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Southport Yacht Club’s Flea Market Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the Southport Yacht Club’s Flea Market event scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a possibility this event will be rescheduled for a future date. This was going to be a major fundraiser for Oak Island Water Rescue, and we sincerely appreciate […]

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Mardis Gras by the Sea Parade

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Oak Island Parks and Recreation hosted their annual Mardis Gras by the Sea Parade. The weather was beautiful this year and for the first time we used our drone in the parade to capture some great video of the event. Have a look!

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International Women’s Day

With today being International Women’s Day, we share with you two of our favorite ladies, Melissa and Nancy. Both are long time members of Oak Island Water Rescue and critical to our success. Melissa handles most of our grant applications, helps with fundraising, and has been integral on several saves, including last summer’s rescue of […]

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Updated Lockwood Folly Inlet Hyrdosurvey

The Army Corps of Engineers had released an updated hydrosurvey of Lockwood Folly Inlet. This appears to show some improvement over the last one, but extreme care must always be taken when operating in or near the inlet.

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge and OIWR Food Drive

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Special Olympics hosted a fundraiser and very fun event at Middleton Park that culminated with a Polar Plunge on the beach. We worked with them to promote the event, as well as our food drive, which was going on concurrently. It was a huge success! You donated 2 full truckloads […]

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CPR and First Aid Training

While we are certainly most active from April through September, Oak Island Water Rescue trains throughout the year. February is our traditional month to re-certify all members in CPR and First Aid. Oak Island Fire Department provides this training to us, and we appreciate them very much! We did this training last week at Fire […]

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge this Saturday!

Just a reminder, the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Oak Island Water Rescue Food Drive are happening this Saturday! There will be a lot of fun events in Middleton Park all afternoon and we hope to see everyone out there! WECT ran a story Saturday morning about the event, check it out.

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WECT Story on Sand Build-Up

WECT recently did a story about the sand build-up in the Lockwood Folly Inlet. It is worth a quick watch!

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Lockwood Folly Inlet Remains Dangerous

The Army Corps of Engineers posted a new Hydrosurvey of the Lockwood Folly Inlet. The marked channel of the Lockwood Folly Crossing has been dredged and the channel markers have been re-positioned. It doesn’t appear that any changes were made to the Lockwood Folly Inlet or to the Eastern Channel as the Hydrosurvey shows both […]

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Lockwood Folly Inlet Still Shallow and Narrow

The Army Corps of Engineers has released an updated Hydrosurvey of the Lockwood Folly Inlet. Surveyed on 02/02/2020 and released 02/07/2020. The Lockwood Folly Crossing at Marker 47A still shows dangerous shallow depths in the charted channel. In the Inlet, it is extremely narrow at the inlet opening and remains very shallow over the breaker […]

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