An unfortunate turn of events has claimed one of the lives of the Discovery Channels series ‘Storm Chasers’. The member of team was filming the recent Oklahoma tornados when he was killed on the scene.
Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young were all killed in an Oklahoma storm. The network confirmed the three deaths earlier this morning. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families,” the network said in a statement.
Before their death, the three members were killed while recording a tornado in the city of El Reno on Friday, this according to CNN. There will be an Oklahoma tornado special that will air on the Discovery network on Sunday. It will be dedicated to the storm chasers, and will state, “In memory of Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras who died Friday, May 31st doing what they love, chasing storms.”
It was Tim’s brother, Jim Samaras who thanked those who have offered condolences on his Facebook stating, “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”.