The fishing world paused this weekend upon discovering that “Deadliest Catch” star Jake Harris was beaten nearly to death, then abandoned on the side of a Washington State highway.

The victim’s brother, Cornelia Marie Captain Josh Harris, talked about the incident in a Facebook video. According to the video, Jake was in an intensive care unit with a cracked skull and brain trauma.

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Wednesday, TMZ reported that Jorel Fultz and Amanda Ritter are in custody. Each faces first degree assault and first degree robbery charges (according to KREM, $2,400 was stolen from Harris’ wallet). Both Fultz and Ritter are being held without bond.

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Jake Harris is now out of the hospital, and KREM stated that he was able to give a “good description of the suspects.”

The videos posted by Josh Harris have each garnered over 3 million views on social media. They were originally posted on the show’s Facebook page.

The couple who nearly beat a “Deadliest Catch” star to death have been arrested (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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