Author: Todd Osborne

Jackson on WFMY TV News

Jackson, the 17 year old who nearly drowned last Saturday, is now safely at home to continue his recovery. After meeting with us at the station yesterday afternoon, he and his family finished their interview with WFMY TV in Greensboro, and that story aired on the news last night. You can watch it here. In […]

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Jackson Visits the Station

On most calls, we don’t get much information about the final outcome for the patient. Sometimes none at all, which leaves us all wondering what happened after we turned the patient over to the medical professionals. Then we have Jackson and his family… 🙂 His family posted information on our Facebook page almost immediately after […]

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Fundraiser for Jackson Boswell

Y’all probably know we are doing a September-long matching fundraiser to help us recover from Hurricane Isaias, and we very much appreciate your help! But we would like to make another request. Not for us, but to help out the family impacted by the near-drowning on Saturday here on Oak Island. We responded to the […]

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Sometimes It Takes an Island

Saturday afternoon a young man nearly drowned while playing in the surf. This was a life threatening medical condition and he was placed on a ventilator at a local hospital.Thanks to a whole bunch of helpful people, we are sharing with you a photo that Jackson’s parents shared in comments on our page. Doesn’t he […]

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Near Drowning Near Oak Island Pier

This afternoon Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County EMS responded for a possible near drowning/medical emergency on the beach at the Oak Island Island Pier. Medically trained beachgoers stabilized the patient until the arrival of Oak Island Fire Department paramedics. Oak Island Police Department provided crowd […]

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Parachute Without A Skydiver

If you’ve spent much time looking skyward around here on sunny days, you’ve probably enjoyed watching the parachutes float down to earth. Santa Claus has even landed on our beach under canopy. This morning Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and multiple law enforcement marine patrol agencies were alerted […]

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Thunderstorm Swimmers

Just prior to 7:00 pm (during a thunderstorm) Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department were dispatched for a report of a swimmer in distress at the Oak Island Pier. United States Coast Guard, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and NC Marine and Fisheries Marine Patrol were also […]

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Elderly Man Walked Into Ocean Fully Clothed

We were dispatched to the beach near SE 72nd Street for a report that an elderly man walked into the ocean fully clothed and had disappeared under the water. We were cancelled enroute when it was determined the man was safe. Like all such calls, we still respond “routine traffic” even after a call is […]

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Chief Young on Fox 8 News

Chief Tony Young appeared on Fox 8 News recently to discuss our ocean search operations. We have been searching the waters around Oak Island looking for evidence of debris, vehicles, etc. We are still investigating some locations, but have not yet found anything substantial in the water.

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Searching for Debris with WWAY TV News

WWAY TV News joined us yesterday evening while we were searching for cars and large debris in the water. We still haven’t found what we are looking for, but will return when the water conditions improve. It was just too rough last night to see anything with the drone, and even swimming was quite a […]

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