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Umbrella swept by wind kills woman at South Carolina beach

Summary by Ground News
The Horry County Coroner identified the victim as 63-year-old Tammy Perreault. The fatal incident, which occurred on Wednesday, appeared to be a freak accident. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has previously issued a warning about beach umbrellas. Make sure that sand is packed around the base of the umbrella.
2 months ago·Horry County, United States

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Times of IndiaTimes of India

Woman dies at South Carolina beach after being impaled by umbrella

The 63-year-old woman, Tammy Perreault, died after reaching Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Beachgoer killed after umbrella impales her in the chest in South Carolina

Umbrella was blown away from its anchoring by the wind and hit Tammy Perreault while she was at a Garden City beach

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

Woman killed after being impaled by beach umbrella in South Carolina

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has previously issued a warning about beach umbrellas

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA TodayUSA Today

Umbrella swept by wind impales and kills woman at South Carolina beach, authorities say

Tammy Perreault, 63, was killed Wednesday after a loose beach umbrella at Garden City beach impaled her in the chest, authorities said.

2 months ago·United States
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Washington TimesWashington Times

South Carolina woman fatally impaled by airborne beach umbrella

A beach umbrella in Garden City, South Carolina, became unmoored and went flying Wednesday, impaling a local woman in the chest.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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CNNCNN

Woman killed after being struck by an umbrella blown in the wind at a South Carolina beach

A woman was killed on Wednesday after being struck by a beach umbrella that was being blown in the wind in an unincorporated area of Horry County. Tammy Perreault, 63, was struck by the umbrella while at Beach Access 14, according to a Horry County Emergency Management incident report.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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