A day at the beach came to a tragic end for a South Carolina woman when she was stabbed in the chest by an umbrella, NBC News reported.
Tammy Perreault, 63, was spending Wednesday at Garden City Beach with her partner and friends when a gust of wind lifted an umbrella.
“We everyone said, 'Watch out,' but unfortunately she was in the way,” one of her friends, Sherry White, told NBC News.
“It was a normal day. No other umbrella or even beach towel flew away,” added the victim's spouse, Mike Perreault.
Seriously injured in the abdomen, the sixty-year-old was taken to the hospital as soon as possible. near where she succumbed to her injuries.
Her loved ones paid her heartfelt tributes this Monday in several American media or on social networks.
“She loved everyone and everyone loved him. I never heard her criticize anyone,” said her husband.
An investigation has been opened by Horry County to shed light on the circumstances of the accident.