Last night Oak Island Water Rescue was on the beach training in surf launch, medical care (CPR) of a recovered victim, and drone pilot operations. Here are a few photos and drone footage. The StarNews came out for the event so you may see an article on the team.
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A local animal rescue contacted one of our team members about a deer in the ocean near Southeast 32nd Street that was unable to get back to the shore. We assembled a small team of 3 members to attempt to locate and help the deer make it back to safety. We were successful in locating […]
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We just added a new flagpole in front of our station on SE 49th Street which will fly flags that indicate the current beach conditions! This is something that many in the community have asked for and we are happy to provide this service.To learn more about what each flag means, please check out this […]
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Do you know how to swim through a large wave? Standing your ground and getting slammed by a big one does not normally work out all that well, does it? Watch this interview with our Chief Tony Young that aired recently on a local TV news station to learn more.
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At 6:53 PM this evening, Oak Island Water Rescue and Oak Island Fire Department were dispatched to the beach on the east end near McGlamery Street for a report of 2 boys on kayaks out too far, not wearing life jackets, and possibly struggling to return to shore. We responded with one of our 4×4 […]
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This afternoon Oak Island Water Rescue was dispatched to the beach in the area of 5th Place West to assist Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department with transporting an elderly man that was, for a short time, unresponsive. Though he was happy and in good spirits, paramedics advised him that he should […]
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This evening, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched to the far west end of the island to investigate a report of an overturned boat in Lockwoods Folly Inlet. We responded with 2 trucks and 2 boats, enabling us to launch from shore or Blue Water Point […]
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Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched for a pontoon boat overturned in the Montgomery Slough, near the 2500 block of West Pelican Drive. Boat 4490 responded to Blue Water Point boat ramp, but access to the overturned boat was made from West Pelican Drive using our […]
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Earlier today Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched to “The Point” for a report of a child in a kayak (with no PFD) that overturned and was being pulled away from shore. Oak Island Police Department arrived on scene and confirmed that the person (actually an […]
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This morning, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched to the beach in the vicinity of Norton Street on the East end of the island for a report from a father that his daughter was too far out on a raft. We responded by sending our surf […]
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