The Hidden Dangers of Beach Umbrellas and Tragedies They Have Caused

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Published on May 4, 2017 by techtica

As beach season approaches, a hazard may be lurking in the sand while you’re having fun in the sun: a wind-propelled umbrella. In an astonishing incident caught on video, two dozen umbrellas can be seen tumbling down the beach, propelled by heavy winds in Ocean City, Maryland. At another beach, giant runaway umbrellas have been filmed smacking people in the head as they scramble to safety. Last year, Lottie Belk lost her life after she was hit by a flying umbrella in Virginia Beach.

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