A San Fernando Valley couple whose son was killed in a lightning strike near Venice Beach pier last summer was on hand as his former high school baseball team honored him during its alumni game on Saturday.
The mother of 20-year-old USC student Nick Fagnano, who passed away Sunday after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach, has written a touching obituary for her son.
Nick Fagnano was one of 13 people at the beach who were struck by lightning, including a part-time lifeguard who remains hospitalized. Fagnano was the only one who died from his injuries.
The man who was critically injured by a lightning strike over the weekend was “making a good recovery” Tuesday, according to an official.
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.