A woman visiting a Maryland beach Sunday was impaled in the chest by a loose umbrella. This is 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.