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    Danger ...Unanchored Beach Umbrellas

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    When in Aruba, be very aware of the shade that you receive on the beach or at the pool.
    Make certain that the shade is ANCHORED properly.
    Beach umbrellas can become projectiles.

    Just recently @ Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Ma a child was impaled in the arm/shoulder by an airborne umbrella.
    The injury could have been much worse..........he was a lucky boy.

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    Andrea, this is a big issue at the Jersey Shore (where we are every weekend). Most casual beach goers have no idea how to properly secure their umbrellas in the sand, leave them for long periods of time unattended (when the wind can pick up) and there are regularly umbrellas blown around. Luckily we haven't seen any serious injuries.
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    It's a big issue on Cape Cod as well, even on the bayside. Best investment i made many years ago was umbrella anchor. Can't count the number of times I've been the only one left with an upright umbrella!!


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    We are on the jersey shore, too, and we use an anchor. When we go in the house to eat, we close the umbrella or if its windy, we take it out of anchor and put down on the beach until we come back out.

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    I am in no means trying to play down the seriousness of umbrella accidents. Here at the beach, we have an independent journalist (let go from the local paper due to loss of revenue), our own version of Rona if you will. This is an article from her site published a few weeks ago... and it's all true. https://www.kerrydougherty.com/allpo...parasol-patrol I apologize in advance if anyone is offended and will remove this post if asked.

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    The fact that two senators find this an issue worth spending "our" dollars pursuing is almost scarier than dodging fly umbrellas! I could think of a few more things I'd much rather hear them workings on. Great article, Walt. Thanks for posting it.


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