Month: October 2020

Kayak Offshore Near Night

We were dispatched to check on a kayak that was reported about 1/4 mile offshore from SE 40th Street with night rapidly approaching. The wind was fairly strong and 3-4′ waves were breaking on the shore. Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a man in a kayak waving a light, as if needing help. Oak Island […]

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Night Training for Skydiver Rescue

Being close to an airport with active skydiving operations, we get calls for skydivers landing in the marsh and backwaters at least a couple times each year. So last night we combined our night boating and navigation practice with searching for a “skydiver” represented by 4 PVC pipes placed in the waterway, Dutchman Creek, and […]

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Caswell Beach Swimmer and Boat Adrift

This morning we had 2 semi-rare October calls. The first was from Caswell Beach where a man and his wife had been open water swimming and lost track of each other. After the man searched for about 30 minutes, he called 911. While some of our team members responded to the station to get the […]

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