Coast Guard assists kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard assists kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach, NC
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach Sunday morning. At 7:23 a.m., New Hanover 911 dispatch notified Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders in Wilmington that a 32-year-old male kayaker was stranded on Figure Eight Island near Masonboro Inlet due to wind and rain. A 29-foot...

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 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...

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...

Coast Guard assists 5 in vessel taking on water near Carolina Beach

Coast Guard assists 5 in vessel taking on water near Carolina Beach
USCG File PhotoWILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard came to the aid of five people after their vessel began taking on water near Carolina Beach Sunday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a report at about 8 a.m. that a 33-foot pleasure craft was taking on water with five people aboard approximately 15 miles southeast of Carolina Beach. A 45-foot...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off island near Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 off island near Wrightsville Beach, NC
USCG File Photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach rescued two people Sunday night after their boat reportedly struck the jetties near Masonboro Inlet. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report from New Hanover County Emergency Dispatch personnel that two people swam to Masonboro Island after their 27-foot boat struck the jetties and started taking on...

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...