Windblown beach umbrella hits, kills woman in Va.

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.


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