Eight people have been struck by lightning on Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach following a series of thunderstorms in the region.
A ninth person - reported to be a 57-year-old man - was taken to hospital after he was hit on a on a golf course on southern California's Catalina Island, authorities said.
Venice Beach experienced the extreme weather at around 2pm on Sunday, with a 15-year-old among the casualties.
The lightning strikes also sparked small brush fires on Catalina Island.
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