A woman visiting a Maryland beach Sunday was impaled in the chest by a loose umbrella — the second such incident in a week to occur on an East Coast beach.
Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said the umbrella appeared to have been lifted off the ground by a gust of wind before impaling the 54-year-old woman in the chest.
Waters said the woman was conscious after the incident, but her name and condition weren’t immediately released.
A witness said the woman was impaled by the sharper end of the umbrella, which is used to drive it into the sand.
Waters said a Maryland State Police helicopter took the woman for medical care. She told the Washington Post that paramedics cut off part of the umbrellaâ€™s shaft to facilitate transport to the hospital.
Last week, a woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. Authorities said part of the umbrella pierced the womanâ€™s ankle after being blown out of the ground by the wind.
Source: Fox News