Current TV and Kill Devil Hills worked together on a video released Thursday that reminds visitors about the dangers of digging deep holes on the beach and the risk they pose to public safety.
Earlier this year, ocean rescue officials from Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Kitty Hawk held a joint press conference in Kill Devil Hills to discuss the dangers that large holes on the beach pose to beachgoers, ocean rescue personnel and wildlife, such as sea turtles.
The video, which includes footage from the May 20 press conference, “aims to spread awareness about the sand collapses that can occur when deep holes are dug and also highlights how large holes become extremely dangerous obstacles to unsuspecting beachgoers as well as ocean rescue personnel patrolling the shoreline in vehicles or on ATVs,” officials said.
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