New island forms off North Carolina

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 11:41:30-04

A new island has formed off of North Carolina.

It's a mile long and about 300 yards wide.

It appeared off of the tip of Cape Point near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.

Officials say the current around it is as strong as a rip current so visitors should not try to walk or swim to it.

Locals say sharks and large stingrays have been spotted there.

But, the new island is a great place for seashells. Some are even calling it 'Shelly Island.'