Year: 2020

Special Olympics Polar Plunge and OIWR Food Drive

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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CPR and First Aid Training

While we are certainly most active from April through September, Oak Island Water Rescue trains throughout the year. February is our traditional month to re-certify all members in CPR and First Aid. Oak Island Fire Department provides this training to us, and we appreciate them very much! We did this training last week at Fire […]

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge this Saturday!

Just a reminder, the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Oak Island Water Rescue Food Drive are happening this Saturday! There will be a lot of fun events in Middleton Park all afternoon and we hope to see everyone out there! WECT ran a story Saturday morning about the event, check it out.

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WECT Story on Sand Build-Up

WECT recently did a story about the sand build-up in the Lockwood Folly Inlet. It is worth a quick watch!

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Lockwood Folly Inlet Remains Dangerous

The Army Corps of Engineers posted a new Hydrosurvey of the Lockwood Folly Inlet. The marked channel of the Lockwood Folly Crossing has been dredged and the channel markers have been re-positioned. It doesn’t appear that any changes were made to the Lockwood Folly Inlet or to the Eastern Channel as the Hydrosurvey shows both […]

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Lockwood Folly Inlet Still Shallow and Narrow

The Army Corps of Engineers has released an updated Hydrosurvey of the Lockwood Folly Inlet. Surveyed on 02/02/2020 and released 02/07/2020. The Lockwood Folly Crossing at Marker 47A still shows dangerous shallow depths in the charted channel. In the Inlet, it is extremely narrow at the inlet opening and remains very shallow over the breaker […]

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Oak Island’s Visible Historic Shipwreck

The Civil War Blockade Runner “Bendigo” can be seen at low tide off of Oak island’s “The Point” which is the Westernmost edge of the island. The Bendigo rests in the shallows, off shore, just East of the main channel of the Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The Bendigo ran aground on the sandbar in the early […]

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Charlie is Retiring

We really don’t like goodbyes. Seriously, we hate them. Our beloved team member, Charlie, has retired from Oak Island Water Rescue. He gave us this gift at our Christmas party last month, and we won’t miss him at all. He is basically a bum, not good for anything really, and served mostly to slow us […]

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Saying Farewell to Carl

We are saddened to have to say farewell to one of our finest, Carl. He and his family are leaving the Oak Island area to assist family members in Maryland and we will certainly miss them all. In case you didn’t know, Carl was responsible for nearly all the posts on the Oak Island Water […]

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