- Oct 2, 2020
Looks like about 3600 people a year are injured by beach umbrella in the US.
Shockingly worldwide 2 million people a year are killed by loosely secured outdoor canopies.
https://www.rmdlaw.com/personal-injury-blog/flying-umbrellas-everything-you-need-to-know/#:~:text=Flying Umbrella Injuries: Fast Facts and Statistics&text=From 2009 to 2018, a,to loosely secured outdoor canopies.
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It seems like many haven’t been to the Jersey shore, I don’t think I’ve had a beach day where I haven’t seen a flying umbrella. Ours has become airborne a couple of times.I have absolutely never considered this. There's plenty of scary things about the beach but I never considered an umbrella could get me!!
$156 is a bit pricy for the equivalent of tying a grocery bag (though a bit heavier material) to the bottom of your umbrella and filling it with sand, but it at least gives me idea to figure out how to do just that next time I go to the beach.I almost bought a BeachBub last time this happened, now I definitely will. I’d feel terrible if it were my fault.
The beach crew (on “our” beach) comes around and lowers umbrellas when it’s windy. Maybe personal umbrellas will no longer be allowed?