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...

Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker near Oak Island, NC

Coast Guard rescues overturned kayaker near Oak Island, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker Saturday after his kayak capsized near Oak Island. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the distressed 38-year-old Monroe man via his handheld VHF-marine radio at about 9:38 a.m., stating the man was fishing when his kayak overturned near Yaupon reef approximately 1.5 miles south...

Coast Guard, Military Ocean Terminal personnel rescue 4 off rock jetty near Fort Macon, NC

Coast Guard, Military Ocean Terminal personnel rescue 4 off rock jetty near Fort Macon, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four people Saturday off a jetty near Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a report at approximately 3:50 p.m. that two men were stuck on the rock jetty trapped by high tide. A 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Oak Island launched at approximately 4 p.m. The boat crew arrived on...

Coast Guard rescues 2 off jetty near Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard rescues 2 off jetty near Cape Fear, NC
OAK ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man and woman Friday south of Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal near Cape Fear. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Oak Island received a report at 3:45 p.m. the two were stranded on a jetty. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island launched, arrived on scene at 4:15 p.m. and rescued the two individuals. The boat crew dropped off the man and...

Coast Guard medevacs tug operator near Southport, NC

Coast Guard medevacs tug operator near Southport, NC
A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island, N.C., transfers Brunswick County EMTs to the tug J.P. McAllister, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Todd Murray) WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday from a tug boat near Southport. Coast Guard Station Oak Island received a call from the tug J.P. McAllister at approximately...

Coast Guard, Brunswick County paramedic assist ailing man off Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard, Brunswick County paramedic assist ailing man off Cape Fear, NC
Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew members from Station Oak Island bring aboard a man in need of medical assistance off the North Carolina coast, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Nigel Ellis) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Oak Island crew members and a Brunswick County paramedic came to the aid of an ailing man Wednesday aboard a recreational vessel approximately...