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VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — A woman in Virginia was killed when a gust of wind blew a beach umbrella right into her chest.

The deadly incident happened Wednesday evening at Virginia Beach.

According to WJW sister station WTKR, Virginia Beach Police said they got a call about a cardiac arrest just after 5 p.m.

When medics arrived, they found a woman suffering from a life-threatening injury caused by a beach umbrella that stabbed her in the chest.

“It kinda looked like something out of ‘The Wizard of Oz’,” a witness told WTKR. “Literally you saw the umbrella go up in the air and literally it hit the woman knocking her to the side.”

“It was probably one of the most scariest [sic] things that I’ve ever seen,” the witness said.

The woman was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

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