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Discovery didn’t immediately provide information, and emails seeking details that were sent through the website of the Seattle-based Wizard were not immediately answered.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew flew the man Monday afternoon to a clinic in the Alaska Peninsula community of Cold Bay, 60 miles to the south. He then was flown to an Anchorage hospital.

Waves were only about 3 feet high when the man fell ill. The National Weather Service said it occurred before the arrival of a huge storm brewing in the Bering Sea.

Wendy Whitney, a nurse practitioner at the Cold Bay clinic, said privacy laws prevented her from identifying the crew member. But she said the man was conscious at the clinic, adding that his condition wasn’t seasickness and needed further evaluation.

The man was flown Monday night to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage and was stabilized with intravenous fluids. He appeared to be feeling better before he departed on the medical flight to the medical center, Miss Whitney said.

The illness comes less than nine months after a crew member of another “Deadliest Catch” fishing vessel was found dead in an Alaska motel room. Justin Tennison, who worked on the Time Bandit, was found dead in Homer in February amid beer, hard liquor and a small amount of marijuana in a room where police believe a party had taken place the night before.

Last year, Capt. Phil Harris of the “Deadliest Catch” fishing vessel Cornelia Marie died after a massive stroke at age 53.

Kelly Ripa signs five-year deal

With her longtime co-host Regis Philbin prepping for next week’s exit, Disney-ABC Domestic Television has locked Kelly Ripa into a five-year deal at “Live!”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the lucrative pact will go into effect next fall and extend through 2017, setting Miss Ripa up to be a 16-year veteran of the morning chatfest.

The timing is particularly pivotal given the weight being placed squarely on her shoulders as the series prepares to find a new co-host.

The search has been under way for months — with names from Ryan Seacrest to Bravo’s Andy Cohen bandied about — but nothing official has emerged. Said a source close to the production, “No decision has been made yet.”

In the meantime, the long-running series will parade through a series of high-profile names for Mr. Philbin’s final week. Among them: David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon and Miss Ripa’s predecessor, Kathie Lee Gifford.

And when Miss Ripa kicks off her tenure as the lone host of “Live!” on Nov. 21, she’ll have a little company.

WABC-TV announced Jerry Seinfeld will sit beside her during the first week after Mr. Philbin’s official departure. A frequent guest on the series, Mr. Seinfeld will appear as co-host for three shows, Nov. 21 through 23, during the abbreviated Thanksgiving week shooting schedule.

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