Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Fort Macon personnel medevaced a man Sunday night aboard a fishing vessel 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a call from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Catherine requesting a medevac of a 54-year-old crew member reporting chest pains. Station Fort Macon...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 8 miles off Topsail Island, NC

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 8 miles off Topsail Island, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water eight miles off Topsail Island, North Carolina, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a mayday call on Channel 16 at 9:53 a.m. that a 19-foot boat was taking on water with five people aboard. Watchstanders then received a Pender County 911 call at 9:55 a.m. that the boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC
29-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing man in Currituck Sound, North Carolina. The Coast Guard began searching when Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington were notified at about 1:05 p.m. that a 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in Currituck Sound in the vicinity of Duck,...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man in Currituck Sound, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man in Currituck Sound, North Carolina, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington were alerted at about 1:05 p.m. that a 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in Currituck Sound in the vicinity of Duck, North Carolina. The...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Corolla Beach, NC

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer off Corolla Beach, NC
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a swimmer off Corolla Beach, North Carolina,Thursday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a 911 call at about 1:55 p.m. that a 30-year-old male was seen by his wife and friend going underwater and not resurfacing...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Carolina Beach, NC

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Carolina Beach, NC
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man from a fishing boat about 9 miles southeast of Carolina Beach Thursday morning. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington were notified via radio at approximately 1:30 a.m. that a man...

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands

Sector North Carolina, Station Fort Macon and Cutter Smilax crews change commands
Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, moored at its homeport of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin. Wilmington, N.C. — The crews of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Station Fort Macon and the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax all changed commands during ceremonies in Atlantic Beach Friday. Capt. Jerry Barnes passed leadership of Sector North Carolina...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Oregon Inlet, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued one kayaker in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a 911 call at about 5:30 p.m. stating that an adult male overturned his kayak and was in distress approximately 300 yards off Oregon Inlet Campground. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew launched...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from water near Masonboro Inlet, NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from water near Masonboro Inlet, NC
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach brings aboard a man from the water near Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, June 28, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bob Sylverstein) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their vessel capsized near Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard...