Woman dies after being impaled by umbrella at SC beach, officials say

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A South Carolina woman died Wednesday after being struck and impaled by a beach umbrella at Garden City beach, WPDE reports.

The incident happened at approximately 12:40 p.m., according to Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.

Willard said the beach winds carried the umbrella that then impaled 63-year-old Tammy Perreault. She was taken to Waccamaw ER, where she died, Willard said.

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Scotty’s Beach Bar at Surfside beach, a community in Garden City Beach, also posted about the incident.

“Today with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of a dear friend and kind hearted local, Tammy Perreault. Some things we will never begin to understand but what we do know is no one has a bad thing to say about this woman. To be as sweet as her day in and day out should be a goal for all,” the post read.

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