Storm chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and TWISTEX teammate Carl Young all died chasing a tornado in OK Friday, Tim’s brother tells CNN.—
Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 02, 2013
Tim Samaras’ family confirmed the sad news.
Tim Samaras, his son Paul and his partner Carl Young died on Friday as a result of the deadly tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma.
The storm chaser sent out what was to be his last tweet on Friday:
Haunting. These were tweeted earlier in the week:
Mr. Samaras appeared on the Discovery Channel series “Storm Chasers.”
Discovery Communication’s Twitter account posted the sad news.
As did the Discovery Channel Twitter account:
Friends, fans and colleagues are mourning on Twitter.
The Discovery Channel is dedicating tonight’s documentary to the three men.
Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.