Author: Todd Osborne

Car Crash into Davis Canal (Again)

Just before midnight we were dispatched, along with Oak Island Police Department, Oak Island Fire Department, and Brunswick County EMS, for a report of a car that crashed at the end of SW Yacht Drive and ended up in Davis Canal. We were responding with boat 4490 to Blue Water Point Marina when we were […]

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Fishing Hook in Foot

Not every call is a water rescue, fortunately! The one this afternoon was for a fishing hook a lady stepped on. A visiting nurse was able to remove the hook and we provided some antiseptic and a bandage. She is back to enjoying her vacation and we needed to wash the truck anyway 🙂

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Balloon Doing Human Impression

Just after 1PM we were sent to the beach near 60th Place West for a report of “something orange” bobbing in the water 300-400 yards offshore. From the beach, it did in fact appear to be the head of a person, but turned out to be a purple balloon doing a really good human impression. […]

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Man Too Far Out from SE 52nd Street

We were dispatched for a report of a man too far out and struggling, but the call was cancelled almost immediately when he made his way back to shore on his own.

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Near Drowning at Ocean Crest Pier

Just after the 4th of July fireworks show at the Oak Island Pier, we were dispatched to Ocean Crest Pier for a report of a near drowning. Our surf-launch boat crew was still in position at the Oak Island Pier waiting for the crowd and traffic to thin out, so the crew that was manning […]

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2 Kids Swept Out by Rip Current

We responded with Boat 4491 to the beach near West 54th Place for a report of 2 children swept out by a rip current. We were advised enroute that they were back on the beach and safe. We continued “routine traffic” to verify and this turned out to be correct.

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Missing 6 Year Old Boy

Earlier this afternoon we were requested by Oak Island Police Department to assist them with our drone, in a search for a lost child near the Oak Island Pier. We responded with our drone and three drone pilots, both 4×4 trucks, and our surf launch boat. While we did not use our drone, we did […]

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Near Drowning and Medical Transport

We responded to the beach near SE 40th Street to assist Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County EMS with a medical transport off the beach. It was reported to be a near drowning that turned into a medical issue. The patient and firefighter/paramedics were driven off the beach in Truck […]

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Multiple People Stranded Near Battery Island

We responded to a call for a boat that had run aground on a sandbar near Battery Island. The boat could not be towed from the scene so the owner decided to remain with the boat until high tide so that it could be floated. The family however was worried about their children and called […]

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Float Offshore Near Ocean Crest Pier

We were dispatched to investigate a float that was reported be 300-400 yards offshore. We responded with our surf-launch boat 4491, boat 4490 to Blue Water Point Marina as backup, drone, and substantial crew. Our Chief was on-scene shortly after the call was dispatched and was able to verify the float was flipping in the […]

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