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...

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...