Southport Yacht Club donated lifesaving equipment to BCSO

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit received a donation from the Southport Yacht Club recently that will help in the line of duty.

The Southport Yacht Club gave more than $1000 in lifesaving equipment including flotation devices and two 75’ heaving line/throw bags.  The items will be used aboard each of the Marine Patrol Unit vessels.

Southport Yacht Club’s Steve Karch, who also volunteers with the BCSO Marine Patrol Unit, and Southport Yacht Club’s Commodore Steve Johnston, among others, were there for the donation presentation.

“Once Steve informed us that the Marine Patrol Unit was in need of new safety equipment, we felt the need to provide it for the men and women who patrol our water,” SYC Commodore Johnston said. “The Marine Patrol Unit does an outstanding job of making our waterways safer for all boaters. It was a no-brainer on our part.”

Karch adds, “It’s an honor to give back to an organization that does so much for the residents of Brunswick County, and to be personally involved with the Marine Patrol makes it that much more special.”

Sheriff John Ingram: “I am extremely grateful to the Southport Yacht Club for their generous donation of over $1000 in new equipment for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit,” Sheriff Ingram said. “With over 194 square miles of water to patrol in Brunswick County, the Marine Patrol Unit is a vital part in keeping the community safe. We are grateful to the Southport Yacht Club for helping us accomplish that through this donation. I would also like to thank member Steve Karch, a BCSO Marine Patrol Unit Volunteer, who was instrumental in securing this generous donation.”

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