At 10:21 PM, we were dispatched the The Point, along with Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, and Holden Beach Police, to locate a man that had parked his car there and told a family member he was planning to swim to Holden Beach. We responded with 2 boats, both of which were launched from Blue Water Point Marina with night-vision gear. The boat crew-members searched Montgomery Slough, Lockwoods Folly Inlet, the Intercoastal Waterway, and beach area around the point. Truck 4482 then went on the beach, very close to high tide, at The Point and drove around to the far west end, where we then launched our drone with an infrared camera. After nearly 2 hours, the search was called off for the evening.
Fortunately, the man was found by police several hours later, on land, and nowhere near The Point.