Left-behind items at Nags Head beach cause safety concerns
A day at the beach isn't complete without some chairs, umbrellas and sand toys, but some are leaving all that behind, and it's becoming a real problem on the sand after sundown.Posted — Updated
The Dare County town of Nags Head is considering ways to prevent that.
Police Chief Kevin Brinkley says more items are being left behind and that, at night, it becomes a safety concern for both the public and police who might need to respond to emergencies.
"During the daytime, they are easily seen, but at night, in the darkness, it's a totally different environment," said Brinkley.
"They're just reserving their spot, that's all that is," said Tom Harman, who was visiting from Virginia. "That's not fair."
Kill Devil Hills also passed a town ordinance allowing lifeguards to move tents out of their line of sight.
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