Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado
A heroic storm chaser has captured on film the moment he saves the life of a baby horse trapped underneath debris left from a massive tornado. Jason Weingart, his wife Savannah and their friend Matt were chasing a dramatic tornado across Van Zandt County in Eastern Texas at the end of April when he came across an exotic animal farm devastated by the tornado.
This was the first time the storm chasers have witness damage so fresh after a storm. As Jason and Sally were scanning the damage, they noticed one of the young horses trapped underneath the debris. The foal must have been picked up by the tornado and thrown into the fence and with the winds gushing all around, it got stuck beneath the fence.
Sally asked Jason for help to drag the trapped foal out of the mud. After helping the poor young animal from the debris, they continued helping Sally removing the other trapped animals for hours. The rest of the 50 or so animals were either injured or cut and roaming around the property.
Thankfully most of Sally's animals emerged unscathed from the tornado. Jason said: “It’s not what I like to see when I’m out storm chasing but as a storm chaser you have to be prepared that you’re going to come across that.
Videographer / director: Jason Weingart
Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper