August 2, 2018

Hatteras Island Rescue Squad Assists
Stranded Sailboat near Cape Point

On Tuesday night, July 31, the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad (HIRS) along with the U.S. Coast Guard responded to a call to find and assist a sailboat that was being washed ashore on Hatteras Island. The sailboat was located roughly 10 feet away from the beach, close to Cape Point in Buxton.

Five HIRS crew members responded to the scene, and assisted the sailboat’s two occupants to safety. From there, the crew helped the occupants find lodgings and food for the night. No injuries were reported during the incident.

The Hatteras Island Rescue Squad is a volunteer, non-profit organization that serves southern Hatteras Island from Avon to Hatteras village. For more information, or to make a donation, visit

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