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, 45, from Masonboro Island, NC

Coast Guard medevacs man, 45, from Masonboro Island, NC
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from Masonboro Island to local EMS after he reported chest pains early Saturday morning. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received notification from a 45-year-old male at 3 a.m. that while camping with his wife and four children on Masonboro Island the man had awoken to chest pains and shortness of breath. Station Wrightsville Beach...

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 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 suspends search for man near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a 58-year-old man last seen swimming at Wrightsville Beach Tuesday. The search for Charles Kuebler of Wilmington was suspended at approximately 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. The search for Kuebler included 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket, MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue crews searching for man near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue crews searching for man near Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue personnel are searching Tuesday for a man who was last seen swimming at Wrightsville Beach. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification from New Hanover County 911 dispatchers at about 5:41 p.m. that a 58-year-old Wilmington man last seen swimming at about 8 a.m. at...

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...