Last night, C-Com dispatched Oak Island Water Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, and Oak Island Police Department for a report of a floating object (possibly a person) near the 5100 block of West Beach Drive. Due to the rising tide and current flowing in a westerly direction, the object was located near the 6300 block of West Beach Drive.
Bobbing in the surf, the object appeared to be an overturned boat. On closer inspection, the object was determined to be a very large log (approximately 30’ long) with the trunk sticking out of the water.
It is difficult to identify the object in this photo, which is why our night optics (NVG & FLIR monocular) are so valuable to the team. These devices assist us in quickly assessing the scene for victims and hazards.