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.