Tragically, a 16-year old boy visiting from Missouri drowned in the ocean at Emerald Isle on July 28. Thankfully, a 13-year old boy from the same group was rescued by brave bystanders on the beach, and the bystanders were assisted by a Town "rescue tube" in place at the Bluewater Drive public beach access.
The Town has installed "rescue tubes" at several public beach access locations in recent years, with many sponsored by concerned citizens. The Town is now seeking to expand the "rescue tube" program to all public beach access locations in Emerald Isle, and welcomes any new sponsors. The Town's initial cost to install a new pole, sign, and "rescue tube" is $90, and we hope to add up to 50 more locations prior to the 2016 tourism season.
If you'd like to sponsor a "rescue tube" in your neighborhood, please contact Alesia Sanderson, Parks and Recreation Director, at 252-354-6350 or email@example.com . Once installed, the Town will provide all necessary maintenance and replacement of "rescue tubes" in Emerald Isle.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:14:00 PM