updated 11:51 PM UTC, Dec 4, 2016

Windblown Beach Umbrella Kills Woman

Windblown Beach Umbrella Kills Woman

( 4UMF NEWS ) Windblown Beach Umbrella Kills Woman:

A Virginia woman died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach on Wednesday evening, according to police.

The umbrella was anchored in the sand Wednesday when a strong gust of wind carried it, hitting the 56-year-old woman from Chester, Virginia Beach police spokesman Officer Patrick Kane said. Her identity has not been released.

Emergency crews responded after receiving a 911 call about a woman in cardiac arrest, Kane said.

When medics arrived, they found the woman with a life-threatening injury. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

The incident is under investigation. Kane said there’s no evidence of foul play.

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