SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. (News 4 & FOX 11) — A 47-year-old man is dead after he was struck by lightning over the weekend.
According to officials, Eugene Arao and his son were on a jet ski on Saturday, July 25 when lightning struck them at Stampede Reservoir west of Reno.
Authorities say the Arao's son was also injured as a result of the strike.
The National Weather Service in Reno would like to remind you, "when thunder rolls, get indoors."
Arao's death marks the 9th lightning-related fatality in the United States this year.