We recently learned that the trial program of placing rescue tubes at beach access points has been successful. A week or so ago, a 13 year old boy was rescued using one of these rescue tubes that had been donated by a private citizen.
The town of Emerald Isle, in an effort to make our beaches even safer, will be working to get the rescue tubes at more beach accesses by asking Home Owner Associations, individuals, and organizations to sponsor rescue tubes. They cost $90 and that includes purchase of the tubes, a stand and sign. The town will maintain and replace tubes as needed. The PH Board has agreed to fund the purchase of three rescue tubes. I have attached a picture of what they look like. This picture is one of three at Lands End beach access points.