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Woman dies after wind blew beach umbrella into her chest while enjoying the ocean

By Mason White 1:42 PM June 10, 2016
Lottie Michelle Belk 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A middle-aged woman who was enjoying the beach in Virginia, died after the wind blew an umbrella into her chest, according to police.

Virginia Beach police said that 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk, dies of blunt force trauma to the chest as a result of the umbrella piercing through her chest.

Police responded to a call at around 5:00 p.m. for a woman who went into cardiac arrest near 33rd Street. When police arrived, they found the woman suffering from a life-threatening injury to the chest.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

Investigators determined that there was no foul play as a strong gust of wind blew the umbrella that struck the woman in the chest.

Police believe that she was hit with the tip of the umbrella. The coroner ruled the death an accident.