Nags Head Ocean Rescue Team Places Third Overall in Regional Lifesaving Competition
Members of Nags Head's Ocean Rescue team placed 3rd overall and 2nd in their division at the South Atlantic Lifesaving Association Regional competition held in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on July 14 and 15, 2021.
With 50 or more members this year, Nags Head competed in the big beach division for the first time, beating squads from Jacksonville Beach, FL, Virginia Beach, VA, Hilton Head, and Horry and Charleston Counties, SC. In the overall ranking, Nags Head placed behind only Wrightsville Beach and Atlantic Beach, NC.
The annual competition, which was last held in Nags Head in 2018 at Jennette's Pier, includes events such as the beach and paddleboard relays, the run-swim-run contest, and a surf race.
Pictured from left, starting in the back row: Coleman Flynn, Tyler Burch, Pat O’Keefe, Shawn Kenny, Bryce Green, Chad Motz, Thomas Lafontaine, Will Garman, Payton Savage, Ken Savage *Alumni, and John Kenny.
From left in the front row: Danielle Kimball, Megan Buchanan, Sarah Knie, and Sarah Daniels
Beachgoers in Nags Head truly reap the rewards of such a professional and well-trained ocean rescue team!