Three hurt by waterspout in Pompano Beach

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Beachgoers scrambled to escape a waterspout that came ashore near a Pompano Beach fishing pier Friday afternoon, abandoning umbrellas, tents and beach towels that were whipped away by its winds.

Three people hit by flying debris had minor injuries, fire rescue officials told Miami Herald news partner WFOR CBS4.

The waterspout came to shore near the fishing pier north of East Atlantic Boulevard at about 4 p.m. Friday, just as more thant 400 lifeguards were participating in a regional surf lifesaving contest held by the U.S. Lifesaving Association, according to CBS4.

It threw around tents, beach toys and a lot of sand, but didn’t cause any serious damage to cars or buildings.

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