Venice Beach Lightning Death is Second US Lightning Beach Death this Week
For the second time this week, a person has died as the result of a lightning strike while at the beach. According to the National Weather Service
, a 41-year-old man walking along Fort Meyers Beach in Florida was struck and killed by lightning on Tuesday last week. Five days later, Nick Fagnano, a 21-year-old was killed by a lightning strike at Venice Beach in California.
The Venice Beach lightning strike injured at least 12 others, along with another person who was hit by lightning from the same storm on Catalina Island. The lightning appears to have hit the ocean just off of Venice Beach with the electrical current traveling through the water to hit swimmers and surfers in the area.
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