L.A. Times investigative reporter who was part of team that won 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and nighttime blogger for @LANow. I also surf.
2 witnesses swimming at Venice Beach say they saw lightning at LAX about 30 minutes before it struck by them near Fleet St, south of PIer.
2 witnesses told me victim who was given CPR was lying in the shore break as they got out of the water. "He was out of," one said.
Venice Beach lightning strikes: One man dead, at least 8 others injured. Here's what we know: latimes.com/local/lanow/la… pic.twitter.com/XibzZGmwJm
Just saw two fire trucks heading Code 3 toward Venice Beach. More craziness?
Venice Beach lightning strike -- TV trucks stacked up by the pier pic.twitter.com/fcQ8IksbAu
Crazy scene, still, at the Venice Pier, just a few hundred yards from where the lightning struck earlier pic.twitter.com/OK8K3MMnKA
Venice Beach lightning strike -- witnesses tell me it was unbelievable, incredibly frightening. "The whole place shook," one says
Danielle Real,15, Paige Bañaga,13, were swimming at Venice Beach when they saw lightning by LAX. They never thought it would strike by them
Venice lightning strike: witness was in water when lightning hit. "We felt the thunder and it shook us," she said."it scared us"
Witness at Venice Beach saw man give CPR to lightning-strike victim "He was purple " she said. "He was not responding."
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