I was recently alerted to a story about a 13 year old Boy Scout, Ryan Krank, who was vacationing on the island last May. Out on the beach he and his father noticed three women who were caught in a rip current. One of the women was in serious trouble, and Ryan went to the rescue. For his bravery he was recently honored with a Boy Scouts of America Heroism Award, only one of 3000 such awards given since they were established in 1923.
You can read more of the story here: http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_boyscout_0107jan07,0,746231.story
Ryan, your courage, bravery, and selflessness are an inspiration to us all. Thank you!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news113009.htm.