- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says a man on a boat was killed by a lightning strike on Beaver Lake.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Keshia Guyll told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1QY3J91 ) that the 22-year-old man was with his wife on a guided fishing boat when lightning struck about 4 p.m. Saturday. Guyll says the man later died at a Bentonville hospital.

His name was not immediately released.

Guyll says the boat was returning to a marina because it had started raining when the lightning struck.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ranger Alan Bland says the corps and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating.

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