Coast Guard rescues family, dog near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues family, dog near Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people and their dog Tuesday after their boat began taking on water northeast of Wrightsville Beach. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a cellphone call from a mother and her son aboard a 19-foot Carolina Skiff at about 12:28 p.m., stating their boat was taking on water about two miles east of...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a grounded pleasure craft Sunday near Wrightsville Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received a request for help at about 4:52 a.m. from the male operator of an 18-foot boat aground in Shinn Creek approximately one mile from the station. He expressed concerns about his female passenger who experienced cuts on...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned fishing boat near Carolina Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned fishing boat near Carolina Beach, NC
The 41-foot fishing boat Allicat lays overturned in the Snow’s Cut canal Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Tuesday after their boat overturned near Carolina Beach. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report at 11:06 p.m. Monday stating two men, ages 25 and 35, were...

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking yacht in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues man from sinking yacht in Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man Saturday from a yacht taking on water in Masonboro Inlet. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS) crew from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received a mayday call at 9:37 a.m. while on patrol. The 60-foot yacht Somewhere in Time was taking on water with one man aboard after the yacht stuck a rock jetty. The RBS crew arrived on scene...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water off NC coast

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel taking on water off NC coast
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday from a vessel taking on water off the North Carolina coast. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a report from two people aboard the 50-foot pleasure craft Ticker Tape VI at about 11:45 p.m.Saturday, stating the boat was disabled and taking on water about 14 miles southeast of Wilmington. A 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard, Wrighstville Beach Ocean Rescue saves 2 off Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard, Wrighstville Beach Ocean Rescue saves 2 off Wrightsville Beach, NC
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — Coast Guard crews and Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue rescued two people Friday off Masonboro Inlet in Wrightsville Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from New Hanover 911, reporting a 17-foot boat taking on water on a rock jetty with a man and woman aboard. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew launched from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville...

Coast Guard, local law enforcement team up in Wrightsville Beach July 4th

Coast Guard, local law enforcement team up in Wrightsville Beach July 4th
USCG file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard worked alongside local and state law enforcement and search and rescue agencies Saturday in Wrightsville Beach from a command post at Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach active and reserve members worked with Wrightsville Beach Police and Fire Departments, Wilmington Police Dept., New Hanover Regional EMS,...

Trackside to seaside: Pit stops prepare former NASCAR jackman for U.S. Coast Guard

Trackside to seaside: Pit stops prepare former NASCAR jackman for U.S. Coast Guard
Justin Terry helps set up the pit box before a NASCAR race in Charlotte, N.C. in May of 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by J.D. Terry) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn Ever wonder what it’s like to respond to a distress call as a member of a Coast Guard boat crew, in the dark, in high winds and heavy swells? How about to work as part of a NASCAR pit crew? To be surrounded by thousands...

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach medevacs injured woman from sailboat near Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach medevacs injured woman from sailboat near Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured woman from a grounded sailboat Sunday just east of Seagate. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call at approximately 3:15 p.m., reporting a 38-foot Sundancer sailboat ran aground with a man, woman and two children aboard about one mile south of Bradley Creek near Money Island. A crew aboard a 25-foot...