South Carolina woman killed after being impaled in a chest near a beach umbrella that was blown away in impulse of wind, local authorities said.
Tammy Perro was at the beach in Garden City when the umbrella broke anchor and struck her at around 12:40 p.m. on Horry County Deputy Chief Coroner Tamara Willard told reporters on Wednesday.
off-duty medical workers and good The Samaritans rushed into battle and assisted Perrault, waiting for Ambulance arriveofficials said.
But the 63-year-old woman died about an hour later at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital from a chest injury, according to WMBF.
“This is a terrible loss, and we know our community hurts.” – Thomas Bell, press secretary for This was reported to the publication by the Department of Emergency Management of Horry County. “Our thoughts with in family and friends of sacrifice as they go through this difficult time.”
Bar Scotty Surfside posted touching tribute to Perrault on their Facebook page.
“Today with with a heavy heart we mourn the loss of dear friend and kind local Tammy Perrault.” post said. “Some things we never begin understand, but what do we do know No one It has bad What can you say about this woman. To be as sweet as her day in and day out should to be goal for all.”
Injuries and deaths due to leaning beach umbrellas down beaches after being caught in wind is not uncommon.
End with spikes of umbrellas can become deadly after a gust of wind of wind catches into the device’s canopy and sends it flying, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The federal agency estimates about 3,000 people get injured by beach umbrellas every year.
In 2016 55-year- old Lottie Michelle Belk was killed by a beach umbrella blown away by the wind. in Virginia Beach, prompting U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner to request safety agency for review safety rules for beach umbrellas.
With mail wires