Author: Todd Osborne

5-6 Subjects Stuck on Sandbar

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department, to “The Point” in reference to 5-6 people who appeared to be stuck on a sandbar during a rising tide. We responded with 2 trucks, our surf-launch boat, and drone to Kings Lynn Drive and searched for the people in distress. There were no signs of […]

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Two Float Calls in 20 Minutes

We responded to a call about a float or raft offshore near the Oak Island Pier. As we arrived, we learned the people involved were safely back on shore and were not in danger. We spoke with them, and their waving to a passing boat was mistaken as signaling for help. As we were returning […]

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Investigate Float Offshore (Part 2)

We were dispatched to the beach near 30th Place West for a report of a raft seen offshore. From the description, we knew this was the same raft from earlier in the day. Since the water conditions were now somewhat better, we decided to go ahead and launch our surf boat to get it out […]

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Investigate Float Offshore

We were dispatched to the beach near 29th Place East for a report of a raft seen offshore. Upon arrival, Oak Island Police Department advised us they were able to see the raft near Ocean Crest Pier and that nobody was on it. We were also stopped enroute by a gentleman on East Beach Drive […]

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About Yesterdays Marine Life Investigation

This post is going to be much longer than normal because we need to properly explain how we do things at Oak Island Water Rescue regarding social media and discuss our goals, intentions, logic, and reasoning. We see social media videos about sharks and other marine activity and we do not post about it routinely […]

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Medical Transport at SE 63rd Street Access

We were dispatched for an older gentleman who was found unresponsive on the beach. When we arrived, he was doing much better but still needed to be medically cleared. Oak Island Fire Department assisted us in moving the patient to a waiting Brunswick County EMS ambulance for transport.

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Investigate Marine Animal Activity

Starting early in the morning, we received several calls, messages, photos, and videos of large marine animals active very close to the shore from SE 43rd Street to west of Ocean Crest Pier. We investigated with members on the beach as well as flying our drone. The fin of one large fish was seen in […]

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Surfing Accident

We were requested this morning by Oak Island Fire Department to provide a medical transport off the beach for a young man involved in a surfing accident near 54th Place West. Truck 4482 was already on the west end of the island conducting hovercraft training, so the crew was able to arrive very quickly. They […]

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Group Trying to Rescue Child on Float

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department, to the beach near Keziah Street for a report of a child far out on a float. It was reported that 4 adults were trying to reach the child, were unable, and all appeared in distress. We responded with our surf-launch boat 4491 and supporting crew […]

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Non-Emergency Transport

Just before 3:30 PM, we were requested by Oak Island Fire Department to assist with moving an elderly lady from the beach to her car. And that is pretty much where this story ends… 🙂

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