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Woman Impaled by Beach Umbrella in Ocean City, Spokeswoman Says

Witnesses told police a gust of wind lifted the umbrella before it struck the 46-year-old woman

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A woman has been impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella in Ocean City, Maryland, a spokeswoman says.

Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said it happened Sunday afternoon on the beach at 54th Street.

Witnesses told police a gust of wind lifted the umbrella before it struck the 46-year-old woman, a police spokesperson told News4.

Waters says the woman was conscious when the accident happened, but she says her condition is not known at this time. Waters says a Maryland State Police helicopter responded to take the woman for medical care.

Last week, a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. Authorities said part of the umbrella pierced her ankle and was driven through due to the force of the wind.

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