‘They are a collapse hazard’: Kill Devil Hills officials warn against digging holes too deep

Beach Safety

Photo Courtesy – Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) — Officials in Kills Devil Hills are warning residents and tourists from digging deep holes at the beach.

In a recent post on social media, members of the Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue posted a photo of one of their staff members standing inside a huge hole. The top was nearly at the level of his head.

“Holes that are dug this deep are hazardous to our patrons, our emergency vehicles, and even sea life,” officials said in the post.

They added that deep holes are considered a collapse hazard can result in serious injury or death.  

“If you’re digging, please keep it knee to thigh deep. Remember at the end of your day to refill holes, remove your equipment and dispose of any litter before leaving the beach!”

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