Nick Fagnano, 20, was in the water with friends Sunday when he was hit, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
A mid-day thunderstorm touched off at least two brush fires, and a man was struck by lightning Sunday on Catalina Island.
A large power outage took place early Saturday, affecting over 21,000 customers, after thunderstorms caused lightning strikes in Riverside.
A Covina woman watching an electrical storm Friday was grazed by a lightning strike on the hand.
Fire Department dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller says the man apparently was touching a construction crane when the lightning struck and was jolted, but he’s conscious and breathing.