This morning we had 2 semi-rare October calls. The first was from Caswell Beach where a man and his wife had been open water swimming and lost track of each other. After the man searched for about 30 minutes, he called 911.
While some of our team members responded to the station to get the surf-launch boat, 2 other members were already on the east end of the island and responded directly to the scene. They were met on the beach by Caswell Beach Police, Brunswick County EMS, and Southport Fire Department and were informed they were notified that the female was found safe, but had not yet spoken to her. Our members decided to search the beach for the lady to make sure she was okay, and not long after she was waving them down. After verifying that she was in fact the person they were looking for, and that she was fine, the call was cancelled.
Shortly after, our Chief received a telephone call from the United States Coast Guard about a possibly disabled boat drifting towards the west end of Oak Island. He put together a crew to investigate and found a boat that was drifting with the motor raised and not running, but in no distress. When our crews arrived, the boat powered up and left the scene.