According to the Horry County Coroner’s office, a 63-year-old South Carolina lady died from chest trauma on Wednesday when a beach umbrella blown by the wind struck and impaled her.
Tammy Perreault was hurt early Wednesday afternoon at Garden City Beach, roughly 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach.
Mike Perreault, her husband of 27 years, and four of their pals were around her when it occurred.
It was just an ordinary breezy day, he expressed. No other umbrellas, beach blankets, or anything was thwarted. Simply this one umbrella.
Except for Tammy, all ducked when the umbrella came down the beach from approximately 40 feet distant, according to Perreault.
It passed through her arm and into her rib cage, he explained. She died in around 30 or 40 seconds.
Tammy was taken to a nearby medical facility, where she died from chest injuries less than an hour later, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.
Perreault met Tammy 29 years ago at a friend’s football party.
She was one of a kind, he sobbed. After a couple of years, he proposed to her. They wedded on a Jamaican beach.
The couple came to Surfside Beach, South Carolina, around 11 years ago from the East Coast. Tammy had recently retired at the age of 62, according to Perreault.
It was always just her and he, he explained. If one saw Mike, he/she saw Tammy, and if one saw Tammy, he/she saw Mike, our pals stated. Tammy adored everyone and never said a harsh thing about anyone.