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67-Year-Old London Woman Impaled by Beach Umbrella at Jersey Shore

What to Know

  • A woman from London was hurt after a beach umbrella impaled her on the New Jersey Shore on Monday afternoon
  • An official said fire crews had to use a bolt cutter on the umbrella to free the woman at Seaside Heights and put her in an ambulance
  • The woman's current condition has not been released

A London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore Monday, authorities say.

Margaret Reynolds, 67, was at Seaside Heights Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven completely through due to the "force of the wind."

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Borough Police Chief Tommy Boyd says fire crews had to use a bolt cutter on the umbrella to free the woman and put her in an ambulance.

Luckily, at least two emergency responders were among the sunbathers -- Dr. Chris Strother and Hudson County EMT Scott Hurley -- who rushed to help.

"I carry a first aid kit so I put a tourniquet on her leg to stop the bleeding," Hurley said. 

She was taken to the hospital and is in good condition, according to authorities.

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