Lifeguard stand breaks apart at Wrightsville Beach during Hermine arrival

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) —¬†Even though it’s Labor Day weekend a lifeguard stand was empty when a gust of wind knocked the stand over this afternoon.

Lifeguard stand number #6 at Wrightsville Beach split in half. The bottom half of the stand stayed in place. The top of the stand has a new home about 25 feet away.

Stand #6 Wrightsville Beach
The base of a lifeguard stand at Wrightsville Beach is left without its top after wind from Tropical Storm Hermine knocked it over on Sept. 2, 2016. (Photo: John Rendleman/WWAY)
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The stand was apparently built without any reinforcements. The exposed nails held the stand together for years, but it could not handle Hermine.