We are sorry to announce that the Southport Yacht Club’s Flea Market event scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a possibility this event will be rescheduled for a future date. This was going to be a major fundraiser for Oak Island Water Rescue, and we sincerely appreciate […]
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The 2020 water rescue season started quickly this afternoon with a report of a 20 year old man that jumped from the Yaupon Pier. He was holding on to one of the pilings, and the waves were thrashing him pretty hard against it. Most of you know those pilings are covered in barnacles, many of […]
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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Oak Island Parks and Recreation hosted their annual Mardis Gras by the Sea Parade. The weather was beautiful this year and for the first time we used our drone in the parade to capture some great video of the event. Have a look!
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With today being International Women’s Day, we share with you two of our favorite ladies, Melissa and Nancy. Both are long time members of Oak Island Water Rescue and critical to our success. Melissa handles most of our grant applications, helps with fundraising, and has been integral on several saves, including last summer’s rescue of […]
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The Army Corps of Engineers had released an updated hydrosurvey of Lockwood Folly Inlet. This appears to show some improvement over the last one, but extreme care must always be taken when operating in or near the inlet.
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On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Special Olympics hosted a fundraiser and very fun event at Middleton Park that culminated with a Polar Plunge on the beach. We worked with them to promote the event, as well as our food drive, which was going on concurrently. It was a huge success! You donated 2 full truckloads […]
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