why is jonathan hillstrand wearing and oxagen tube in his nose on after the catch >;< lelli >;<
The 6th season of “After the Catch” was filmed in Breckenridge, Colorado at an elevation of 9,600 feet. The reason Jonathon Hillstrand is seen wearing an oxygen supply system in some of these episodes are due to a number of factors: he is a smoker, his body is used to being at sea level, he recently suffered four broken ribs and a punctured lung.
It is rumored that he is trying to quit smoking; there are no reports of him expressing further desire to get away from sea level. The broken ribs and punctured lung came from a less-than-one-second bull ride that ended poorly for the crabber.
This same bull riding injury caused Captain Hillstrand of the Time Bandit to miss the beginning of the “After the Catch” season which lends commentary to the preceding episodes of “Deadliest Catch.”