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Pennsylvania Woman Wounded by Windswept Umbrella on Ocean City Beach

Posted: Jul 22, 2018 4:46 PM Updated:
Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach Beach-goers relax in the sun at Ocean City Beach

OCEAN CITY, Md. - A scary scene on the Ocean City beach Sunday afternoon after a Pennsylvania woman was wounded by a windswept umbrella.

Ocean City Beach Patrol said the incident happened on the 54th Street beach, and they received the call just after 3 p.m.

Beach Patrol said an unattended umbrella swept by the wind pierced the woman's skin on her upper left chest. However, Captain Butch Arbin who was on scene said it was a non-life threatening injury.

Beach Patrol said the 46-year-old victim was medevaced to PRMC.

Beach patrol said it's important visitors take steps to prevent their umbrellas from getting swept up in the wind. That means rocking the whole umbrella pole back and forth until 18 to 24 inches of the pole are beneath the sand, as well as making sure the umbrella is tilted into the wind.

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