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Oak Island crews rescue person clinging to piling after jumping off pier and into ocean

Updated: Sep. 30, 2020 at 11:41 AM EDT
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OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - Emergency crews in Oak Island rescued a person who was clinging to a pier piling after jumping into the ocean Wednesday morning.

According to a Facebook post by Oak Island Water Rescue, the individual was at the end of the Oak Island Pier and ended up in the water around 8 a.m.

Multiple units responded, and OIWR launched a boat once they saw the victim “clinging to a pier piling in the surf under the pier.” The person’s precarious situation made for “some dicey boat driving," the post stated.

The officers in the boat eventually rescued the person and they were checked out by paramedics on the shore.

Just prior to 8:00 this morning, OIWR, OIFD, OIPD, and BC EMS were dispatched for a water rescue at the Oak Island Pier....

Posted by Oak Island Water Rescue on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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