‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Jase Robertson’s Son “Nearly Killed” By Tornado

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Jase Robertson, the second-oldest son of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, revealed in a recent podcast episode that his son, Cole, nearly lost his life in the Tennessee tornado outbreak.

Jase Robertson appeared on the latest episode of the Unashamed podcast where he shared the terrifying and miraculous story of a close call his son had during the recent tornado outbreak. Robertson told his dad Phil, the podcast’s co-host, that he and his wife, Missy, own a home in Columbia, Tennessee, south of Nashville. While the home isn’t his primary residence, his son, Cole, occupies the house.

According to Jase, he and Missy were out of town on vacation when they received a text from a friend that read, “We’re praying for y’all.” The couple was unaware that severe weather was underway but immediately called Cole when they received the text.

“When she called him, it was a 30-second conversation and he was in and out … The reason his phone wasn’t working was because a tornado had already hit,” Jase recalled. “In the 30 seconds, my son was in shock because he had survived a tornado that hit our house.”

The concerned parents were able to understand that Cole was without electricity and that trees were down but didn’t understand the magnitude of the damage at the time. After being unable to reach Cole again, Jase and Missy called their son Reed, who lives in Nashville, and asked him to check on Cole.


Due to storm damage, it took Reed some time to reach the Robertson home. When he arrived at the house, he told his parents that their “forest” of 30 acres was gone and that numerous trees were on the home. Eventually Reed found Cole and heard the frightening details of what had happened.

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According to Cole, he pulled up to the home, unaware that a tornado was approaching. As he parked under the carport he noticed one of the family’s small goats was loose.

“He saw the goat and took about five steps toward it and he said he just felt something weird, like with the pressure in the air.” Jase recalls Cole telling them. “When he looked behind the house, all the trees were sideways to the ground. Then all of a sudden he heart this hum.”

Upon realizing that a tornado was approaching, Cole ran for safety inside of the house, knowing that he wouldn’t have time to get into the storm shelter located in the yard. As he ran for shelter, he was knocked to the ground by the wind, but eventually made it inside and climbed into a bathtub to ride out the storm.

“He hears what sounds like a train. Windows breaking. Trees falling on the house,” Jase shared.

He added that 13 trees ended up on top of the house, some of which had been uprooted from somewhere else and landed on the property.

“The only place that was not deemed totaled was the main little part of our house …. and that’s where the bathroom was.”

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Jase called Cole’s safety “providential” and credited God for protecting him.

Watch Jase Robertson share the horrifying story of Cole’s near-death experience with a tornado in the video below.

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