Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC

Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their kayak overturned near Southport, North Carolina, Saturday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Oak...

Coast Guard rescues mother and daughter caught in rip tides

Coast Guard rescues mother and daughter caught in rip tides
A Coast Guard Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island stands with survivors after a water rescue July 15, 2017, near Baldhead Beach in Oak Island, North Carolina. Coast Guardsmen from left to right are Petty Officer 3rd Class Holden Green, Fireman Jesse Piloto, Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Brandon, Petty Officer 3rd Class David Youngs and Seaman Mazen Louden. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Station...

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC

Coast Guard hosts search and rescue summit in NC
LELAND, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel held the North Carolina Southern Region Search and Rescue (SAR) Summit in Leland, Wednesday. Members of Sector North Carolina, Coast Guard Stations Oak Island and Wrightsville Beach, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, search and rescue agencies from Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, North Carolina Emergency Management and other state and...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Oak Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man near Oak Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a tug boat near Oak Island Thursday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the tug Brooklyn at about 2:50 p.m., reporting a 57-year-old crew member had sustained injuries to his hand. A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) crew launched from Coast Guard Station Oak Island and...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 from capsized boat off Carolina Beach, NC

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 from capsized boat off Carolina Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Saturday from a capsized vessel about three miles off the coast of Carolina Beach. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a mayday call at approximately 7:30 a.m.  requesting help. Multiple agency assets launched to conduct search and rescue patterns: -A C-130 Hercules aircraft crew and MH-60...

Coast Guard assists ailing man on Bald Island Island, NC

Coast Guard assists ailing man on Bald Island Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted an ailing man after he suffered a seizure on Bald Head Island Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Coast Guard Station Oak Island at 3:55 a.m. that the Bald Head Island Fire Department requested medical transport for an 80-year-old man who had suffered a seizure. Sector North Carolina watchstanders launched a...

Coast Guard suspends search for diver 30 miles southeast of Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for diver 30 miles southeast of Cape Fear, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard search for a missing diver, 30-miles off Cape Fear, was suspended at 1:40 p.m. Friday. The search for the 48-year old man began after his diving equipment reportedly failed, Thursday. Involved in the search was a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oak Island, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, an MH-60...

Coast Guard searching for diver 30 miles southeast of Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard searching for diver 30 miles southeast of Cape Fear, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for a 48-year-old man, 30-miles southeast of Cape Fear, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified that a diver from the vessel Atlantis reportedly experienced equipment failure and did not resurface, at approximately 10:50 a.m. Watchstanders from Sector North Carolina dispatched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast...

Coast Guard transports injured man near Oak Island, NC

Coast Guard transports injured man near Oak Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard transported an injured man and two EMS personnel Saturday from Bald Head Island to Southport. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Oak Island received a request from Bald Head Island Fire Department at about 1 a.m. for transport of the 35-year-old man who suffered a head injury. Station Oak Island watchstanders notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington...