A woman has been impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella in Ocean City, Maryland, a spokeswoman says.
Ocean City spokeswoman Jessica Waters said it happened Sunday afternoon on the beach at 54th Street.
Witnesses told police a gust of wind lifted the umbrella before it struck the 46-year-old woman, a police spokesperson told News4.
Waters says the woman was conscious when the accident happened, but she says her condition is not known at this time. Waters says a Maryland State Police helicopter responded to take the woman for medical care.
Last week, a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. Authorities said part of the umbrella pierced her ankle and was driven through due to the force of the wind.