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Amidst the aftermath of a violent series of tornadoes which ultimately cost a trio of researchers their lives, on Monday evening Piers Morgan spoke live with Bob Young and Sal Lucido, two men mourning the death of a storm chaser.
Carl Young was killed Friday evening as a twister is believed to have taken a surprising turn, bringing about the devastating reality his father forever feared:
"I was always concerned," Bob Young admitted to the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "Not only did they want to get pictures of the tornado for scientific research, they wanted to put probes that could measure all of the different things with tornadoes which meant that they had to place these probes in the path of the tornado and get out of there before the tornado hit."
Despite his painful loss, Lucido continued to endorse the value of storm chasers. The danger, however, he likened to that of a seeing your child go off to battle:
"The work must continue and of course as parents, we were horrified of this accident but we do also want people to understand, for us as parents, to have our son go out on this is like sending your son or daughter out to war," said Carl Young's stepfather. "They were professionals, and we respected that. But we feel, as any parent would, their son or daughter going out to war."
With a heavy heart, and with his voice cracking slightly, Young remembered his late child:
"He was a very gentle, very caring son, and I was very close to him, and his passion was doing this research, his passion for many years was the weather phenomenon," said Young. "He knew it was dangerous, I knew it was dangerous. And we just hoped that everything would be okay."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as the father and stepfather of Sam Young reflect on the life, and tragic death, of the storm chaser killed in Oklahoma on Friday.
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