Deadliest Catch Captain Charged With Manslaughter

Clarence Hedgevold, 59, is being charged with DUI and manslaughter

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KENAI, Alaska (AP) - A Soldotna man charged with manslaughter
once captained a ship on the pilot that spawned the cable TV show
"Deadliest Catch."
The Peninsula Clarion reports 59-year-old Clarence "Ole"
Helgevold was the captain of the Arctic Dawn. That was the vessel
featured in a 2004 three-part miniseries titled "America's
Deadliest Season." The Clarion reports the show, effectively a
pilot for "Deadliest Catch," followed Helgevold and his crew
during the 2003-2004 opilio crab season.
Helgevold was charged last week with driving under the influence
and manslaughter after his car struck a snowmachine and killed
47-year-old George Larion.
The Arctic Dawn was substantially damaged in September when it
caught fire while moored in Seattle.

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Larry said on Sunday, Jun 5 at 3:45 PM

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