Category: Responses

Dog Out Too Far

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department for a report of a large dog that was about 100 yards offshore after chasing some birds. He was leashed but pulled away from his owner to chase the birds and was reported to be struggling in the water and unable […]

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Two People Stuck on Sandbar

Yesterday at 4:47 pm, Oak Island Water Rescue and Oak Island Fire Department were dispatched for a report of two persons who had gone out to a sandbar (at lower tide) between the Kings Lynn Drive side of the point and Sheep Island. After the arrival of Oak Island Fire Department’s Engine 171, it was […]

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Male Struggling After Falling Off Longboard

We, along with Oak Island Fire Department, were dispatched the The Point regarding a man that had fallen off a longboard into the cold water. He was reported to be struggling in the water and unable to get back on the board, or stay on the board. We took 4491, our surf-launch boat, from it’s […]

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10 Year Old Boy Stuck on Sandbar

We were dispatched for a report of a 10 year old boy that was stuck on a sandbar just north of The Point in Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The tide was rising, causing current to push him further from shore until he reached a sandbar. He was wearing a life jacket, but was unable to paddle […]

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Transport Firefighters to Brush Fire

A 911 caller reported a brush fire burning on Sheep Island and Oak Island Fire Department requested our assistance to transport firefighters from The Point to the location of the fire. Upon arrival, it was determined the fire was actually on the mainland side of Lockwoods Folly Inlet and Tri-Beach Fire Department handled the fire.

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Medical Emergency on Sailboat

A gentleman called 911 and advised the operator that he was having a medical emergency on a sailboat that was anchored near the intersection of Davis Canal and the Intercoastal Waterway. We responded by launching boat 4490 from Blue Water Point Marina and our 2-man crew quickly found the man. He was loaded onto our […]

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3 Kayaks Stuck in Windy Conditions

Just prior to 1:30 pm today the Sheriff’s Office C-Com (911 center) received a 911 call that three kayakers were stranded due to the wind and unable to make it back to shore near the west end of the island off Kings Lynn Drive. Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police […]

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Female Stuck on Sandbar on Bald Head Island

At 7:36 PM, officials from Bald Head Island requested mutual aid to rescue a female that was stuck on a sandbar in a creek. It was reported that she was cold and wet, and had been stuck for over 2 hours. It was a chilly evening, with temperatures in the mid-40s with a brisk north […]

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Sailboat Stuck on Sandbar in Lockwoods Folly Inlet

At 10:00 this morning, right at low tide, we were dispatched for a sailboat stuck on a sandbar in the Lockwood Folly Inlet. As with most of our calls, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, United States Coast Guard, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, and NCMF Marine Patrol were also alerted. We […]

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Boat Collided with Dock

We were dispatched to the Intercoastal Waterway for a report of a small boat that crashed into a dock near the 900 block of West Yacht Drive. We were cancelled before we left the station because the man involved was already on the dock and being treated by EMS.

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