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Boy impaled by flying umbrella at Massachusetts beach

Posted at 12:32 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 12:32:02-04

GLOUCESTER BEACH, Mass. — Beachgoers enjoying a day at the beach took a turn after a flying umbrella impaled a 13-year-old boy in Massachusetts.

The umbrella flew out-of-place at Good Harbor Beach when a gust of wind passed the area, striking the boy.

The boy was impaled in his left shoulder and was bleeding badly, firefighters said.

Bystanders rushed to help him, applied a tourniquet and waited for first responders to arrive.

He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to recover.