South Carolina woman dies after being impaled by umbrella near Myrtle Beach

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According to the coroner, a South Carolina woman died after she was impaled by a beach umbrella near Myrtle Beach.

Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said the beach umbrella was carried by wind just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Garden City beach. Garden City is more 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach.

The woman was struck and impaled by the umbrella and taken to the emergency room, Willard said. 

Willard said Tammy Perreault died from chest trauma at 1:30 p.m. 

Willard said Perreault was 63 years old and from Garden City.

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