Thursday, December 1, 2022

Oak Island first-responders called to beach for resuscitation efforts

OAK ISLAND — Right before 5:30 p.m. Monday, Brunswick County area first responders were called to the beach access near 29th Pl. East for what was reported as a drowning. The 911 Center told officials the patient was out of the water with a bystander conducting CPR.

As officials arrived on the scene — Oak Island Water and Rescue, Oak Island Fire Department, Oak Island Police Department, Brunswick County EMS, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Marine Patrol, and United States Coast Guard — it was determined to be a medical event, not a result from a swimmer in distress.

Care was being conducted by beachgoers, including a physician. Agencies began advanced cardiac life support on the beach and transferred the patient to the ambulance on E Beach Drive. Despite extended resuscitation efforts, the patient did not survive, according to officials.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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