Coast Guard participates in Rip Current Awareness Day

RODANTHE, N.C. (CG Public Affairs)- Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., will participate in the 2nd Annual Rip Current Awareness Day at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site in Rodanthe, N.C., Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event, hosted by the Eena Project along with the Cape Hatteras National Park Service, is free to public and will provide activities and workshops to educate people of all ages on the importance of beach and ocean safety.

Participants of this year’s event include members from local and federal agencies with support from local businesses. Station Oregon Inlet will give tours of their 25-foot rescue boat during the event and provide information on rip current awareness.

The Eena Project was created by the family members of Kristina ‘Eena’ Koles who had lost her life as a result of a rip current off the Carolina coast on September 2006.

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