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Santa Monica Pier Evacuated Due to Lightning

At 9:30 am, SMPD Cleared the Santa Monica Pier

The City of Santa Monica issued the following alert through its electronic system at 9:30 am on Wednesday morning:

An electrical storm with lightning has been reported in Santa Monica. Please evacuate all ocean and beach/sand areas. If on the beach or on the Santa Monica Pier, seek shelter indoors until the storm has ended.

In 2008, two surfers were struck by lightning on Venice Beach. One of them, a 22 year old man, died. The other man, named Bob Kilroy, was a 64 year old surfer. His 14 year old daughter Christine saved Kilroy's life by performing CPR on him until paramedics arrived.


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