El Reno, OK Twister Kills Veteran Storm Chasers - RIP Tim Samaras

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2013/06/02 14:02:34 (permalink)

El Reno, OK Twister Kills Veteran Storm Chasers - RIP Tim Samaras

This tornado season has been vicious to the state of Oklahoma, now coming out of the reports of damage from Friday's El Reno Storm is the news NO ONE would ever want to hear.
 
Veteran Storm Chaser, Engineer Tim Samaras was killed during the tornado outbreak on Friday in El Reno, OK;  also killed with Tim was his son Paul and long time chasing partner Carl Young.
 
Tim and Carl were always the cautious chasers, they knew the power and the devastation that a twister could produce.  Something had to seriously go wrong....
 
Their camera equipment is missing from the wreckage, and is being sought out by the authorities and the family.
 
In the past few years, the race to become one with a tornado has put many novice chasers and veterans in the path of danger.  The race for who can get the best footage or the closest footage has become intense and at times reckless.
 
Tim and Carl were not that kind of chaser.  Their expertise will be greatly missed, and the chasing community lost one of the greatest.
 
Rest In Peace:
 
Tim Samaras - 55
Paul Samaras - 24
Cal Young - 45
 
http://www.thedenverchann...h-son-longtime-partner
 
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