Digging deep holes could be outlawed on NC's Outer Banks

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Officials on North Carolina's Outer Banks want to outlaw digging deep holes on the beach that can cave in or pose a peril for drivers.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reported Currituck County's Board of Commissioners on Monday will consider an ordinance banning anyone from leaving a deep pit on the beach. Violators could be issued $50 citations.

Currituck Commissioner Paul Beaumont says he saw people playing in holes 4-feet deep on Corolla's beach, then the next day saw those abandoned and new ones excavated.

He says an ambulance on a rescue call nearly backed into a hole on Corolla's beach this summer.

A Maryland man died three years ago on Hatteras Island when a hole he was digging collapsed.