The Below Deck Season 6 Reunion Featured a Surprise Guest

The Below Deck Season 6 Reunion Featured a Surprise Guest

The moment had the crew in tears.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Cameraman Brent Freeburg Surprises the Below Deck Yacthies

There were so many shocking moments this season of Below Deck. So naturally, the Season 6 reunion was just as surprising.

After one jaw-dropping revelation after another, the biggest surprise came at the end of the Below Deck Season 6 reunion. After the M/Y Seanna crew looked back on Ashton Pienaar's traumatic overboard accident, Andy Cohen said, "Well, I have a surprise for you guys."

Then, Brent Freeburg, the camera operator who saved Ashton's life during that incident, appeared from backstage to sit down and share his experience with Andy and the crew. When Brent appeared on the set, Ashton immediately gave him a big hug. Basically, there wasn't a dry eye at the reunion. How could there be?

This was the first time Ashton and Brent had seen each other since filming Season 6 of Below Deck. "It's overwhelming. This whole rewatching everything has been extremely overwhelming for me to have to relive that moment. I really reflected on the situation and everything I've done up until now, and everything I've managed to keep doing in my life is because of this man sitting here. What do you say to somebody? He is my real-life hero. He really is," Ashton shared at the reunion. "I hope that I can do something with my life that will make him proud one day, that he can say, 'Thank god I saved that guy's life because look what he's doing with himself.'"

OK, now we're crying.

See Ashton and Brent's emotional reunion, above. Watch Ashton open up more about the accident, below.

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