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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; A star of the Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers,” his son and a colleague have been identified as victims in the deadly outbreak of tornadoes that swept through the Oklahoma City area on Friday. Tim Samaras, 55, died with his ...

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Old 06-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
 
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Star of Discovery's 'Storm Chasers' show among dead in Oklahoma tornado

A star of the Discovery Channel show “Storm Chasers,” his son and a colleague have been identified as victims in the deadly outbreak of tornadoes that swept through the Oklahoma City area on Friday.
Tim Samaras, 55, died with his son Paul, 24, and friend Carl Young, 45, in Canadian County chasing down a tornado that wreaked havoc along Interstate 40, Fox 25 reports.



“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young,” the Discovery Channel said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.”
The channel added that it would be dedicating Sunday night's show on the tornadoes in their memory.
Tim Samaras is a 20-year veteran of storm chasing and founded the project TWISTEX (Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment), which gathers weather information by placing devices in the way of tornadoes, Fox 17 reports.
In 2004, Tim Samaras dropped a probe into the path of an EF-4 tornado, where it measured a 100 millibar pressure drop -- a record that still stands today, the Discovery Channel's website says.
Since 2003, Tim Samaras, meteorologist Carl Young and their team have tracked down more than 125 tornadoes, according to Young's biography on Discovery Channel's website.
Samaras appeared for three seasons on the Discovery Channel show, Fox 17 reports.
Five tornadoes swept through the Oklahoma City area on Friday, killing at least 10 and injuring 115, according to authorities who spoke to the Associated Press.


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Old 06-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #2
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Re: Star of Discovery's 'Storm Chasers' show among dead in Oklahoma tornado

It was just a matter of time until this happened. Same with Steve Irwin.

The Discovery Channel had him keep pushing the envelope with the animals and it got him killed.

Now the Weather Channel has joined the ranks of networks trying to get viewers by having people get closer and closer to tornados. Don't worry Weather Channel. there will be someone eager to fill the void for you!
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Re: Star of Discovery's 'Storm Chasers' show among dead in Oklahoma tornado

Sad but true.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Certainly a risk you take. Just a matter of time when you push the envelope.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:44 AM   #5
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When you make a living grabbing tiger's by the tail, you eventually get bit. Damn shame. .
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