A woman who was 63 years old tragically lost her life when the beach umbrella became airborne and impaled her.
Garden City Beach, South Carolina, was where Tammy Perreault sustained an injury early on Wednesday afternoon, as reported by the office of the coroner for Horry County.
She was accompanied by her husband of 27 years, Mike Perreault, and four of the couple’s friends when the tragedy occurred.
According to what he said with NBC News, “it was an ordinary breezy day, no other umbrellas or beach blankets or anything else was derailed.”
“There is just room for this one umbrella.”
Perreault recalled that everyone, with the exception of Tammy, dove for cover when the umbrella was blown along the beach from a distance of around 12 metres.
He stated that the object entered her rib cage after passing through her arm.
“She may have bled to death in as little as 30 or 40 seconds.”
According to the Chief Deputy Coroner, Tamara Willard, who spoke with NBC News, Tammy was brought to an emergency centre following the accident, but she passed away from chest trauma less than one hour later.
According to NBC News, Perreault and Tammy first crossed paths 29 years ago at a football party hosted by a mutual acquaintance.
Through his tears, he remarked, “She was one of a kind.”
“After we had been together for a few years, I proposed to her.
We chose to have our wedding on the beach in Jamaica.
After spending their formative years on the east coast of the United States, both members of the pair eventually made the move to South Carolina.
According to Perreault, Tammy recently retired at the age of 62 after working for a number of years.
“It was always just the two of us,” was what he said to her.
“Our friends believed if you saw Mike, you saw Tammy, and if you saw Tammy, you saw Mike.
Tammy had an unconditional love for all people, and she was incapable of harbouring any ill will against anyone.
The Horry County Police Department was contacted by NBC News to enquire as to whether or not anyone had been questioned as a consequence of the event; however, the police department did not answer to the question.