Category: Responses

Pink Raft Out 500 Yards

We responded with our surf-launch boat and 4×4 truck 4482 to the beach near SE 40th Street for a report of a pink float about 500 yards out in the ocean. It was unknown if anyone was on the float. We drove on the beach from SE 49th Street to SE 37th Street, locating the […]

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Near Drowning

Today at 2:40 PM, we were dispatched along with Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, Brunswick County EMS, and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol for a near drowning at the McGlamery Street beach access (near the Oak Island Pier). A man had been caught in a rip current but was rescued […]

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Missing Persons

We were paged for a report of 3 missing people, 2 adults and a 4 year old child, that had not been seen for about 10 minutes near SE 43rd Street. The call was quickly cancelled when they were found safe on the beach.

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Capsized Cat

We were paged out for a report of a sailboat capsized about 500 yards out from the 4500 block of West Beach Drive. 2 people were seen wearing life jackets and attempting to flip the boat back upright. As we were leaving the station, we were cancelled when it was reported the boaters had righted […]

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Possible Swimmer in Distress

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, at 3:36 PM to an area stretching from 6th Place East to the Ocean Crest Pier for a report of a swimmer very far out that was believed to be struggling. We arrived with a substantial crew, 2 trucks, a boat, […]

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Coast Guard Joint Training

Today Oak Island Water Rescue Chief Young and Assistant Chief Wilson had the pleasure of hosting a visit of several Coastguardsmen from United States Coast Guard Station Oak Island. It was a great opportunity to discuss each group’s operation and to take them out in Boat 4490. The capabilities and limitations of both teams fit […]

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Medical Transport

Oak Island Fire Department requested our assistance transporting a young man off the strand in the 900 block of East Beach Drive due to a medical issue. We responded with truck 4482 and moved the man from the beach to a waiting ambulance.

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Swimmer in Distress

A swimmer was reported to be about 150 yards out from the Keziah Beach Access and the caller had lost sight of them. We were cancelled while enroute about a minute later when the swimmer was found safely on the beach.

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Investigate Male in Yellow Float

We were dispatched, along with Oak Island Fire Department and Oak Island Police Department, to the beach in the 4000 block of East Beach Drive for a report of a man on a float very far out in the water. We arrived with our surf-launch boat, drone, and large crew and began searching the water […]

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Swimmer Far Off Beach

We were dispatched the beach near Ocean Crest Pier for a report of a swimmer swimming parallel to the beach, but out past the end of the pier. We determined the person was not in distress. Several local athletes train by swimming far out from the beach.