Twenty four year old Jesse King of Bicknell, Utah, was killed when he and his dog were struck by lightning on a fishing trip in Garfield County.

King was fishing at Row Lake on the west side of Boulder Mountain Saturday evening July 21 about 7 p.m. When a storm came through, King and his dog sought shelter under a tree. Lightning struck the tree and King and his dog were killed instantly. King was found by his wife, who was at their nearby campsite. 

Garfield County Deputy Ray Gardner said King did everything possible to try to keep himself and his dog safe, and there was nothing that could have been done to prevent their deaths.

King leaves behind his wife of one year, Maddy Rowland King, of Bicknell.