We, along with Oak Island Fire Department, were dispatched the The Point regarding a man that had fallen off a longboard into the cold water. He was reported to be struggling in the water and unable to get back on the board, or stay on the board. We took 4491, our surf-launch boat, from it’s […]
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We were dispatched for a report of a 10 year old boy that was stuck on a sandbar just north of The Point in Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The tide was rising, causing current to push him further from shore until he reached a sandbar. He was wearing a life jacket, but was unable to paddle […]
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A 911 caller reported a brush fire burning on Sheep Island and Oak Island Fire Department requested our assistance to transport firefighters from The Point to the location of the fire. Upon arrival, it was determined the fire was actually on the mainland side of Lockwoods Folly Inlet and Tri-Beach Fire Department handled the fire.
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A gentleman called 911 and advised the operator that he was having a medical emergency on a sailboat that was anchored near the intersection of Davis Canal and the Intercoastal Waterway. We responded by launching boat 4490 from Blue Water Point Marina and our 2-man crew quickly found the man. He was loaded onto our […]
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Just prior to 1:30 pm today the Sheriff’s Office C-Com (911 center) received a 911 call that three kayakers were stranded due to the wind and unable to make it back to shore near the west end of the island off Kings Lynn Drive. Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police […]
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At 7:36 PM, officials from Bald Head Island requested mutual aid to rescue a female that was stuck on a sandbar in a creek. It was reported that she was cold and wet, and had been stuck for over 2 hours. It was a chilly evening, with temperatures in the mid-40s with a brisk north […]
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At 10:00 this morning, right at low tide, we were dispatched for a sailboat stuck on a sandbar in the Lockwood Folly Inlet. As with most of our calls, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, United States Coast Guard, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and NCMF Marine Patrol were also alerted. We […]
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Mud, swamps, tidal creeks…. these very shallow areas that surround Oak Island change dramatically with the rise and fall of the tide where high grass and oyster beds make it difficult, if not impossible, for any of our three boats to access victims in those locations. If we have an Achilles heel, the marsh areas […]
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