HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A girl was impaled Wednesday in Yard City by a seashore umbrella in what appeared to be a freak accident.
According to the Horry County Coroner, Tammy Perreault, 63, of Surfside Beach, was struck and impaled by a seashore umbrella that was carried by the wind around 12:40 p.m.
Struggling from chest trauma, she was taken to Waccamaw ER wherever she succumbed to her accidents at 1:33 p.m.
Perreault was to begin with offered professional medical care by off-obligation medical gurus and great Samaritans when awaiting very first responders according to Thomas Bell, a spokesperson for Horry County Unexpected emergency Administration.
“This is a horrible loss, and we know our community is hurting,” explained Bell. “Our feelings are with the loved ones and friends of the target as they navigate via this challenging time.”
Scotty’s Beach front Bar in Surfside Seashore posted on social media about Perreault and the loss.
“Today with hefty hearts we mourn the loss of a dear good friend and kind-hearted regional, Tammy Perreault. Some factors we will in no way start off to understand but what we do know is no 1 has a undesirable detail to say about this girl. To be as sweet as her working day in and working day out ought to be a purpose for all.”
It’s not unheard of for seaside umbrellas to result in severe accidents or loss of life.
The U.S. Customer Product or service Basic safety Commission estimates that there were about 2,800 unconfirmed beach front umbrella-similar accidents between 2010-2018.
Horry County is investigating the specifics of the incident.
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