Venice lightning victim: Autopsy results in

Nick Fagnano, 20, was killed after lightning struck Venice Beach on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Friends and family will mourn on Thursday a 20-year-old man who died after lightning struck Venice Beach, as officials release the results of his autopsy.

The autopsy confirmed that Nick Fagnano was electrocuted when a bolt of lightning struck the water on both sides of the pier in Venice Beach, electrifying the water on Sunday. The death was ruled an accident in the report.

A private funeral is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 310 S. Van Ness Ave., in Los Angeles.

The lightning was the first in at least seven years at a California beach.



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