Wind-tossed beach umbrella kills woman in Virginia
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:42 - A wind-driven beach umbrella struck and killed a 55-year-old woman in Virginia Beach, Virginia, local police said.
The woman, Lottie Michelle Belk, of Chester, Virginia, was hit when a strong gust of wind tossed the anchored umbrella across the sand on Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Beach police said in a statement.
Belk was struck in the torso and went into cardiac arrest.
Emergency personnel transported her to a hospital, where she died, the statement said.
"There is no evidence of foul play," police said. Virginia Beach is about 110 miles south of Washington.
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