If you’ve spent much time looking skyward around here on sunny days, you’ve probably enjoyed watching the parachutes float down to earth. Santa Claus has even landed on our beach under canopy. This morning Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and multiple law enforcement marine patrol agencies were alerted […]
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Just prior to 7:00 pm (during a thunderstorm) Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched for a report of a swimmer in distress at the Oak Island Pier. United States Coast Guard, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and NC Marine and Fisheries Marine Patrol were also […]
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We were dispatched to the beach near SE 72nd Street for a report that an elderly man walked into the ocean fully clothed and had disappeared under the water. We were cancelled enroute when it was determined the man was safe. Like all such calls, we still respond “routine traffic” even after a call is […]
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Chief Tony Young appeared on Fox 8 News recently to discuss our ocean search operations. We have been searching the waters around Oak Island looking for evidence of debris, vehicles, etc. We are still investigating some locations, but have not yet found anything substantial in the water.
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WWAY TV News joined us yesterday evening while we were searching for cars and large debris in the water. We still haven’t found what we are looking for, but will return when the water conditions improve. It was just too rough last night to see anything with the drone, and even swimming was quite a […]
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Today Oak Island Water Rescue received a gift from part-time residents, Mary and John Moffitt. They purchased and donated a Hoshizaki ice machine and a Gladiator 17.8 Cu. Ft. refrigerator for our station. The ice machine arrived today and the refrigerator has been ordered. This unsolicited donation is a huge help as our refrigerator was […]
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The latest batch of T-Shirts are now available! The first 500 flew off the shelves, and we have now received 900 more! Shirts are $20 each and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Oak Island Water Rescue to help us repair the damage caused by Hurricane Isaias. Pick Up in Person They are in […]
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We were dispatched this afternoon for a report of a paddeboarder in distress just east of the Oak Island Pier. A witness had observed the person fall off their board and was having difficulty getting back on it. When we arrived, all paddleboarders were safely back on their boards and enjoying the nice weather.
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We were thankful for good weather tonight as we held our monthly team meeting under the setting sun. As you can see, our building is still a work in progress. In the meeting, the Chief discussed the ongoing repair work, reviewed the multiple emergency responses from last month (including the three rip current near drowning […]
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Decorative Concrete Resurfacing was at Station 44 today, polishing and applying epoxy to our concrete floors. This unsolicited donation will preserve our concrete far beyond what our budget could support. Thank you DCR! These photos were snagged from our Instagram page. It has its own unique personality and vibe. If you don’t follow us on […]
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