Santa Monica Pier Evacuated Due to Lightning
At 9:30 am, SMPD Cleared the Santa Monica Pier
November 20, 2019
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.