A 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck 14 people at Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
Twelve other people were injured on the beach, with one still in a critical condition in hospital.
A 57-year-old man was also hit on a golf course on Catalina Island.
A witness earlier described seeing a "big flash of light and a boom" when the lightning struck.
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