EVERETT, Wash. — Authorities are investigating after a family member says one of the stars of the hit reality TV series “Deadliest Catch” was assaulted over the weekend.

Josh Harris said on social media that his brother Jake Harris was beaten and severely injured Saturday night. Everett police said they received a report of “a male victim of an assault.” A spokesman told The Seattle Times the victim was found by a passer-by who called 911. The man was taken home by police.

Jake Harris and his family have been featured on the Discovery Channel show about fisherman in Alaska for many years.

—From news services