn't for the faint of heart. You have to be prepared for all kinds of gnarly conditions on the open sea. You never know when a storm may come in and whip your boat around or when the waves get a little too rough for most people's liking. That's what makes "Deadliest Catch" such an intriguing show. Most people will never know what it's like to be on one of these boats personally, but the show puts you in the driver's seat, so you get a first-hand look at the carnage that takes place on these expeditions.

The series can be downright scary, right down to witnessing crew members fall overboard. But hanging on for dear life isn't the only thing you have to do while on a vessel. You also need to be aware of your surroundings at all times, as Captain Keith Colburn learned all too well.

The crew reacted quickly to Colburn's injury

The "Deadliest Catch" clip details the horrifying ordeal. Colburn went into the freezing waters to repair the ship's hull. As the boat rocked back and forth in the water, it collided with the captain's skull, forcing him to exit the water immediately. Fortunately, the crew was quick to respond and got him out. Everyone hurried to his side to make sure he was okay and to get him out of his wetsuit. 

The injury looks pretty bad on the surface. When Colburn's hood is removed, there's a lot of blood on the top of his head. However, it doesn't take long until he regains some semblance of clarity and is able to speak coherently. Still, head injuries are no joke, and fans were just glad to see that he made it out of the situation all right. One user wrote, "Keith is always so good with his crew when they get injured and he is repaid with just as much care. Awesome to see the mutual respect."

Head injuries are not to be taken lightly in any circumstance, but the fact Colburn was in the water when it happened made it all the direr. Luckily, he came out of the scenario all right and lived to fish another day.