Emerald Isle lifeguards to host beach safety info session

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WITN) - One week after a teenager drowned at the beach, the Emerald Isle Police Department has announced it's next "PEP" education session will focus on Beach Safety/Avoiding Rip Currents.

"PEP" stands for Police Educating the Public.

The continuing program is intended to help educate Emerald Isle residents, property owners and businesses.

The sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am in the Town Board Meeting Room.

The next session on Beach Safety/Avoiding Rip Currents is scheduled for June 20th. It will be led by lifeguards under the supervision of the Emerald Isle Fire Department.

17-year-old Elijah Hinnant, of Wayne County, drowned off Emerald Isle Beach last weekend.

His body was found washed ashore on Tuesday morning.