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Woman Impaled by Flying Umbrella on Seaside Heights Beach, Saved by Fire Chief

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A Seaside Heights Beach Patrol vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A Seaside Heights Beach Patrol vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A visitor from abroad was hospitalized Monday after she was struck with an umbrella that had gotten loose from the sand.

The 67-year-old woman from London, UK, was on the Hiering Avenue beach at about 4:30 p.m. Monday when the incident took place. According to Detective Steve Korman, officers found the woman had been impaled with “entirely through her right ankle area” by an aluminum umbrella. The force of the wind led to the incident, Korman said.

Seaside Heights Assistant Fire Chief William Rumbolo responded to the scene and cut the aluminum stretcher from the frame of the umbrella in order for the woman to be transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad, Korman said.

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