Windblown beach umbrella hits, kills woman in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach.

Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk of Chester.

Media outlets report that Virginia Beach police spokesman Officer Patrick Kane says the umbrella was anchored in the sand when a strong gust of wind carried it, hitting Belk.

Kane says emergency crews responded after receiving a 911 call about a woman in cardiac arrest.

When medics arrived, they found Belk with a life-threatening injury. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

The incident is under investigation. Kane says there’s no evidence of foul play.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s