Oak Island Water Rescue is responding to an incident on the west end of the island, near the point. Boat 4490 is launching from the Blue Water Point Boat Ramp. More information will be posted as it is available. On the above call, the kayakers were able to return to shore on their own. The […]
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We’ve been talking about it for a few days now. Locally we almost had a rip current drowning (based on media reports and witness statements) at nearby Fort Fisher. The initial victims were pulled out by the rip current. At least one swimmer attempted a rescue and nearly became a victim. It is extremely difficult […]
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Oak Island Water Rescue is working to increase our capability to respond to those in need. One area we have identified as needing attention is the many local shallow creeks and marsh areas. These difficult to reach locations can be especially challenging at low tide. Today, Mary graciously provided Oak Island Water Rescue with this […]
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Here’s the latest survey by the United States Army Corp of Engineers of the AICW (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway) where it intersects with the Lockwoods Folly Inlet. As the graphics show, the recent dredging created a straight channel across the Lockwoods Folly Inlet intersection. Note how quickly it becomes shallow if the navigational buoys are not […]
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We keep our posts focused on water safety and water rescue, but here’s a rare exception as the issue is health related to our local waterway. Read the complete WWAY story here.
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We’ve been out on the water quite a bit lately to ensure the boats are ready for the upcoming busy season. It is also a good opportunity to refresh our skills and tactics.
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This morning Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County EMS were dispatched for a medical emergency on the beach near the SE 74th St beach access. Bystanders on the scene started CPR and a rapid response by the multiple public safety agencies resulted in advanced life support […]
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Boat 4490 was on the water yesterday doing bottom contour mapping on the AICW (Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway), Elizabeth River, Coward Creek, Molasses Creek, Piney Point Creek, Dutchman Creek, and Beaver Dam Creek. When we map the area waterways, we create a road map on the boat’s GPS, which allows us to respond quickly and safely. […]
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The Oak Island Mardi Gras parade was a great time yesterday. Many people came out for the event. Oak Island Water Rescue was well represented and tossed bags full of candy to the kiddos (and a few adults who yelled “Where’s my candy?”).
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