Sunday, June 2, 2013

Three Storm Chasers Die In Oklahoma Tornado

One of the stars of the Discovery Channel show 'Storm Chasers,' Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and colleague Carl Young died during the tornados which hit Oklahoma on Friday. 

Jim, Tim Sarmaras' brother, wrote on his Facebook page, "Thank you to everyone for the condolences. It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul. Our hearts also go out to the Carl Young family as well as they are feeling the same feelings we are today. They all unfortunately passed away but doing what they loved."

Storm Chaser Tony Laubauch wrote, "Tony Laubach here... it is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share this news... on Friday, May 31, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young lost their lives in the El Reno, OK tornado. This is a devastating loss to the meteorological, research, and storm chasing communities. I ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. There is some comfort in knowing these men passed on doing what they loved... Your support means the world. Thank you."