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California lightning strikes 14; conditions unknown

Created: 07/27/2014 9:18 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Authorities say 14 people - including a 15-year-old, have been struck by lightning on Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach boardwalk during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California.
 
Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main says 13 people including the teen were treated after they were struck Sunday afternoon at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Four were treated at the scene and released, and the rest were taken to hospitals, where two are in critical condition.
 
Some appear to have been in the water and others on the beach's famed boardwalk.
 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a 14th person was struck on a golf course on Southern California's Catalina Island. The 57-year-old man is reported in stable condition.
 
The weather comes from monsoon moisture that's brought thunderstorms.





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