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Deadliest Catch star 'beat up, thrown from moving vehicle and left for dead'

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Jake Harris (left) with his brother Josh Harris. Jake Harris (left) with his brother Josh Harris.
EVERETT, Wash. -

Jake Harris, a star of the television show, "The Deadliest Catch"  television series was reportedly beaten and left for dead on the side of a freeway according to his brother, Josh Harris, in a Facebook live video he posted to the Deadliest Catch Facebook page.

In the video, Josh says his brother, was leaving the Quil Ceda Creek Casino, when he accepted a ride home from some people.

“They literally beat my brother and left him for dead, threw him out of a moving vehicle onto the side of the freeway. Luckily the people behind the vehicle he got thrown out of ended up seeing my brother and called 9-1-1. That’s what happened. My brother was just trying to get a ride home. Kind of a crazy deal.”

Josh goes on to say that his brother has bleeding in his brain. "My brother’s got a lot of brain trauma going on. They literally split his skull in half.”

Josh says even though he "couldn't talk very well," Jake was able to confirm names and photos of the two suspects who are supposedly from Spokane.

“Say some prayers for Jacob. We hope he pulls through this and hopefully these guys are brought to justice,” Josh says.  

We have not been able to confirm any details of the video with police. We want to make it clear that the two people named in the video have not been named as suspects by police at this time.  We have confirmed though that the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA has a patient by the name of Jacob Harris.

The Facebook live video has had over two million views and over 53,000 shares. 

A second Facebook live video posted just after Midnight Monday where Josh gave an update on his brother and thanked people for their support, has had almost 200,000 views. In that video Josh says Jake is doing better but that they are still waiting on results from a CAT scan. He also says one of the suspects posted on his Facebook page that he has warrants out for his arrest. "It's like a game for him," he said.

He ends the video saying, "we'll be in touch and tomorrow, hopefully my brother will be able to talk."

Everett Police are handling the case. Officers say there was some kind of an assault, but said Jake Harris declined to go to the hospital. An officer drove him home, but later Jake Harris realized he had to go to the hospital where he is now in the ICU with a skull fracture. Detectives reportedly didn't know Jake Harris was in the hospital until Josh Harris posted the first Facebook live video.

Detectives are working on the case and say they are not ready to confirm names of the suspects.

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