Outer Banks quicksand? Recent shipwreck is sinking into the beach at Cape Hatteras

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A shipwreck off North Carolina’s Outer Banks is doing something most people would think impossible: It’s sinking into dry earth.This odd occurrence is playing out at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where the 72-foot fishing vessel Ocean Pursuit ran aground on the morning of March. 1.The boat was stuck 50 yards off Bodie Island: surrounded by a few feet of water at high tide, but on dry land much of the time.Photographers were quickly drawn to the haunting site, and it was their photos posted on social media that first indicated the Ocean Pursuit appeared closer to shore and …

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