A 46-year-old Pennsylvania woman was in a stable condition at a Salisbury hospital on Monday after being spiked in Ocean City by a wind-blown parasol in her chest, officials said.
"She's fine" She's recovering, "said Gwenn Garland, spokeswoman for the regional office's regional office.
The woman who was not identified sat at 15:10 on the beach Sunday, as a gust of wind was unattended City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said she was chasing down the umbrella, […] Emergency crews cut off the end of the umbrella and left the tip in her chest until she reached the medical center, Waters said, keeping the woman awake and conscious, she said. 1
"It's just a clear example Like, if an umbrella is not installed properly or left unattended, it only takes a gust of wind to make it a very serious hazard to someone. " , she said.
Such incidents, though rare, are not unprecedented. Last week in New Jersey, piercing a parasol "And five to seven years ago, an umbrella has spiked a person in Ocean City," Waters said.
Some beach communities in the United States have banned tents and canopies in recent years, including safety concerns, Rehoboth Beach, Del., Canopies and tents except f or small tents designed for toddlers, although umbrellas are still allowed.
Waters said that Ocean City has broader beaches than Rehoboth, adding, "We do not have a density issue they came up with."
She said Sunday incident emphasizes that beach visitors must ensure that the umbrellas are visited and properly secured in the sand.
"The safety of the Umbrella is a regular topic of discussion for our beach patrol members," she said.