Toddler nearly impaled by flying beach umbrella

Toddler nearly impaled by flying beach umbrella

If you were ever in any doubt about the dangers of flying umbrellas at the beach, then think again.

Terrifying footage has captured the moment a toddler is almost impaled by one of the flying objects.

A mum was recording her 21-month-old son playing with a Frisbee in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when out of nowhere, a beach umbrella with a sharp point comes within inches of the boy.

He appears to notice it coming at him and manages to move out of harm's way.

See what happens in the video above.

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