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...

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...