Storm Chasers Stars Tim Samaras, His Son Paul & Carl Young Die in Oklahoma Twister

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


Tim Samaras of the Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers” was among the nine who died on Friday when a tornado touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Also killed in the storm were his son Paul, and fellow storm chaser Carl Young.

Tim Samaras’ brother Jim wrote on Facebook, “Thank you to everyone for the condolences. It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul.”

He added, “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. Chasing tornadoes. I look at it that he is in the ‘big tornado in the sky.'”

The Discovery Channel said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Carl Young, Tim Samaras, and his son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.”

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