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June 3rd, 2013
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Shocking Death Of Storm Chasers: Friend and Fellow Storm chaser Reed Timer remembers fallen colleagues

Storm Chaser Reed Timer is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans discussing the safety concerns behind storm chasing after the death of two prominent storm chasers during a fatal, erratic tornado in Oklahoma. Samaras was known for putting safety first while storm chasing, and for his dedication to tornado science.

The death of the three men in Oklahoma left a community stunned over the weekend. Reed Timer was close friends with storm chaser Tim Samaras, who died on Friday along with his 24-year old son Paul, and fellow storm chaser Carl Young. Timmer says he “woke up to a nightmare’ upon discovering the passing of his close friends, and was 'astonished' to learn of the loss to the storm chasing profession.

Timmer says he knows Samaras will 'always be looking out for us as we're storm chasing moving forward.'

He wants people to remember Samsara for the contributions he made in advancing our understanding of Tornadoes, and all he did to help prevent the loss of life from Tornadoes.

READ MORE: 'Unpredictable' storm in Oklahoma turned on three chasers

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