A caller reported a yellow kayak out too far and possibly struggling to return to the shore. We quickly spotted the kayak, which was towing a yellow inflatable we had monitored earlier in the day, moving very slowly towards the beach in a strong headwind. We kept a close eye on the kayaker and made […]
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A caller reported a person very far out in the water but thought the person was not struggling or in danger. We watched the person, who was not in immediate danger, until they made their way safely back to the shore.
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While already on scene for the annual Oak Island Surf Off, a person who badly cut or scraped their leg was helped by Oak Island Water Rescue. Brunswick County EMS was called, but the person refused medical care and went home.
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While responding to another call, the sister of a Oak Island Water Rescue team member called him on the phone to report 2 paddleboarders out too far, without life jackets, and apparently struggling to return to shore and keep their balance. They appeared very tired and were several hundred yards off the beach near SE […]
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A concerned citizen called to report a person too far out and possibly struggling near 29th Place East. We responded with boat 4491 and additional crew, but the person was able to make their way back to shore safely on their own.
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Last week, Wilmington’s StarNews sent a couple of reporters to our monthly training to learn more about Oak Island Water Rescue, the saves we have been a part of this year, how a 100% volunteer rescue organization was started and operates, and our need to raise funds to purchase new equipment and replace aging boats. […]
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Oak Island Water Rescue and Brunswick County EMS were dispatched to the beach access near Crowell Street to transport a man who became sick on the beach. We responded with truck 4482 but were cancelled enroute.
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Just before 1AM, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched to the beach in the vicinity of SE 69th Street for the report a missing adult male. He had told his family almost 4 hours prior that he was going for a walk and did not return. […]
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At 10:30 PM Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department responded to a report of a red flare being seen offshore near 205 West Beach Drive. We responded with our surf-launch boat 4491 and an additional 4×4 truck with night vision and FLiR equipment. While enroute, CCOM advised us […]
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Oak Island Water Rescue and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched at 7:59 AM for a report of a man down on the beach near the 2300 block of West Beach Drive. Police determined this was not a medical transport call since the man was now responsive. Truck 4482, which was enroute, returned to the […]
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