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Beach Umbrella Impales British Tourist on the New Jersey Shore

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Deanna Wagner | 18 July, 2018, 05:39

Police say a woman from England was hospitalized after being impaled by a beach umbrella at the Jersey Shore Monday afternoon.

Describing the scene, witness Ricardo Zedeya said a "really strong wind came out of nowhere, a couple of umbrellas were flying by, and one went by really quick".

Detective Korman said it was the assistant fire chief, William Rumbolo, who eventually cut the umbrella stretcher from the frame and dislodged it from Ms Reynold's right ankle.

He said that the portion of the umbrella was blunt piece from the side of the umbrella which was about 5 cm thick.

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Chander said the incident took place at 3.30pm at Siarh Baba, which has a temple by the same name and the 300ft waterfall. The waterfall is located around ten kilometres from the Reasi town on the Chenab river at an elevation of 466 metres.

"That umbrella woman was reading a book and seconds later her leg was impaled to the sand".

"It had to be cut with bolt cutters in order to move her and take her to the hospital", Mr Zepeda said.

Police said they did not know exactly how the incident occurred.

Fire crews used a bolt cutter to dislodge the umbrella and Reynolds was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Police Chief Tommy Boyd told the paper.