I recently discovered this photo in an old album. It was taken at South Point in November, 1981. If I remember correctly, the angler fell asleep as the tide was coming in.
As far as I know, this SUV (or whatever is left of it) is still out there, having gradually sunk deeper into the sand. It wasn't long before it was completely covered up.
The message: stay awake, and pay attention when driving on the beach!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about the Ocracoke Crab
Festival which was held each May from 1984 to 1989. You can read it