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Woman killed after beach umbrella swept by wind stabbed her in the chest

Aug 12, 2022

A woman has died after a beach umbrella struck her in the chest.

 

Tammy Perreault was visiting Garden City beach in South Carolina on Wednesday, August 10.

 

While there, a beach umbrella was blown from its anchoring by strong winds and it impaled Ms Perreault, Horry County chief deputy coroner Tamara Willard said.

 

Woman killed after beach umbrella swept by wind stabbed her in the chest

 

Off-duty medical professionals desperately tried to treat the 63-year-old as they awaited an ambulance.

 

She was rushed to hospital following the incident but she died an hour later from chest trauma.

 

Thomas Bell, a spokesperson for Horry County emergency management, said the community was “hurting’” following the “terrible loss”.

 

Locals and businesses in the area have paid tribute on Facebook.