Woman Killed by Flying Beach Umbrella

kdonnel

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Feb 1, 2001
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Smugpugmug

DIS Veteran
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Mar 3, 2022
I heard of this happening at a beach in New Jersey a few years ago. Super upsetting for her family. I've been spending the week at Hilton Head Island and I've seen a few flying umbrellas due to the wind. I'm glad no one got hurt and were grabbed in time but every time it happened I thought of that story.
 

easyas123

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 4, 2018
If I'm not mistaken a family just recently settled with the Town? County? down at one of the Delaware Shores regarding a woman who was killed by a beach umbrella (sudden gust of wind I think) .
 

lynxstch

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Feb 2, 2001
My stepdaughter is in Myrtle Beach visiting her mother. I sent her the link and told her to stay away from beach umbrellas while they are there!
 

SirDuff

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 19, 2014
I got hit by a beach umbrella a couple of weekends ago. Luckily, I was hit by the soft canopy part and it wasn’t going that fast so no injury. But definitely had me keeping an eye out the rest of the Ike.
 

lowlight

DIS Veteran
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Feb 12, 2022
I almost bought a BeachBub last time this happened, now I definitely will. I’d feel terrible if it were my fault.
 

TLSnell1981

Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine
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Sep 15, 2006
The beach crew (on “our” beach) comes around and lowers umbrellas when it’s windy. Maybe personal umbrellas will no longer be allowed?
 








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