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North Carolina town helps emergency vehicles reach beach

Town of Oak Island

A North Carolina coastal town has acted to help rescue workers gain easier access to the beach, a move that addresses a potential issue in reaching the shore in an emergency. Officials in Oak Island say the town has 65 public beach access locations, but only 22 of them provide access for emergency vehicles. In response, the town has launched a campaign called “Keep it Free, From Street To Sea.” Prior to the July 4 holiday weekend, the town installed new signage at the emergency access locations to remind beachgoers to keep emergency paths free of cars from the street to the shoreline.