Rangers and personnel from Harkers Island fire and EMS responded to a 911 call for a water rescue near the visitor center on that island on the evening of June 23rd. Six canoes containing 11 Boy Scouts and an adult were trying to paddle south on Core Sound to camp on South Core Banks when an incoming tide and high winds blew them off course and toward the north. Ranger Lance Herman responded from the visitor center, ranger Joseph Lamm from South Core Banks, and chief ranger Barry Munyan from home. The scouts and their leader were rescued and transported to the visitor center. There were no reported injuries. All twelve were wearing lifejackets.