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Venice Beach lightning storm victim was electrocuted, coroner says
Venice Beach lightning storm victim was electrocuted, coroner says

A 20-year-old man who died after a freak lightning storm hit while he was in the water at Venice Beach was electrocuted, the Los Angeles County coroner said. Nick Fagnano, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead late Sunday afternoon, not long after he was pulled out of the water as thousands of beachgoers scattered for cover. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Wednesday that they had listed his cause of death as accidental electrocution. The 15-minute thunderstorm struck as more than 20,000 people were visiting the southern portion of Venice Beach. All told, officials said, firefighters responded to the medical complaints of 13 beachgoers, eight of whom were taken...

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