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Officer Saves Man From
\After Jump From O
?Y SUSAN USHER
polto man working in the area um
ly drowned Friday afternoon after be and a
drinking baddy jumped into the ocean from the
sad m ibe Ocean isle Beach Pier on low tide,
possibly an a due, police aay.
Ccujauuiu "Benny" Alien. 26. was "rffssri
son New Hanover Regional Medical Center in
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What ia certain ia that Alkn waa in traOMe
at aooo aa he hit the watte A friend firat tried to
rescue him using a surfboard, bat AHen could
not hold oq.
Their call far help came in to Ocean Isle
locally in the
not relented, had been drtnlftat throughout the
day, and were intoxicated at the time at the acci
dent, according to the report filed by Ocean Isle
Beach Police Officer Eric Lammoode.
"I understand they jumped on a dare, but 1
don't know that aa fact," said Chief Curt Prit
Chief Cart Prifcftsrd ssO, ssd T arcr-TrA
an the scene in two ? with ShalfHtn
Volunteer Rescue Squad firat reapondert doae
By then Allen was fieedsg is fhsst-isgji ras
ter and did not appear to be breathing.
Leaving his pistol and radio on the strand,
Lamroonds waded out to Allen and brought him
"At first be didn't gat a pulse and he and
several first respooders were preparing to ad
CPR," said Pritchard, "but then
chocked again and felt a very faint
puke and turned him on his side."
ASss was first to The Sruu? w ick
Hoapital and then transferred to New Hanover
Medical Center, where he had been in
"serious, uwi Saturday.
According to Lammonds's report, the officer
wat advised Allen had consumed large quanti
ties of seawater. enough to prohibit breathing
and was quite intoxicated.
*1 rtainir |# ja #n*? ??% jay fj83?=
monds or someone else had not rescued him, he
would have drowned," said Pritchard.
Lammonds's gun was unharmed, but a wave
washed over the officer's radio, drenching it in
saltwater. After a freshwater bath and drying out,
and it's operating fine, said Pritchard.
Coast Guard Has
T?S U.S. Cfiiii Guani BMiwi H
Oak island stayed busy last week
end, responding to requests for as
sistance from five disabled vessels
and two persons stranded on an is
land by rising tide, according to a
case report from station chief BMCS
At about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the
station's 41-foot boat was patrolling
near Lockwood Folly Inlet when it
came upon a disabled 19-foot plea
sure boar anchored near roc Buoy 4.
Although the boat was in no im
mediate danger, there were squalls
approaching the area that might
have created a hazardous situation,
Aradt said, consequently, the boat's
crew provided assistance by towing
the boat to the nearest safe haven.
On Sunday morning at about 9
o'clock, the station was called by
the vessel " RD.Q. " repotting itself
disabled anchored mii*?
south of Cape Fear River Buoy 2.
After determining that the situation
nSS SC? SS nuufuiCy, uac iiiuun
assisted by fowling a Marine As
sistance Radio Broadcast (MARB)
to give fomnirrrial salvors an op
portunity to respond
A response was received and a
salvor provided assistance to the dis
abled boat by towing it to Southport
Marina, Arndt said.
At about 4:20 that afternoon, the
?Minn was ctl!?! h* 5K v?el
"Doctor Boo, " slating that it was
disabled and anchored in the At
lantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW)
near Marker 48. Determining that
this was also a non -emergency case,
rtw Mi<? mmw* ? MASS ssd ar
ranged for the boat to be towed to
About an hour later, the boat
"Fish Tails" called the station to re
port itself aground near Cape Fear
luvcr Buoy 15, Ann said. A paw
ing vessel attempted to assist, but
was unable to get the boat under
The Fisk Tails crew declined the
Coast Guard's offer to remove them
frets the boat. Became they were in
no danger, a MARB waa issued. A
commercial salvor responded and
re-floated the vessel.
A short time later, Coast Guard
Auxiliary vessel 6959 called the sta
tion to report an 18-foot boat di?
abfcd in the ICW sea? Ma Ass 1.
The vesaei had no mdio, so a
MARB was not issued. The auxil
iary boat provided aariitanrn by
towing the di?Nnri vcaar J to
At about 6:40 p.m. that same day,
the station received a call from the
New Hanover County Sheriff's
Department reporting two people
?tTMyWi on Smith l?liwt The sta
spouse hoi wis ^i^pttchcd to inves
tigate and found two women strand
ed on the east beach of the island
"A boat bad apparently dropped
them eff for some tightarring and
tss ass had corns sacfc to, making
the anient a little too swift for them
to make it across."
The 21-footer came in as close to
the beach as possible. The two
women waded out to the boat while
hntmiij a study liuc inu were iaken
aboard. They were transported to
?met waiting ground transportation.
Program Needs Volunteers
To Learn About Medicare
Volunteers are being sought for
the local chapter of Seniors' Health
Insurance Information Program
(SHOP), according to the Peari W.
Stanley, Brunswick County home
economics extension agent.
Training for SHOT volunteer* has
been scheduled for the following
Itoesdays from 10 aja. until 2 p.m.
at the cooperative extension office in
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Wmm& ^WwmJC^w 1 In w%XB a M 1
June 14, 21 and 28, and July 4, 12
nity about Medicare, Medicare sup
plements and long-term care.
Stanley said. "Seniors who become
a part of the SHIIP family go
through 24 hours of training during
which fccy less the 'iss ssd outs'
of the Medicare piugiaiu and sup
plemental policies," she added. They
also learn techniques
are informed of changes in health in
surance so they can pass that infor
mation oa to other seniors.
Sriiir upciaics a uciwurk of Vol
unteers in all 100 North Carolina
For more information or to pre
register, call or write Peart W.
Stanley, Home Economics Exten
sion Agent, P.O. Box 109, Bolivia
NC 28422, (910)253-4425.
! Personnel Actions Approved By Board
The Bnimwick County Board of ? djanrisard Marquas William
net actions at its May 10 meeting. 5 yasi Isgvea of ghaewce of
The board: various types to Anne Mitchell, JT
? hired Tracy Spencer of Sooth PA/dropoot prevention coordinator,
Hmw?nrlr m m ItHitrfw th?>wiirtr fwwinl efScS: Svfc:! Shsswss. SSU.
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Supply Fitment wy, Edith pater support specialist. Supply Eto
Bell of Southport, interim elemea- mentary; Karl Ttttt, ~
r /t t, English i
tary teacher, Bolivia Elementary; Sooth Brunswick High; and Tina
? resignations, effective English/Extended Day
vuioT^ hnUI A. Flac- %r>d
cavento, elcmuJary iwhw, Union
Elementary; Blaine Sutton, Chapter _ , ?
???iifni Ciimiv Deacon m sn tmcsc acocx i partsii
asMsranu suppijr, withdrawal of dedication of a public
? accepted itliiemrnt of Dorothy acceasway at Ocean Isle Beach.
B. Hewett, teacher assistant. South The acceas is located across from
Brunswick High; Duneaide Drive.
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1 lo eve#
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very special tfanfyou goes to my wif
and children who sacrificed a Cot an
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would appreciate your continued
fport and prayers as I assume the
sition of 'District Court Judge for tfie
it/i Judicial District in 'December.
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