Life jackets disappear from Cedar Point Wildlife Access Ramp

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Top: Life jackets attached to loaning station when program kicked off. Bottom: Loaning station on July 6th.

CEDAR POINT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning the disappearance of 35 life jackets from the Cedar Point Wildlife Access Ramp. The life jackets were made available for the public to use free by the Swansboro Sea Scouts and were purchased with grant funding from the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner program. The loaner program relies on the honor system with the goal to increase the use of life jackets and to educate the public on the importance of wearing a life jacket.

This past Independence Day, 35 life jackets were attached to the life jacket loaning station and were available for anyone who needed to borrow one for the day or weekend. The only rule was to bring it back when they’re done. When Swansboro Sea Scout officials returned to the life jacket loaning station on July 6th, all of the life jackets had disappeared and to this day have not been returned.


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On Tuesday a representative with Swansboro Sea Scouts reached out to Carteret County deputies and filed a report for larceny of life jackets. Swansboro Sea Scouts estimated the value of the life jackets totaled $1,750.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of these

life jackets is asked to contact Det. Derek Moore at (252) 728-8400 and/or leave an anonymous tip at crimetips@carteretcountync.gov. A reward up to $250 is being offered for any tip through Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest.