Month: June 2021

Missing 6 Year Old Boy

Earlier this afternoon we were requested by Oak Island Police Department to assist them with our drone, in a search for a lost child near the Oak Island Pier. We responded with our drone and three drone pilots, both 4×4 trucks, and our surf launch boat. While we did not use our drone, we did […]

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Near Drowning and Medical Transport

We responded to the beach near SE 40th Street to assist Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County EMS with a medical transport off the beach. It was reported to be a near drowning that turned into a medical issue. The patient and firefighter/paramedics were driven off the beach in Truck […]

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Multiple People Stranded Near Battery Island

We responded to a call for a boat that had run aground on a sandbar near Battery Island. The boat could not be towed from the scene so the owner decided to remain with the boat until high tide so that it could be floated. The family however was worried about their children and called […]

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Float Offshore Near Ocean Crest Pier

We were dispatched to investigate a float that was reported be 300-400 yards offshore. We responded with our surf-launch boat 4491, boat 4490 to Blue Water Point Marina as backup, drone, and substantial crew. Our Chief was on-scene shortly after the call was dispatched and was able to verify the float was flipping in the […]

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Car Crash Into Davis Canal

Just before 1 AM, we were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to a section of Davis Canal near SW 24th Street for a report of a car in the water. The caller reported that she was awakened by the sound of a crash and could see the vehicle […]

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Missing Sailboarder

We were dispatched to investigate a sailboarder that people on the beach had witnessed in possible distress. He was reported to be operating a sailboard with a red, white, and blue sail about 1/2 mile offshore from The Lazy Turtle. Following an investigation by our crew, as well as Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, […]

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Capsized Boat in ICW

At 9:58 AM, we responded to an incident on the Intercoastal Waterway where a large, 4-engine boat kicked up enough wake to capsize a smaller boat, throwing the 4 occupants into the water and leaving the smaller boat submerged with only the prop shaft exposed. The larger boat did not stop, did not render aid, […]

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Two Subjects Falling Off Board

We were dispatched to the beach near 54th Place West for a report of 2 individuals struggling to stay on a board of some kind and far offshore. While enroute with our surf-launch boat, our Chief and several members already on scene made contact with the mother of one of the 2 children and she […]

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Flare Sighting East Beach

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to the beach near East 9th Place to investigate a reported flare. There were thunderstorms off the coast and we determined what was seen was likely a roman candle. No distress calls were placed to the United States Coast Guard and […]

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Kayaker Stuck Near Sheep Island

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department, to locate and assist a kayaker that had gone missing near Sheep Island. He had been boating with a friend who lost contact with him and called 911 when he could not find him after several minutes of searching. The initial report stated he was near […]

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