'Deadliest Catch' exclusive video: Freddy takes the plunge into the icy Bering Sea

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Freddy-Maugatai-deck.jpgFans of Discovery's "Deadliest Catch" know that deckhand Freddy Maugatai -- a native of Pago Paga, American Samoa -- as a tough, volatile, hard-working crab fisherman. He was originally part of the crew of the F/V Cornelia Marie, but after the death of his boss and good friend Capt. Phil Harris, Maugatai joined Capt. Keith Colburn and the crew of the F/V Wizard.

Even though Freddy announced to Colburn earlier in the season that he and his girlfriend are expecting a baby, his taste for living on the edge doesn't appear to have been diminished.

In this exclusive clip from tonight's [July 23] episode, Maugatai risks the icy waters of the Bering Sea on a rather smelly mission ...

Photo/Video credit: Discovery Channel