Umbrella swept by wind kills woman, 63, at beach

A woman has been killed after a loose beach umbrella impaled her in the chest in South Carolina.

Tammy Perreault, 63, was hit by an umbrella which was blown by the wind from its anchoring while she was at Garden City Beach on Wednesday, Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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