(ASBURY PARK PRESS) -- SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — A woman was taken to the hospital after being impaled by a beach umbrella on the sand near Hiering Avenue Monday evening, police said.
A 67-year-old woman from London, United Kingdom, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune after a portion of an aluminum umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven entirely through "due to the force of the wind," borough police Det. Steve Korman said.
Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 4:30 p.m. and Seaside Heights Assistant Fire Chief William Rumbolo cut the stretcher, the portion of the umbrella that connects to the frame, to free the woman, Korman said.
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