Tony Lara from Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ dies in South Dakota

Tony Lara (Facebook/Tony Lara)
(Facebook/Tony Lara)

STURGIS, SD (AP) – Authorities say a man who has appeared as a ship captain on the Discovery Channel television program “Deadliest Catch” has died in Sturgis, South Dakota, during its famous motorcycle rally.

Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says he’s waiting on autopsy results to help determine the cause of 50-year-old Tony Lara’s death.

The sheriff says Lara died early Saturday morning at a private residence in Sturgis.

A message at a phone number associated with Lara wasn’t immediately returned.

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