New island forms off North Carolina coast

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A new island has popped up along the North Carolina coast, seemingly overnight, and people are going insane over it.

Dave Hallac, superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, told local media that Cape Point's shoreline is constantly changing, and the island could disappear as quickly as it arrived.

According to The News & Observer, four people have already died in rip current related incidents this month.

Furthermore, there could be large fishing hooks at the bottom and there have been reports of large sharks and sting rays in the area, Bill Smith, president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, told The Virginian Pilot. "It could continue to grow or soon it could be completely gone".


There's always a new place to be discovered on this little blue marble of ours.

Chad Koczera snapped a photo of the new island with his drone and posted it on Instagram with the caption, "Cape Hatteras point and the new sandbar island".

The island is roughly one mile long and located in surfing hotspot Cape Point. "Do not go alone", Dowdle said, noting that the water is particularly rough near the island thanks to strong currents and riptides. Nicknamed "Shelly Island" for its a bounty of pretty shells, the island appeared off the coast of popular vacation spot Hatteras, North Carolina, at the end of May.

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