Author: Todd Osborne

Inflatable Kayak Donation

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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Latest Waterway Survey

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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Lockwoods Folly Off Limits for Shellfishing Due to Bacteria Concerns

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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Preparing for the Summer!

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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Medical Emergency on SE 74th

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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Contour Mapping

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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Mardi Gras Parade

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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