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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 06/17/2008

"We Are In the Tornado"

By Jason Samenow

Last week, four boy scouts tragically lost their lives when a tornado struck their camp in western Iowa. Storm chasers following the storm accidentally got caught in it and captured this jaw-dropping video:

Remember the video we showed a few weeks ago when cars were flung through the air? These guys were incredibly fortunate to drive away from this storm alive. If you're wondering why the heck they would endanger themselves like that, you ask a great question. In a blog post on their Web site SevereStudios.com, the chasers claim they did not intend to drive into the storm, but lost communication with one of their team members who was tracking it.

The fact that seasoned, professional chasers found themselves in middle of a tornado underscores the risk of this activity. Some day, someone will lose their life chasing a tornado -- it's only a matter of time.

By Jason Samenow  | June 17, 2008; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Thunderstorms  
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