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
The Weather Channel can now confirm that Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and Carl Young passed away Friday as a result of the El Reno tornado.—
The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) 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:
Intercepted large tornado 4 N of Lebanon–two large tornadoes at once–too close–wow!—
Tim Samaras (@Tim_Samaras) May 28, 2013
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.
Saddened by news that Tim Samaras, son Paul, & Carl Young have passed. My condolences to the family & the many friends & fellow chasers—
Mike Bettes (@TWCMikeBettes) June 02, 2013
So sad to hear of Storm Chaser Tim Samaras passing. He was a leader in that field.—
Joy Engelby (@joy_engelby) June 02, 2013
It's going to take me a long time to process the news of the deaths if storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son and Carl Young. I knew them //—
Karen Politte (@VakarianGirl) June 02, 2013
I will be live on CNN tomorrow at 3pm Central from Bham to honor Tim Samaras and discuss chasing and safety with a few others. RIP Tim—
Brett Adair (@AlaStormTracker) June 02, 2013
Distraught over the passing of Tim Samaras, his son Paul and chase partner Carl Young from the tornado in El Reno OK Friday. RIP—
Jeff Wilcox (@iowawx) June 02, 2013
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.