Coast Guard medevacs Uruguayan naval cadet 46 miles off North Carolina

Coast Guard medevacs Uruguayan naval cadet 46 miles off North Carolina
Coast Guard crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach transfer a patient to a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City 46 miles off the coast of North Carolina during a search and rescue case August 7, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Ward) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a Uruguayan naval cadet from a training...

Coast Guardsmen rescue drowning man off Wrightsville Beach, NC

Coast Guardsmen rescue drowning man off Wrightsville Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Two Coast Guard members helped rescue a man from drowning 20 yards off Wrightsville Beach Monday evening. Petty Officer 3rd Class Forrest Jones and Fireman Kyle Boeckmann, boat crew members at Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, were standing on the station pier at 8:25 p.m. when they heard nearby shouts for help. The Coast Guardsmen grabbed a life ring and heaving line bag...

Coast Guard, NC Wildlife Resource Commission and good Samaritan rescue sea turtle

Coast Guard, NC Wildlife Resource Commission and good Samaritan rescue sea turtle
Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach crewmembers hold a sea turtle they helped to rescue near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, May 14, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd class Brandyn Napolitano) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and a good Samaritan rescued an injured sea turtle on Monday, less than a mile off Wrightsville Beach. The...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from capsized boat near Cape Fear, NC

Coast Guard rescues 5 from capsized boat near Cape Fear, NC
Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water approximately 15 miles east of Cape Fear Tuesday. One of the individuals from the 48-foot boat contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 5:15 p.m. and reported that their boat was taking...

Coast Guard helps 2 men to safety after their boat hit an object off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard helps 2 men to safety after their boat hit an object off North Carolina coast
Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Timm, a machinery technician from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, operates a dewatering pump to evacuate the water off of a sinking boat approximately 13 miles off the coast of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, on Feb. 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Nolan Jackson) WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard boat crew came to the assistance of two men whose...

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...