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Man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California

A man is treated by a paramedics after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014. As many as nine people were hurt on Sunday after being struck by lightning on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, emergency officials said. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

One dead after lightning strikes crowd at California beach

Yahoo NewsJuly 28, 2014

One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said.

The bolt of electricity made a loud crack that sounded like an explosion on a warm and overcast afternoon, witnesses said. (Reuters)

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