Youtube Celebrity Sucked Out Of Vehicle In Joplin Tornado

Will Norton and his father were on their way home from Will’s high school graduation when the Joplin tornado struck. Despite his father’s frantic efforts to hold on to him, Will was sucked through the sun roof of their vehicle by the tornado. His father is in stable condition, but Will is still missing. Will Norton was known as Willdabeest on Youtube, where his video journals had been seen over 1.6 million times. His family has established a Facebook page to try and find him. Just one of hundreds of tragic stories to come out of Joplin.

  • This undated family photo shows Will Norton. The teenager vanished on his way home from his high school graduation ceremony when a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo. Sunday, May 22, 2011. More than 10,000 people have supported the "Help Find Will Norton" community page on Facebook, and Twitter users were tweeting heavily about the missing teen. (AP Photo/Family Photo)

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  • The crushed Hummer Will Norton was driving when a tornado hit Joplin. (AP Photo/Family Photo)

  • The Most Recent Video By Will Norton

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