Today at 2:40 PM, we were dispatched along with Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, Brunswick County EMS, and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol for a near drowning at the McGlamery Street beach access (near the Oak Island Pier). A man had been caught in a rip current but was rescued […]
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We were paged for a report of 3 missing people, 2 adults and a 4 year old child, that had not been seen for about 10 minutes near SE 43rd Street. The call was quickly cancelled when they were found safe on the beach.
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We were paged out for a report of a sailboat capsized about 500 yards out from the 4500 block of West Beach Drive. 2 people were seen wearing life jackets and attempting to flip the boat back upright. As we were leaving the station, we were cancelled when it was reported the boaters had righted […]
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We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, at 3:36 PM to an area stretching from 6th Place East to the Ocean Crest Pier for a report of a swimmer very far out that was believed to be struggling. We arrived with a substantial crew, 2 trucks, a boat, […]
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Today Oak Island Water Rescue Chief Young and Assistant Chief Wilson had the pleasure of hosting a visit of several Coastguardsmen from United States Coast Guard Station Oak Island. It was a great opportunity to discuss each group’s operation and to take them out in Boat 4490. The capabilities and limitations of both teams fit […]
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Oak Island Fire Department requested our assistance transporting a young man off the strand in the 900 block of East Beach Drive due to a medical issue. We responded with truck 4482 and moved the man from the beach to a waiting ambulance.
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A swimmer was reported to be about 150 yards out from the Keziah Beach Access and the caller had lost sight of them. We were cancelled while enroute about a minute later when the swimmer was found safely on the beach.
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We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to the beach in the 4000 block of East Beach Drive for a report of a man on a float very far out in the water. We arrived with our surf-launch boat, drone, and large crew and began searching the water […]
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We were dispatched the beach near Ocean Crest Pier for a report of a swimmer swimming parallel to the beach, but out past the end of the pier. We determined the person was not in distress. Several local athletes train by swimming far out from the beach.
We were dispatched to the beach near the 3300 block of West Beach Drive for a report of a raft or personal watercraft that had been in one place for a long time. The reporting party had actually contacted the United States Coast Guard first and they reported it to 911 dispatch. We determined it […]
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