Windblown beach umbrella hits, kills woman in Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia woman has died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach.

Police identified the woman  as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk of Chester, Virginia. 

Virginia Beach police spokesman Officer Patrick Kane says the umbrella was anchored in the sand when a strong gust of wind carried it, hitting the woman.

Kane says emergency crews responded after receiving a 911 call about a woman in cardiac arrest.

When medics arrived, they found the woman with a life-threatening injury. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died.  The incident is under investigation. Kane says there's no evidence of foul play.