Postal worker father-of-three, 47, is struck and killed by lightening

A married father-of-three postal worker from Nevada died over the weekend after being struck by lightning while riding a jet ski at a reservoir in California with his son, who was also injured.

The deceased victim has been identified as 47-year-old Eugene Arao, a US Army veteran and a long-time mail carrier from Reno.

According to officials, Arao and his son were on a jet ski at Stampede Reservoir in Sierra County, California, on Saturday afternoon when they were caught off guard by a thunderstorm.

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By “lightening” or by “lightning?”