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South Carolina woman stabbed to death with beach umbrella

A South Carolina woman died after being stabbed in the chest by a beach umbrella blown away by a gust of wind, local officials said.

At about 12:40 PM, Tammy her umbrella was knocked off her anchor and hit her when she was on the beach in Garden Her City. Horley County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard told reporters Wednesday.

Off-duty medical professionals and Good Samaritans stepped in and helped Perot while he waited for an ambulance to arrive, officials said.

However, the 63-year-old woman died about an hour later in the Tidelands from a chest trauma at her Wackamaw community hospital, WMBFreported.

"This is a terrible loss and we know our community is hurt," Thomas Bell, spokesman for Horley County Emergency Management, told the outlet. Our thoughts are with the victims' families and friends through this difficult time."

Scotty's Surfside Bar posted a touching tribute to Perreault on its Facebook page. did.

"Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend and kind-hearted local, Tammy Perrott," said the post . A few things we never begin to understand, but what we do know is that nobody has a bad word to say about this woman. It should be everyone's goal."

Facebook post remembering Tammy Perrault from local South Carolina bar
Scotty's Beach Bar commemorated local Tammy Perrott, who died at a beach umbrella on Wednesday. .

Beach Injuries and deaths from her parasol rolling down the beach in the wind are not uncommon.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the spike on the tip of an umbrella can be deadly when a gust of wind catches the canopy of the device and throws it flying.

Federal Government The agency estimates that about 3,000 people are injured each year from beach umbrellas.

In 2016, 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk died in her parasol on a windswept beach in Virginia Beach,  U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Her Warner We have asked safety agencies to review beach safety rules. umbrella.

with post wire