Freak Lightning Strike Injures Over a Dozen Beachgoers

By WTAJ News

Published 07/28 2014 06:03AM

Updated 07/28 2014 06:07AM

(CBS) VENICE BEACH, CA - Multiple people who were caught in a freak storm in Southern California are recovering after being struck by lightning.

They were on Venice Beach in Los Angeles Sunday when lightning struck killing one man and injuring more than a half dozen other people.

Witnesses say the lighting struck before lifeguards could clear the water, on what seemed to be a beautiful summer day.

In all - 13 people reported feeling the lighting strike

A 20-year-old man died from his injuries and another person is reported to be in critical condition.

Fire officials expect most of the other victims will be okay.

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