Woman impaled by beach umbrella on Ocean City beach


UPDATE: On Sunday, around 3 p.m.  first responders were dispatched to the beach at 54th Street in Ocean City, Maryland when a  gust of wind dislodged an unattended rental umbrella. The point of the wooden pole hit a 46-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was sitting in a chair. The pole impaled her right below the collar bone.

Responding Surf Rescue Technicians from the Beach Patrol, along with bystanders, controlled the umbrella as the first responders on scene began rendering aid and keeping the woman calm.

Ocean City EMS and Fire arrived and took over first aid measures. Fire Department personnel cut the wooden pole to remove the umbrella. The patient was transported off the beach and to a nearby landing zone by EMS where she was transferred into a Maryland State Police medivac helicopter and transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury with non-life threatening injuries.

Original Story follows:

Ocean City Firefighters just post this update on Facebook.

Firefighter / Paramedics are on the scene of an umbrella impaled into a person on the beach at 54th Street. Maryland State Police – Aviation Command requested for fly out to trauma center.

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