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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