Author: Todd Osborne

3 Kayaks Stuck in Windy Conditions

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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Female Stuck on Sandbar on Bald Head Island

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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Sailboat Stuck on Sandbar in Lockwoods Folly Inlet

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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We Have a Hovercraft!

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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Boat Collided with Dock

We were dispatched to the Intercoastal Waterway for a report of a small boat that crashed into a dock near the 900 block of West Yacht Drive. We were cancelled before we left the station because the man involved was already on the dock and being treated by EMS.

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SpaceX Rocket Mistaken as Flare

We were dispatched to the beach to the 1600 block of East Beach Drive to investigate a possible flare sighting. A caller had seen what they thought was a flare, but after further investigation it was discovered what they actually saw was a SpaceX rocket that had launched from Florida and was clearly visible off […]

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4 Kayaks In Distress

Just prior to 12:00 noon today, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol were dispatched to “The Point” at the west end of Oak Island for a report of four kayakers in distress. The information from the 911 caller was that four kayakers […]

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Medical Transport from The Point

Just after 7:30AM we were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, Brunswick County EMS, and St. James EMS, for a serious medical issue at The Point. We were called primarily to transport the patient and emergency crews to and from the scene, which was difficult to access without off-road vehicles. […]

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Possible Boat Fire Off SE 58th Street

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to the beach near SE 58th Street for a report of a boat 100 yards out that was possibly on fire. When we arrived, it was apparent the boat was actually a fairly large ship, was much further from shore, and […]

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Two Boys Struggling West of Pier

We were dispatched to an area near the Oak Island Pier for a report of 2 boys on boogie boards struggling well offshore. We were cancelled enroute when the boys made it safely back to shore.

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