Venice Beach Lightning Strike: 1 Dead , 13 Injured (7 Hospitalized)

Deadly Venice Beach lightning strike kills one and injures 13 during California storm.

One man died and at least 13 people were injured in a lightning strike near a beach pier during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County firefighter/paramedics responded about 2:50 p.m. Sunday to a report of multiple people injured by a lightning strike in the 3500 block of South Ocean Front Walk.

Lightning struck the water near the pier at the popular beach in Los Angeles causing a death and at least 13 injuries. A 15-year-old was among those injured by lightning at Venice Beach around 2:30pm.

Four people were treated at the scene at Venice Beach and the rest were transported to area hospitals, where one was listed in grave condition and another in critical condition.

Los Angeles fire officials said most of those taken to hospitals were expected to recover. The injured were apparently in the water or on the sand and the beach’s boardwalk.

On Santa Catalina Island off the coast, a 57-year-old man was struck by lightning on a golf course and was admitted to hospital in stable condition, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Lightning strikes, which caused two small fires, occurred as a thunderstorm hit the Santa Catalina island.

The severe weather resulted from monsoon moisture that brought a line of brief but fierce thunderstorms to the region.

LAFD scrambles to call Of body In water after lightning strike.

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