Lightning Strikes Once

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On July 27, 2014, a bolt of lightning struck Venice Beach in Los Angeles. Nick Fagano, a 20-year-old student, died from the strike. Robert Kilroy, a chiropractor and lifeguard, was also at Venice Beach that day, and was struck by the same bolt. We spoke to Kilroy and his daughter, Emily, about what changed after his shock to the system, and what – didn't.

Robert Kilroy and his daughter, Emily Kilroy
Photo by Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson (center) with Robert and Emily Kilroy
Photo by Bob Carlson



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