Beach Umbrella Impales Sun Bather in Ocean City

A bizarre scene in Ocean City, Maryland looked like it has the makings of the opening of an episode of Six Feet Under. A woman was sunbathing when she was stabbed by a flying beach umbrella in the leg.

While the woman was not seriously hurt, it could raise any interesting tort case against either the umbrella manufacturers (or if applicable, a beach contractor renting the umbrellas). Gusts of wind are predictable and foreseeable acts of God. The question is why an umbrella would have a sharp point sufficient to stab a bather.

Source: ABC

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  4. well you need those sharp spikey ends to get through the asphalt…

  5. Nal,

    I stand corrected…..leave to ole nal. Hey, I was on the trails looking for a librarian, studious person type. I seemed to have missed you…..

    Hey nal, did they get Deep Eddy fixed? Is Eats still around. Do they still have the topless hair salon serving beer? It was out on Lamar, if I recall. So was the clothing optional laundry mat or washateria…..

  6. First Class (not The Beach Boys).


  7. “Your honor, our umbrellas are designed to provide maximum coverage from the sun based on placement. We assert that this was a particularly assertive and efficient umbrella merely seeking to provide maximum coverage.”

  8. I suppose a trolling lawyer would be reminded of the Beach Boys “Beach Baby, Beach baby Give me your name?”

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