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Beach lightning-strike survivors recall shock, sensation of jolt
Beach lightning-strike survivors recall shock, sensation of jolt

Two men who were struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday described the sudden jolt they felt in the moments after a huge thunderclap. Stuart Archer was playing volleyball when the midafternoon thunderstorm quickly materialized. "We went about our game and then all of a sudden, there was a big flash of light and a boom, and it felt like someone punched me in the back of my head," Acher said in an interview with KABC-TV. "It went down my whole side of my right body, and my calves sort of locked up, and I fell over. And I looked up and everybody else was, you know, falling over." At least four direct lightning strikes hit at about 2:20 p.m. as thousands of...

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