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Woman dies after being struck by beach umbrella in South Carolina

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Tammy Perreault, 63, was struck by the umbrella whereas at Seaside Entry 14, in accordance with a Horry County Emergency Administration incident report.

Based on the report, witnesses mentioned an umbrella from the Sea Watch Lodge had been blown from the bottom into the air.

The umbrella tumbled “finish over finish down the seaside till it struck the sufferer on the left aspect of the higher torso,” the report mentioned.

Perreault was transferred to a neighborhood hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Dale Trevathan instructed CNN by cellphone that Perreault’s reason for loss of life was “chest trauma by the umbrella shaft.”

He mentioned the sufferer died on the way in which to the hospital.

Myrtle Seaside is situated in Horry County.