Author: Todd Osborne

Patient Transport

At 9:17 AM, we were dispatched to the beach in the area of West 7th Place to assist Oak Island Fire Department and Brunswick County EMS with a patient transport off the beach. It was unknown if the female suffered a cardiac arrest or drowning, but a bystander removed her from the water and provided […]

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Report of Flares Seen Offshore

If you saw or heard us last night in the area of East 29th, we were responding, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to a report of flares seen well off-shore. There were thunderstorms off the coast creating lightning in the distance, but what was likely seen was “chaff” from […]

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Report of Raft 1 Mile South of Oak Island Pier

We were dispatched along with Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for a report of a raft about 1 mile south of the Oak Island Pier. It was unknown if anyone was on the raft and was barely visible from shore. We responded with 2 trucks, our surf-launch […]

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Report of Woman Saving Dog

We were dispatched to the 4500 block of West Beach drive for a report of a woman chasing a dog far off-shore. The call was cancelled shortly after it was dispatched when she was reported to be safely back on shore, with the dog.

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Boat Taking on Water Near Southport

We responded to a call from an 18′ Jon Boat that was reported to be taking on water north of Battery Island, between the island and downtown Southport. We were advised there were 3 adults, 1 child, and 2 dogs on the boat. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol boat was also dispatched to […]

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Lockwoods Folly Inlet Dredging Delayed

The hopper dredge has been delayed from its project in Lockwoods Folly Inlet. This is the Hydrosurvey dated April 29th 2020: And this is the updated Hydrosurvey posted June 9th 2020: The work completed by the Sidecast Dredge can be seen in the comparison between the two Hydrosurveys. What is important to note is the […]

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Thank You Kevin!

Please join us in thanking Kevin for his many years of service to Oak Island Water Rescue and the residents and visitors of our little paradise. Kevin has long been a valued member of our team, and was instrumental in getting GPS routes marked in all the local creeks, made sure our facilities were in […]

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Medical Transport Near Keziah Beach Access

We were dispatched by Oak Island Fire Department to assist with a patient transport off the beach. We responded with truck 4482 to help, but the patient refused medical treatment.

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Medical Transport Near Lazy Turtle

We were dispatched to assist with a medical transport off the beach near The Lazy Turtle restaurant. We were cancelled enroute when our services were no longer needed.

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Medical Transport from Middleton Beach Access

We were dispatched to assist Oak Island Fire Department with a medical transport off the beach near the Middleton Avenue beach access, but were cancelled enroute.

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