Tammy Perreault, 63, South Carolina beachgoer killed by umbrella impalement

Tammy Perreault, 63, South Carolina beachgoer killed by umbrella impalement

Tammy Perreault Death – 63-year-old, South Carolina woman Tammy Perreault was killed on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, after a loose beach umbrella impaled her in the chest at a Garden City beach in South Carolina. According to reports, Tammy Perreault died about an hour later at the hospital from chest trauma. Tammy Perreault was the beloved wife of Mike Perreault of Garden City, South Carolina.

Beachgoer killed after umbrella impales her in the chest in South Carolina

On Wednesday, a beachgoer died after being pierced in the chest by a beach umbrella that had become loose, according to the authorities. Tammy Perreault was struck by an umbrella around 12:40 p.m. as she was visiting a beach in Garden City, South Carolina, the chief deputy coroner for Horry County, Tamara Willard, reported to various news sites. The umbrella had been dislodged from its anchoring by the wind. Willard stated that around one hour later, Perreault, 63, passed away at the hospital from chest trauma.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, beach umbrellas have spiked end that helps push them into the sand, and their wide canopies allow them to get caught up in a strong wind if they are not anchored properly. However, if the umbrellas are properly anchored, the spiked end helps push them into the sand.

According to figures provided by a federal body, beach umbrellas are responsible for the injuries of approximately 3,000 persons annually. After a woman from Virginia was murdered by an umbrella in 2016, US Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of Virginia ordered the safety agency to evaluate the safety guidelines for beach umbrellas and begin a safety campaign.

TRIBUTES

Christine Kowalski in a post on Facebook said “My news feed today was a little upsetting. You just never know when your time is up. Whether it is natural causes, freak accidents, or unavoidable accidents. I haven’t seen this couple in years…. but I remember them them from beer 30 days. And dollar general where tammy worked. She was a beautiful woman and they were a beautiful couple. RIP Tammy…. and my sincere condolences to you Mike Perreault. My heart breaks for you.”

Scotty’s Beach Bar also wrote “Today with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of a dear friend and kind hearted local, Tammy Perreault. Some things we will never begin to understand but what we do know is no one has a bad thing to say about this woman. To be as sweet as her day in and day out should be a goal for all.”

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