As reported on Monday, beachgoers watched in disbelief as the woman was suspended for a few seconds several feet off the ground, before being dropped onto the sand.
The report was based on eyewitness accounts of the incident, and the article appealed to her to ring the Newsdesk.Helen Voak, who contacted the JEP after being urged to do so by her children, explained that the incident began with her beach umbrella fluttering in the breeze,She thought it was time to lift it out of the sand and pull it down in case the breeze carried it down the beach, to the annoyance of other beach users, but as she lifted it up, the wind caught it.’I felt a tremendous tug on my arm,’ she said, ‘and then I was spun round slightly and lifted off the ground.
I let go, and landed on my side in the sand, about eight feet away.
When I had gathered my thoughts I found I had slightly grazed my arm.
I just came out feeling as if I had a fall.’