Category: Responses

Kayak Offshore Near Night

We were dispatched to check on a kayak that was reported about 1/4 mile offshore from SE 40th Street with night rapidly approaching. The wind was fairly strong and 3-4′ waves were breaking on the shore. Multiple 911 callers reported seeing a man in a kayak waving a light, as if needing help. Oak Island […]

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Caswell Beach Swimmer and Boat Adrift

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 […]

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Rescue at Oak Island Pier

WWAY TV News also covered this rescue and their story can be found here. WECT TV News reported on this rescue as well. Just prior to 8:00 this morning, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and Brunswick County EMS were dispatched for a water rescue at the Oak Island […]

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Another Pool Float

Earlier this afternoon Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol responded for a report of a person on a raft approximately 400 yards offshore, in the vicinity of the Oak Island Pier. The United States Coast Guard and NC Marine and Fisheries […]

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Unidentified Floating Object

Earlier this evening, Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department responded for a UFO (unidentified floating object) in the vicinity of the Oak Island Pier. The 911 caller was unable to identify the object and was concerned that it could be a float for children. We don’t mention them […]

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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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Paddleboarder Near Oak Island Pier

We were dispatched this afternoon for a report of a paddeboarder in distress just east of the Oak Island Pier. A witness had observed the person fall off their board and was having difficulty getting back on it. When we arrived, all paddleboarders were safely back on their boards and enjoying the nice weather.

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