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Police arrived to the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska after receiving a call at 12:52 p.m. Tennison, 33, a member of the Time Bandit fishing vessel on the popular Discovery Channel series, was lying in bed unresponsive.
A small amount of marijuana and several bottles of alcohol were discovered in the room, police told TMZ, but it is not yet known if that contributed to his death. Police believe Tennison hosted a party there the night before.
His body was transported to the state medical examiner, where an autopsy will be performed Wednesday by the state medical examiner’s office.
Time Bandit captain Andy Hillstrand wrote on Facebook that Tennison had worked as an engineer on the boat during offseason, and had just joined the crew as a deckhand in recent months for crab season. RELATED: Time Bandit crew pays tribute to Tennison on their website
In a statement, Discovery spokesman Josh Weinberg said the channel sends its sympathies to his family and fellow crew members.
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