Month: May 2020

Group Caught in Rip Current

Just because the rip forecast calls for good conditions, like today, never let your guard down. Fortunately this group of people were able to make it safely back to shore on their own, but strong rip currents can exist even when they are not forecast.

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Cardiac Transport Off Island

Some may be surprised to learn that a fair number of calls we respond to are not water rescues at all. And some are not even on the island. This afternoon’s call was one example. We were dispatched to help Oak Island Fire Department and Brunswick County EMS with a medical transport of a gentleman […]

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3 People Pulled Out by Rip Current

The rip currents today are published as moderate risk (Yellow Flag), but we just responded to a call near the Ocean Crest Pier where 3 people in a group were pulled out in a rip current. Fortunately, everyone is fine, but extreme caution must be exercised today.

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Potential High Rip Current Warning for this Weekend

We will of course keep an eye on the rip currents this weekend, but here is a “Heads Up” of what we expect.

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Possible Skydiver in Water Near Dutchman Creek

At 10:15 AM we were dispatched to the area near the Wildlife Ramp for a report of a skydiver who may have landed in the water. We were cancelled as we were leaving the station when all 4 skydivers were accounted for.

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Lockwoods Folly Inlet Very Shallow

The following newspaper article recently ran about dredging operations in the Lockwoods Folly Inlet and the latest Army Corp of Engineers survey shows just how shallow and dangerous the inlet is right now. Extreme care must be taken by all boaters entering or exiting at Lockwoods Folly Inlet until all dredging operations are complete. The […]

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Dropping Off Donations From Food Drive #2

Thanks to the kindness of Oak Islanders, we were able to drop off 2 truckloads of food, and $600 in cash and gift cards to the Southport/Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Bank! Awesome job everyone!!

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Report of Boat on Fire

Just after noon, we were dispatched to the beach for a report of a boat on fire. We were cancelled just as we were leaving the station when it was discovered that the smoke the caller saw was actually from a large house fire on Holden Beach. As always, we want folks to err on […]

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Food Drive #2 was a Huge Success!

Thank you all for coming out and donating food yesterday for our food drive! We had a lot of fun and collected 2 truckloads of food, as well as cash and gift card donations. Oak Islanders Rock!!

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