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Resident of the American city of Reno, Nevada, died as a result of a lightning strike while riding on a jet ski on Stampede reservoir, California. This publication reports the Daily News.
Saturday, July 25, the 47-year-old postman, and a former military vet Eugene Arao (Arao Eugene) riding on jet skis along with a teenage son. When he returned to shore, suddenly a storm began. In Arao was struck by lightning, and he fell into the water. Since he wasn’t wearing a life jacket, he drowned. The son of the deceased received severe burns and was hospitalized.
Shelly Brewster Bryant (Shelly Brewster Bryant) witnessed the incident. It was about ten metres from the scene of the tragedy. “It was awful. I’m still in shock. This is the worst I have ever experienced” — she wrote in Facebook. American said that the lightning strike “fry” sonar belonging to the family boat and scared her nine-year-old daughter. Her husband had taken their daughter on the shore, and then returned to the place of death Arao to help in the search for his body.
“He was able to find it with the help of our backup depth sounder and dropped anchor with the buoy. We were leaving when I arrived, the divers,” wrote Bryant. Eventually, rescuers found the body of Arao at a depth of about four meters to six meters from the shore.
“The storm, we come swiftly and relatively easily dispersed. If the predicted storm, my recommendation is to immediately leave the lake. I’ve seen some pretty powerful lightning,” said Sheriff Fisher. At the same time, he noted that the tragedy occurred with Arao is the first case of human death from a lightning strike in this County on his memory.
People rarely die from lightning strikes in California. From 1956 to 2016 in the state reported 34 such cases. In new York during this period, has killed 143 people in Florida — 491.
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