VIDEO: Nags Head lifeguard receives Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medal

Austin Fallon was awarded the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal for this rescue at Jennette's Pier in Sept. 2019. [photo courtesy Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan]

In September 2019, with Hurricane Humberto’s 8-to-10 foot swells rolling in and red “No Swimming” flags flying up and down the beach, Nags Head Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Austin Fallon rescued a man who was in distress under Jennette’s Pier.

On June 4, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded Fallon their Silver Lifesaving Medal for his heroic actions.