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Body of missing Piedmont boy found in lake [3 year-old boy, OKC-area tornado]
KFOR=TV ^ | May 26, 2011

Posted on 05/26/2011 11:52:31 AM PDT by FourPeas

PIEDMONT, Okla. -- During a press conference, Hank Hamil, Ryan's father announced the search and rescue teams found his son on the shore of Falcon Lake near the family's home.

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Searchers had been looking for the missing 3-year-old boy since Tuesday after a violent storm struck his home in a subdivision in Piedmont.

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His pregnant mother, Catherine, and siblings, Cathleen, 5, and 15-month-old Cole, were injured.

Ryan's brother, Cole, died at the hospital Wednesday.

Mother Catherine is in fair condition and daughter Cathleen remains in critical condition.

Catherine is five months pregnant, her unborn child is expected to be fine.

Hank Hamil, their father, was out of town during the tornado but has returned to help search for his son, Ryan.

(Excerpt) Read more at kfor.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: missing

Related story: Man speaks about finding injured Hamil family

1 posted on 05/26/2011 11:52:33 AM PDT by FourPeas
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To: FourPeas

How sad.....I pray that the Good Lord will wrap his arms of comfort around this family and give them strength they so desperately need right now. Those precious angels are in God’s arms as we speak. :(


2 posted on 05/26/2011 12:03:20 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: FourPeas

I heard an 18yr old was sucked right through a sunroof when he drove through a tornado....he was on his way home with family from his high school graduation.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 12:03:39 PM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: FourPeas

My heart hurts so much for them. May God bring them comfort and may the new child be happy and healthy and help them to recover from this.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 12:05:06 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: FourPeas

Just heard his Dad on FOX, oh gosh I just cried. And this is just repeated over and over. Prayers up for these people and everyone who has been touched by these storms this season. Prayers for the people affected by the flooding as well. It has been a time y’all.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 12:09:27 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: Dawgreg

Nothing to add to your wishes. :(


6 posted on 05/26/2011 12:09:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fawn

They did kind of an extended piece on him last night on the national news, I think it was NBC but not sure. He seemed like just a wonderful young man, had videos he had made of himself, among which was a list of 50 significant things he had done so far in his life (example: climb Devil’s Tower in WY, scuba dive in Pacific...) one of them was “I kissed a dolphin.” For whatever reason, I really choked up at that one.


7 posted on 05/26/2011 12:11:12 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Fawn

“I heard an 18yr old was sucked right through a sunroof when he drove through a tornado...”

Yeah, I’m wondering if he opened the sunroof to take pictures or something.
SO many sad stories.


8 posted on 05/26/2011 12:21:56 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: NEMDF

Did he die?


9 posted on 05/26/2011 12:22:02 PM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: FourPeas

Just read about them on Daily Mail. Poor family lost the baby, this toddler and the five year old is in critical condition.

Poor parents!!!


10 posted on 05/26/2011 12:22:30 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Dawgreg

My thoughts exactly. How terrible sad for this and other families.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 12:23:24 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: FourPeas

I can’t begin to imagine the devastating grief and anguish this family must be suffering. I pray that our Heavenly Father will warm their hearts with the knowledge that these children are safely with Him in Heaven, and will give them the strength and comfort to bear this terrible loss.


12 posted on 05/26/2011 12:24:02 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Fawn

They assume he died (the one who was pulled out the sun roof of the Humvee). I believe he has not been found yet (as of last night at least).


13 posted on 05/26/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Fawn

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/youtube-star-will-norton-sucked-out-of-sunroof-in-joplin-tornado


14 posted on 05/26/2011 12:27:08 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: FourPeas

This is a good example of why some of us get so angry when others make jokes about tornados - or stand outside acting like these storms are no big deal. I’m so sad for this family


15 posted on 05/26/2011 12:36:21 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (OBL's death is President Bush's fault! ..... thanks GWB!)
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To: Dawgreg

Just heartbreaking. Prayers up for the family and the mom, I can’t imagine the grief and the little girl, Lord I pray for full and complete recover of broken bodies and broken hearts, in Jesus name, Amen!!


16 posted on 05/26/2011 12:42:57 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: nuconvert

This is really bizarre but here is a video of the kid, in the hummer, last year taking about how he almost died in a tornado last year. How weird...

http://www.youtube.com/user/willdabeast88883333#p/u/24/DT6_VjoZQh8


17 posted on 05/26/2011 12:58:12 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: NEMDF

Many sad stories....


18 posted on 05/26/2011 12:59:35 PM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: Salvation; NYer
The Hamil family are members of St. Damien of Molokai Church in Edmond, the Latin Mass parish staffed by priests from the Fraternity of St. Peter. I am looking for a link for donations to help them.


Family portrait: Catherine Hamil sought refuge in a bath tub with her three children, Ryan, Cole and Kathleen, in their home in Oklahoma when the tornado struck. Her husband Hank, left, was away.
19 posted on 05/26/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: FourPeas

There are so many lessons to be learned from these tragedies that could and should save lives. We live in central Oklahoma and listened to the weathermen who for two days predicted that violent storms were coming our way and to prepare for them. We have an underground shelter and took cover when the sirens went off. One of the seven tornadoes that struck Oklahoma was making a direct path for our house when it lifted seven miles from us and the wall cloud passed over us. We received tennis ball sized hail but no damage. Prayer really works.
Conventional wisdom says to take cover in the bathroom or an interior closet but an EF-4 or EF-5 tornado will take the house down to the foundation. I hope that more people will consider a contingency plan for tornado season and be prepared to move to more adequate shelter if time allows.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 1:56:01 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: American Quilter

Amen.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 1:56:46 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: SVTCobra03
I hope that more people will consider a contingency plan for tornado season and be prepared to move to more adequate shelter if time allows.

My first thought is that if I knew I had enough time to get there, and it was indeed an F5, I would seek out the nearest supermarket, since their walk-in freezers are usually able to withstand the winds better than anything else. That's what saved the people in Joplin that made the YouTube video.

22 posted on 05/26/2011 2:02:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: myrabach
Just heard his Dad on FOX, oh gosh I just cried.

Me too. My heart just sank, I felt like I was going to throw up and then the tears flowed. Listening to the Father, I just don't know how he was able to make it through the announcement. My heart and prayers truly go out to this man. I have two sons, I cannot imagine the grief he must be suffering.

23 posted on 05/26/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FourPeas

This poor family. I can’t even imagine the grief and pain that they are experiencing.


24 posted on 05/26/2011 2:09:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NEMDF

I saw the same piece you did. He seemed like a bright, fun, engaging young man with his life in front of him. I doubt he will be found alive, but I hope they find his body. How sad.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 2:10:26 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: FourPeas

I hear the Westboro freaks are going to picket in Joplin on Sunday.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 2:19:01 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: FourPeas

RIP.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: trisham

There’s been an outpouring of generosity towards this family:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20066576-10391715.html

Charity is alive and well.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 10:25:37 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: FourPeas

tragic


29 posted on 05/26/2011 10:27:56 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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