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Monday, July 27, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety classes offered in Big Bear
Big Bear Grizzly Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:42 AM PDT
Boating safety is a must. Taking the time for a course on handling skills, navigation rules and more can save a life.

Seabrook news briefs
Hampton Union Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:26 AM PDT
The Department of Safety, Boating Education recently scheduled additional boating safety courses for the upcoming months. There is a $30 non-refundable fee per person for the class. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 267-7256 or...

Sheriff's Office boating classes set in August
Clay Today Online - Orange Park,FL,USA
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The next two-session boating safety class sponsored by the Clay County Sheriff's Office will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm on Monday and ... ~ News
Qualified instructors from the USCG AUX Flotilla 3-10 will be covering navigation, rules of the road (water), personal safety equipment, trailering boats, boating laws and boating for hunting, fishing and waterskiing. ... ~ News -

Boating Blog » Blog Archive » More Information On Dive Flags
By jims
The Dive Flag or Skin Divers Flag is an international symbol to boaters of diving activities in the area. It is meant as a safety precaution, since divers may surface unexpectedly. Divers developed this flag in 1957. ...
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Boater critical after fuel vapors ignite in Cecil Co.
Baltimore Sun Sun, 26 Jul 2009 04:25 AM PDT
A New Jersey man was in critical condition with severe burns after fuel vapor from a boat engine ignited at a Cecil County marina Friday evening, state fire officials said. Jim Stillwaugh, 57, of Broadway, N.J., was adjusting engine valves on a 31-foot boat at Hacks Point Marina about 7 p.m. when vapors that had built up in the engine compartment ignited, causing what authorities called a ...

Anglers lead police to rescue Pa. boater
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Police are crediting men fishing on the Allegheny River with helping them rescue a man whose boat capsized about 20 miles northeast of ...

Coast Guard honors man who saved A&M students from sinking sailboat
HOUSTON—The man credited with saving the lives of Texas A&M students during a sailboat accident is being honored by the US Coast Guard Monday. ...

Coast Guard Searches For Missing Sailboat Carrying Man, Children
Hartford Courant - United States
The Hartford Courant The US Coast Guard is looking for a 40-foot sailboat carrying a man and his teenage daughter and son, whom have not been ...

Five hurt as boat hits breakwall
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:27 AM PDT
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard late Sunday rescued five people from a 26-foot pleasure boat after the vessel collided with the Milwaukee breakwall just south of the north gap.

Three rescued from Sacramento River following boating accident
The Record Searchlight Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:03 AM PDT
A boating accident near here Sunday nearly turned deadly after a San Jose man and his 12-year-old son were thrown into the Sacramento River after their canoe hit a snag and capsized, a spokesman for the Tehama County Sheriffâs Office said today.

Monday: Boating Safety, CFAC Open, Baucus Protests.
Flathead Beacon Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:52 AM PDT
Good morning; on the Beacon today, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say two recent boating deaths here have highlighted the need for carefulness on the water. Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. says its operations that were scheduled to close on Tuesday, ending 86 jobs, will continue at least until Aug. 31. Want to cool down this summer on the river, but don't want to paddle the ...

Dover Man Dies in S.C. Boat Crash
WBOC Salisbury Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:29 AM PDT
A Delaware man has died from injuries he suffered in a boating crash on the Intracoastal Waterway in South Carolina.

One charged with boating while intoxicated
Albert Lea Tribune Mon, 27 Jul 2009 07:39 AM PDT
Matthew Wacholz, 19, no address listed, was arrested on Fountain Lake at 10:39 p.m. Friday on fourth-degree boating while intoxicated and illegal consumption charges, according to a report by the Freeborn County Sheriffâs Office.

Boat Carrying 5 Adults Capsizes
CORPUS CHRISTI - A group of boaters were taken to the hospital Monday evening after their boat overturned in the Packery Channel, dumping all five adults ...

Teton rangers rescue more Snake River boaters
Neither Davis nor his boating companion, Beverly Horyza, were hurt, and both were wearing life jackets. Horyza managed to reach an island, where she was ...

Inflatable boating accident kills two and severely injures a third ...
Inflatable boating accident kills two and severely injures a third! Drunk driving is suspected. :: Southern California Injury Law Blog.
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Teen angler dies after boat flips on Kanawha River
Huntington Herald Dispatch
A Braxton County teenager is dead after a boat overturned on the Kanawha River during a fishing outing. Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says three ...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boaters learn about navigating, safety and more at event
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
They did, and so began a boater's dream. The Maloy's sold their home, put all their belongings in storage, and set out on the two-year cruise with three ...

What coast guard safety equipment do I need for my boat in florida ...
By admin Required Equipment PFDs: Boats less than 16' (Class A) must have on board one USCG approved wearable PFD for each person aboard. Vessels 16' to less.
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Search continues on Keuka Lake for missing boater
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The search for a Corning, Steuben County, man who fell off a boat into Keuka Lake on Saturday resumed early this morning. Richard V. O'Dell, 45, ...

Game Commission Investigates Boater's Death
Central Florida News 13 Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:54 AM PDT
A boating accident that ended in the death of a fisherman in the Sebastian Inlet is under investigation by the Florida Game Commission

Man dies after crash with boat on Intracoastal Waterway
The Myrtle Beach Sun News Sun, 26 Jul 2009 09:16 AM PDT
A Delaware man died overnight from injuries he suffered in a boating crash on the Intracoastal Water

Lakewood, WA woman drowns in Payette River
KING5 Seattle Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:16 PM PDT
A spokesperson for the Boise County Sheriff's Office says the woman's rafting group was in the water for no more than 10 minutes when their raft tipped, and she was ejected.

Braxton teen missing after Kanawha boating accident
Charleston Gazette - WV, USA
A Braxton County teenager remained missing Sunday after an early morning boating accident near Gauley Bridge, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's ...

Man killed as river boat runs into tree
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
By Wayne Thompson After the accident, the people aboard the boat were ferried to the Waikato River's north bank. Photo / Sarah Ivey The fraternity of duck ...

USA. Coast Guard rescues seven people from boat taking on water
BYM News (press release)
"They pulled in all the lines and went to restart, when they heard a loud bang; their boat began to take on water very rapidly," said Boatswain's Mate 2nd ...

Police arrest 15 on Boat Night
Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron,MI,USA
Fifteen people were arrested during Boat Night festivities Friday, Port Huron police said. Most of the arrests, police said, were for disorderly behavior ...

Racer flipped boat during Columbia Cup hydros
Seattle Post Intelligencer
J. Michael Kelly steering Graham Trucking flipped his boat during the first preliminary heat of Sunday's Lamb Weston Columbia Cup race for unlimited ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Talk about acting stupidly!

Boater does a doughnut around Coast Guard
Hamilton Spectator Sat, 25 Jul 2009 01:34 AM PDT(Jul 25, 2009) -
Against the 43-foot Nor-Tech Hi-Performance cigarette boat, the U.S. Coast Guard didn't stand a chance.

Women's sailing clinic set for Aug. 1
Reno Gazette-Journal Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:42 AM PDT
Women interested in learning to sail can sign up for a Women's Sailing Clinic, which is sponsored by Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club, and scheduled 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1.

Why buying the boat of your dreams is not all plain sailing
Aside from the boat itself, there are running expenses such as mooring fees, winter storage, maintenance and insurance - and you must account for the ...

Recent Boating Deaths Highlight Need for Water Safety
Flathead Beacon - Kalispell,MT,USA
But officials say two recent boating deaths here have highlighted the need for carefulness on the water. “I'd hope it would be a reminder to everyone to be ...

Easy Ac/Dc - Boat wiring questions, answers, comments and opinions
By Kevin Hannula and Nick Kroes
You can certainly run them on the same side of the boat, but I would definitely run them as separate harnesses. I believe the National Marine Manufacturer's Association standard distance is 6 inches apart. ...
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Roadside boat inspection stations eyed at Tahoe
San Jose Mercury News
Boat inspection stations designed to keep invasive mussels out of Lake Tahoe would be moved from launches to roadsides under a proposal being considered by ...

Man burned in fire at Sacramento Yacht Club
Sacramento Bee - CA, USA
By Chelsea Phua
A man was transported to hospital for burns on his hand after a boat fire at the Sacramento Yacht Club on Friday evening, authorities said. ...

Boater in critical condition after boating mishap
Baltimore Sun - United States
By Laura Vozzella Baltimore Sun reporter
A New Jersey man was critically burned at a Cecil County marina Friday night after fuel vapor from a boat engine ...

Saugus man faces manslaughter charges in boater's death Saugus man ...
Eagle Tribune - North Andover,MA,USA
By Jim Patten LAWRENCE — Police said a Saugus man was behind the wheel of a boat that collided with another boat on the Merrimack River on July 12, ...

Water Patrol Cracking Down on Boaters at Lumberjack Days - Saint Paul, MN, USA
Deputies arrested one boater who failed a breath test, and that man was sent to jail. The Patrol says too much alcohol and steering a boat simply do not mix ...

Navy Security Guards Rescue Boater Off Indian Island
Kitsap Sun - WA, United States
By Kitsap Sun staff Navy security guards patrolling Kilisut Harbor on Indian Island helped rescue a man whose boat was taking on water Thursday evening. ...

Sailboat capsizes overnight, drifts into channel
Nantucket Island Inquirer - Nantucket,MA,USA
The 16-foot sailboat broke loose from its mooring and capsized at some point last night, and the Steamship Authority's Eagle reported that it had drifted ...

Arrests made in houseboat arson case
The Apalachicola Times Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:58 PM PDT
Arrests have been made in the case of two houseboats burned on East River. According to the state fire

One dead after Port Waikato boating accident
TVNZ Sat, 25 Jul 2009 11:52 AM PDT
One person is dead after a boating accident in Port Waikato late Saturday night

11-Year-Old Missing After Boating Accident
CBS 13 Baltimore Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:19 AM PDT
Early Saturday, authorities resumed the search for for an 11-year-old girl who went missing after a boat accident on the Sassafras River in Kent County.

Direct hit by boat puts bridge out of commission (subscription) -
The National Park Service found out Friday afternoon a boat plowed into a piling, causing major structural problems to that span of the Colonial Parkway. ...

Whalewatchers survive boat sinking
A whale-watching vessel with 34 people on board sank Thursday in the Gulf Islands, off the southwest coast of BC, but rescue officials say everyone is safe.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating Safety Class Scheduled for Lincoln - Nebraska Fish and ...
By Bumpus NGPC news release, 7/23/09: LINCOLN, Neb. – A boating safety class has been scheduled for Aug. 3-4 in Lincoln, according to the Nebraska Game and.
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Lorance: Remember to think 'safety first' when out on the lakes
Daily News Journal Fri, 24 Jul 2009 06:20 AM PDT Have you been to Percy Priest Lake or Center Hill Lake or Old Hickory Lake or any of the area lakes recently to enjoy fishing, boating, skiing or just to enjoy the water?

Police hunt leads to boating charge
St. Catharines Standard Thu, 23 Jul 2009 20:22 PM PDT Niagara Regional Police take reckless boating on local waterways seriously. Really, really seriously. For the last three weeks, NRP detectives from the marine unit worked to hunt down a boater who fled the U.[...]

Deputies hit the rivers this weekend, looking for boaters under the influence
The Oregonian Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:31 PM PDT Molly Hottle/The Oregonian Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputy Ken Yohe talks to boater Reilly Davis on the Columbia. Officers from three agencies will be doing intensive river patrols on the Columbia, Sandy and Willamette this weekend. After 10 years on the...

Law enforcement officers want boaters licensed before they get ...
Press-Enterprise - Riverside, CA, USA Riverside County deputies Bill Young, left, and Scott Larsen cite boaters on Lake Elsinore. California had 686 boating accidents last year, leading to 48 ...

Charlotte sheriff rescues capsized boaters
WZVN-TV - Fort Myers, FL, USA CHARLOTTE COUNTY: Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron is an avid boater, and during a recent fishing trip, he put his skills on the high seas to good use. ...

Woman hurt in boating accident
The Daily Ardmoreite Fri, 24 Jul 2009 09:33 AM PDT An Ardmore woman is in stable condition after being badly cut by a boat propeller at Lake Murray.

Boat strikes support on Colonial Parkway bridge (subscription) -
Norfolk, VA, USA By 13News JAMES CITY COUNTY – A boat struck a bridge on the Colonial Parkway, damaging one of the support pilings. The boat kept going after striking the ...

Three Men Injured In Boat Crash
New Milford Times - New Milford, CT, USA "Our boating accident reconstruction unit will examine the boat, and, once the occupants are able to, we will conduct interviews with our enforcement ...

Boat fire early Friday in Moss Landing
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek, CA, USA A fire boat from the Monterey Fire Department was called to the Moss Landing Harbor about 6:30 am Friday to help crews battle a blaze on fishing boat. ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety classes offered in Big Bear
Big Bear Grizzly Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:28 AM PDT Boating safety is a must. Taking the time for a course on handling skills, navigation rules and more can save a life.

Boaters being put to the test this summer
The Barrie Examiner - Barrie, Ontario, Canada It makes sense for boaters to have licences, says Paul Rolland, whose grandfather and father ran a boat livery on the Orillia waterfront in the 1900s. ...

Boating license requirments in New York may require classes for ... - USA Boater safety and increased boater education are good things. But a license—even if you call it a “Boater Safety Certificate”—doesn't achieve those goals. ...

Deputies hit the rivers this weekend, looking for boaters under ... - Portland, OR, USA This weekend, Yohe and officers from three other law enforcement agencies will step up patrols on the Willamette, Columbia and Sandy rivers for boaters ...

Marine unit officers keeping boaters safe
Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake, IL, USA By KATHY GRESEY - Often attracting thousands of spectators, the “Thunder on the Chain” boat races dictate additional law enforcement ...

Thieves take boat motors in Fla. Keys -
Miami, FL, USA Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin says thieves are taking the motors right off boats. A total of 48 outboard motors or motor ...

Something is wrong
Lake County Record-Bee - Lakeport, CA, USA By factoring in the weight of the powerboat, the height of the sailboat and a few more available factors, I believe this is a simple geometry problem that ...

Coast Guard: 2 missing boaters in Fla. found -
Miami,FL,USA AP MIAMI -- The US Coast Guard says that two boaters, who had been missing for almost two days, were found off the coast of north Florida. ...

Utah man discovered dead on a houseboat
Lake Powell Chronicle Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:08 PM PDT The National Park Service and the Kane County Sheriffâs Office are investigating how a Utah man died on a houseboat over the weekend.

Two Jailed For Burning Houseboat
WJHG Panama City Wed, 22 Jul 2009 13:26 PM PDT Two men have been jailed in Franklin County on arson charges in the burning of a house boat several weeks ago.

Couple's $1m dream goes up in smoke at marina
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia "(My wife and I) are a couple of old farts, some people buy caravans and 4WDs, we buy boats and go boating," Mr Wheatley said. "I'd just put night vision ...

Man, 2 sons rescued from lake after boat capsizes
Fox 28 - South Bend, IN, USA Officials say Hardy Lake marina attendant Dalice Coomer spotted the capsized boat with three people in the water clinging to the boat Wednesday afternoon. ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Dunken boaters face harsher penalties
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport, CT, USA By Katrina Koerting A new law that went into effect earlier this month that increases the penalties for boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs who ...

Boating accidents are increasing
Paris Express Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:32 AM PDT Arkansas boating accidents and fatalities are up from this same time last year. Currently, there have been 21 reported accidents with six fatalities. At this same time last year Arkansas had 12 accidents with four fatalities.

Boater in fatal accident faces felony charges
Sioux City Journal Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:49 PM PDT SIOUX CITY -- A Jackson, Neb., man faces two felony charges in connection with a fatal boating accident June 27 on the Missouri River.

On eve of teens sentencing, final pleas to the judge
The Providence Journal Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:16 PM PDT The defense argues that the state has sensationalized the case of a reckless teen boater who killed his friend, while the state urges a sentence of five years.

Small-town charm
RocNow - Rochester, NY, USA It also offers classes on boatbuilding and restoration for adults and fun educational programs for kids. Its big event is the annual Antique Boat Show and ...

15 confirmed dead in Kiribati's biggest disaster at sea
People's Daily Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:18 PM PDT The police maritime service in Kiribati said that 15 people have been confirmed dead and 18 others were still missing following last week's boat accident, according to Radio New Zealand International on Wednesday. The accident occurred at the beginning of last week when a double-hulled canoe set sail from Tarawa to Maiana about 60 km to the south. It was the Pacific island country's biggest ...

Lifeboats rescue stricken yacht off Tynemouth
Northern Echo Wed, 22 Jul 2009 12:29 PM PDT A MAN and his son were helped by Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat this afternoon after making a Mayday call when their yacht got into difficulties in the Tyne harbour The skipper of the 10m sailing yacht âDouble Whiskyâ alerted coastguards after his sail became torn, leaving the vessel drifting dangerously close to Tynemouth pier at 2.30pm.

Rescue under way as small boat hits HRBT
Daily Press - Newport News, VA, USA Battalion Chief Harry Worley of the Norfolk fire department, said a rescue operation is ongoing after the boat hit the eastbound section of the HRBT on the ...

Marblehead woman charged after wild boat crash
Marblehead Reporter - Marblehead, MA, USA By Nikki Gamer / A Marblehead woman whose boat crashed into a Salem resident's backyard Friday night pleaded not guilty at her arraignment ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety classto be held Aug. 8
The Lake Wales News Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:19 AM PDT U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will hold a one-day About Boating Safety (ABS) program on Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Polk State College.

Forest Service meets with private boaters
Kern Valley Sun Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:42 AM PDT Geri AdamsSpecial to the Sun Forest Service officials from the Kern River Ranger District recently hosted an informal public meeting in collaboration with the Kern Valley River Council, to discuss the Kern River whitewater boating program and explore opportunities for future improvements and activities. According to District Ranger Rick Larson, there were 33 attendants at the June 27 meeting, ...

Float Plan Helped Save Boaters
WSGW - Saginaw, MI, USA It cut down the amount of area a Coast Guard helicopter and boat had to search. Murray says the men also had their life jackets and distress flares with ...

Boater arrested on drunken-driving charge in Lake Hopatcong
The Star-Ledger Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:42 PM PDT HOPATCONG -- An allegedly intoxicated boater was arrested after he circled a lakeside restaurant at high speeds while screaming profanities at customers and police officers, according to a report in the Daily Record. Ryan Williamson, 23 of Chester, was charged...

OCEAN CITY: Frankford man charged with BUI
Delaware Coast Press Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:35 PM PDT OCEAN CITY, Md. Maryland Natural Resources Police say they stopped a Delaware boater for speeding and ended up charging him with operating the vessel under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Body of Missing Boater Recovered
WJHG-TV The search is over for a man who fell off a boat Monday afternoon near Clyde Wells Bridge on Highway 331Monday afternoon. Stan Kirkland of the Florida Fish ...

Charges pending against boater after high speed incident off Vancouver
The Canadian Press - VANCOUVER, B.C.VANCOUVER, BC — A woman is in a Vancouver hospital with serious injuries to her right foot after she was nearly run over by a speeding power boat. ...

4 teens rescued after sailboat capsizes
Daily News - Galveston CountyBy Chris Paschenko GALVESTON — Four teenagers escaped injury Monday and were rescued after their sailboat capsized in Offatts Bayou, authorities said.

Leaky sailboat patched at sea, returns to port
San Diego Union Tribune SAN DIEGO — A man and two 13-year-old boys were safely back on shore today after the US Coast Guard and Navy personnel rescued them from a sailboat that ...

Five people rescued
Carteret County News-Times Tue, 21 Jul 2009 08:37 AM PDT EMERALD ISLE Five people were rescued by the Coast Guard around 2:10 a.m. Sunday when their pleasure craft became disabled on Bogue Inlet shoals.

Coast Guard rescues missing men, dog
Carteret County News-Times Tue, 21 Jul 2009 08:37 AM PDT FORT MACON The U.S. Coast Guard reports its helicopter crew rescued two missing men and their dog Saturday morning off Core Banks near Atlantic.

Utah man dies on Lake Powell
Arizona Daily Sun Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:39 AM PDT PAGE -- A Brigham City, Utah, man died of an unknown cause on uplake Lake Powell Sunday after being discovered not breathing on a houseboat.

Huizenga's Son Arrested On Drunken Boating Charge
CBS4 Miami Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:17 AM PDT The son of H. Wayne Huizenga, former owner of the Miami Dolphins, has been arrested for boating under the influence, according to Fort Lauderdale police.

Shrimping boat sinks off Hatteras after crash with catamaran
The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk,VA,USA The sailboat Locura and the shrimping boat Tina Rae collided near about 12 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras at about 3 am Tuesday. ...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Bulletin Board
Times Leader Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:44 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a safe boating class on July 21 and 22, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 10 at the American Legion Hall at Harveys Lake. The safe boating course is a Pennsylvania Fish and Boating Commission-approved eight-hour course that is offered over these two evenings at $25 per person. This is the final course being offered for this year.

Boating Safety Card
Chipley Florida Online Newspaper - Foster Folly News - Chipley, fl, USA Florida is the latest state to launch the new BoaterExam interactive boater education course as an online option to obtain the Florida Boating Safety ...

DNR brings life-jacket campaign to Boat Week
Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron, MI, USA campaign is a simple message to promote the value of life jacket wear by recreational boaters. To reinforce that message this summer, the DNR is giving away ...

A decade after tough law, arrests for drunken boating dwindle
Daily News Transcript - Norwood, MA, USA But Milone said he rarely places a boater under arrest. Instead, to avoid leaving the coast unpatrolled for up to two hours to handle the arrest, ...

July the deadliest month for boaters - Charlotte, NC, USA Of the more than 150 boating accidents last year, there were more than 40 in July alone. Aaron Parsons, who works at the Gulf Dock in Morehead City, ...

Keeping Safety in Mind Can Prevent Accidents While Scalloping
WCTV - Tallahassee, FL, USA Although Charles Sheppard's death was an accident, officials say injuries and deaths associated with boating can be avoided if you're aware of your ...

Lifeboat crew to be honoured
ic Lanarkshire Mon, 20 Jul 2009 07:24 AM PDT Members of a lifeboat crew who rescued a Swedish couple after their yacht got into difficulties in extreme weather conditions are to be honoured. Coxswain Gary Fairbairn took the Dunbar lifeboat out to sea in severe gale force winds to help Jonas and Ingrid Akerblom from Gothenburg.

Boater parks next to officers to discard bag of beer cans
The Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach,FL,USAESCAMBIA COUNTY -- A boater was arrested after he parked his boat next to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and walked away from it. ...

Murray: Hopkins' letter on Dinius case unconvincing
Lake County News - Lakeport, CA, USA He then attempts to use head counts to determine whether or not the sailboat had its running lights on – a risky approach considering that in the immediate ...

Sailboat found, boater missing off Milford
New England Cable News Sun, 19 Jul 2009 09:36 AM PDT MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A sailboat that had been carrying a 57-year-old Fairfield man has been found near Milford with nobody on board. The Coast Guard and other authorities were searching Sunday for Raymon Callan of Fairfield. Callan's 30-foot boat was found under power and doing circles Saturday afternoon by the crew of another vessel. They contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard cutter ...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from breakwall
Star Beacon Sun, 19 Jul 2009 06:24 AM PDT A boat ride went awry Saturday afternoon for five people who had to be rescued from a breakwall east of the Ashtabula Lighthouse, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer John Barrett.

Party houseboat sinks at St. Joseph's Venetian Festival
South Bend Tribune Sun, 19 Jul 2009 04:05 AM PDT Authorities say a houseboat moored near St. Joseph's arboretum wall sank after breaking apart late Saturday, just after the fireworks at the Venetian Festival were ending.

Man Dies After Sinclair Boating Accident
13 WMAZ Macon Sun, 19 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT One man's family says he drowned in Lake Sinclair Friday night. Kim Luecke says her dad was riding in the back of their boat when it hit a houseboat.

Overnight boat crash injures 6
Greeley Tribune Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:43 AM PDT Six people were injured in an overnight boating crash at a lake near Fort Lupton early Sunday.According the Shane Scofield of the Weld County Sheriff's Office, the boat appears to have run into a concrete structure or boat dock.

Boat Collision on Connecticut River Leads to Arrest
NBC Connecticut Sun, 19 Jul 2009 08:33 AM PDT A West Hartford man was charged with boating under the influence after he rear-ended another vessel in the Connecticut River Saturday.

Kalum River rapids kill woman
Prince George Citizen Online Sun, 19 Jul 2009 14:00 PM PDT A Terrace woman is dead after a whitewater rafting incident on the Kalum River. "A group of river rafters was navigating the river when they encountered a set of rapids," said Terrace RCMP Cpl. Clint Lange. "As the white water rapids encountered were substantial, a number of rafters were thrown out of the raft into the river. A 34-year-old female resident of Terrace was pulled from the water by ...

Man missing after boat overturns in Lake Carmi -
Burlington, VT, USA The Vermont State Police Dive Team is en route to look for a man in Lake Carmi after his boat overturned. Vermont state police said they were notified at ...

Boat slams into Candlewood Lake island, injuring three
Danbury News Times - Danbury, CT, USA By John Pirro The first of two victims of a boat crash to be taken to St. Mary's arrives about 4:30 am at New Milford High School via New Milford ambulance ...

3 rescued off NJ after fleeing burning boat
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA, USA One crew member contacted another boat, the Miss Peaches, whose crew relayed the call to the Coast Guard. A rescue helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City ...

Man killed by boat while snorkeling -
Tallahassee, FL, USA By Jeff Burlew • assistant metro editor • July 19, 2009 A man was killed early Friday afternoon after he was hit by a pontoon boat while snorkeling off the ...

Sailboat damaged in mishap
St. Augustine Record - St. Augustine, FL, USA A sailboat with two occupants aboard ran aground in Sunday's pre-dawn hours in the St. Augustine Inlet, after its anchor dislodged, according to a US Coast ...

Coast Guard Rescues 2 In Carquinez Boat Accident
CBS 5 Bay Area Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:38 AM PDT A 42-year-old man and a woman were hospitalized Sunday night after a boat reportedly struck a rock jetty in the Carquinez Strait between Contra Costa and Solano counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.

1 Person Rescued, 1 Dead in Ship Channel
FOX 26 Houston Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:22 AM PDT The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued one person and recovered the body of another in the water near the Houston Ship Channel, FOX 26 News has learned.

Winnipeg man presumed dead after Ont. boating accident
CBC Manitoba Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:09 AM PDT A Winnipeg family is grieving and waiting for the recovery of their son's body after a boating accident near Minaki, Ont., on the weekend.

Man dies from injuries in boating accident
FOX30 / CBS47 Jacksonville Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:30 AM PDT STEINHATCHEE, Fla. -- A Cross City man died Friday after being injured in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico near Steinhatchee.

9-year-old seriously injured in lake mishap
Fergus Falls Daily Journal Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:23 AM PDT A nine-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries in a boating accident Sunday July 5 on Rose Lake which ...

Three sailors die as fishing boat overturns off coast of Scotland
Three sailors have died after a fishing boat with four men on board overturned off the west coast of Scotland. A major search operation was launched when a ...

2 people in hospital after boat crash near Vallejo
San Jose Mercury News AP SAN FRANCISCO—A Coast Guard official says two people have been hospitalized after their boat struck a rock jetty near Vallejo. Coast Guard Petty Officer ...

Carbon Monoxide News

Carbon monoxide scare for family of child on Columbia River boat
KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:53 AM PDT PORTLAND, Ore. -- A potential tragedy was averted thanks to the quick work of a 9-year-old's family. The child stopped breathing while playing in the water near the family's boat on the Columbia River.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boat safety classto be held Aug. 8
The Lake Wales News Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:19 AM PDT U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 74 will hold a one-day About Boating Safety (ABS) program on Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Polk State College.

Safe Boating Course
Connectcut Plus - Hartford, CT, USA New boaters or boaters who feel they'd benefit from a refresher course on handling a boat safely should plan to attend the Safe Boating Course at The ...

Boat owners seeking waiver for ethanol fuel regulations
St. Joseph News-Press - St. Joseph, MO, USA While this may sound like a step in a green direction, for many unknowing boat owners, it may mean a trip to their local marine mechanic.

Boating: Avoid these mistakes when hauling, launching boat
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira, NY, USA By John Keshishoglou • July 18, 2009 Last week's column offered tips of boat trailers. This column will discuss some common mistakes operators make when ...

Safety cable on Spokane River to be
Spokane Fri, 17 Jul 2009 15:13 PM PDT SPOKANE -- Avista crews are expected to begin replacement of a broken boater safety cable on Monday, July 20 at approximately 8:00 a.m. The cable was broken by floating debris during the high runoff period in April, causing authorities to close the section of river between Plese Flats and the dam.

Lake County Record-Bee - Lakeport, CA, USA By Jon Hopkins When I recently took over the prosecution of the case involving the collision between a sailboat and a motorboat in 2006 on Clear Lake, ...

DA to dismiss charge in controversial boat crash -
San Francisco, CA, USA The district attorney has announced in an open letter that he is dropping the manslaughter charge, in a controversial boat crash case. ...

Acting BH chief helps campaign for sober sailing
Bedford Sun Banner Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:29 AM PDT ROBERT NOZAR/SUN NEWS The crusade against drunk boating is being coordinated by multiple agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Dan Fuller, watercraft area supervisor for the ODNR, said alcohol exacerbates the detrimental effects boaters already experience as a...

Veteran boat builder to head Eastport school
Bangor Daily News Fri, 17 Jul 2009 20:40 PM PDT EASTPORT, Maine ? A veteran boat builder who has taught the craft in Washington County for nearly 15 years was named Friday to head the Eastport Boat School, now part of Husson ?

Teens stranded after boat sinks in river
East Oregonian - Pendleton, Oregon, USA A boat they were riding in on an outing at Warehouse Beach, manned by leader Rod Bragato, sank in the Columbia River. Bragato noticed something was wrong ...

Two youths injured in Michigan boating accident
South Bend Tribune - South Bend, IN, USA Two boys from Lansing, Ill., suffered serious injuries in a boating accident Friday afternoon on Round Lake in Van Buren County, Michigan, according to the ...

2 Ejected As Boat Flies Into Yard
Boston - MA, USA A Marblehead woman will face drunken driving charges after police say she lost control of her boat on Friday night, tumbled overboard and sent the craft ...

Two injured in boat gas explosion
BBC News - UK Brixham Coastguard said the boat was moored at Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, Devon, when the explosion happened on Saturday afternoon. ...

Branson boater killed in Table Rock Lake
KOAM-TV Pittsburg Sat, 18 Jul 2009 16:58 PM PDT Associated Press - July 18, 2009 7:54 PM ET RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) - A Branson man has died after he was thrown from a boat in Table Rock Lake.

Jumping wakes lead to serious injury for boater
The Springfield News-Leader Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:33 PM PDT An Illinois man suffered serious injuries Friday when he slammed his head into the bars of his personal watercraft and was thrown into the Lake of the Ozarks, according to the Missouri Water Patrol.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Education equals safety
Big Bear Grizzly Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:55 AM PDT Boating safety is a must. Taking the time for a course on handling skills, navigation rules and more can save a life.

Boating classes at the Fire Department -
Portsmouth, NH, USA The Department of Safety, Boating Education recently scheduled additional boating safety courses for the upcoming months. There is a $30 non-refundable fee ...

Guide to safe sailing in stormy weather
Western Front - Bellingham, WA, USA In the early morning hours of June 5, a 17-foot sailboat capsized in the choppy waters of Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham. According to a United States Coast ...

MillerCoors and the National Safe Boating Council Remind Boaters That Responsibility on the Water Can Save Lives
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:06 AM PDT As summer season is peaking and more and more boaters will be out on lakes and waterways, MillerCoors, as part of its "You Hold the Key. Never Drive Drunk" message, and the National Safe Boating Council remind boaters that responsibility on the water can save lives.

DNR official: Many complaints received about boaters on waterway ...
Myrtle Beach Sun News Officers with the state Dept. of Natural Resources have received numerous complaints about boaters drinking alcohol on the Intracoastal Waterway near the ...

'Missing' wife was safe at home
Honolulu Advertiser Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:52 AM PDT A man who told police, firefighters and Coast Guard officials Wednesday night that his wife was missing after inflatable boat capsized off Magic Island was given a citation for allegedly filing a false report.

Marin yacht brokers jailed in embezzlement case
Marin Independent-Journal - San Rafael, CA, USA A Mill Valley couple who own yacht brokerages in Sausalito and San Rafael were arrested Thursday on suspicion of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars ...

Boater missing near Crystal City
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:20 PM PDT Authorities on Thursday evening were searching for a missing boater near Crystal City, the Missouri State Water Patrol. The boater was last seen on the Mississippi River.

Dad Missing, Son Killed In Boating Accident
CBS 11 Dallas - Fort Worth Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:22 AM PDT Arlington search crews found the body of a missing 5-year-old boy in Lake Arlington Friday. The boy and his father were reported missing Thursday night after they did not return from a boating trip to the lake.

Manâs arm partially severed in early morning boat accident
Northumberland Today Fri, 17 Jul 2009 08:56 AM PDT HALSTEAD BEACH Around 3:22 a.m. this morning, July 17, Northumberland OPP were dispatched to an address on Cook Rd. near Halstead Beach in Hamilton Twp. regarding a boating accident reported by Northumberland EMS.[...]

Boat Catches Fire
News Channel 12 New Bern Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:26 AM PDT A boat catches fire at a marina in the east. Smoke was seen pouring from the 50-foot yacht around 10:30 this afternoon. It happened at the New Bern Grand Marina on the Trent River.

Youth missing while boating near Lake Hernderson
Citrus Daily - Local Citrus County News - Inverness, FL, USA INVERNESS - A 17-year-old South Florida boy is missing after a day of boating in the lakes of the Tsala Apopka chain. A couple from South Florida arrived in ...

2 rescued from a sinking boat off Jacksonville
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL, USA By John Leacock The US Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking fishing boat off the coast of Jacksonville early this morning. The 66-foot fishing boat ...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

WI DNR Warden Says Every Boater Needs A Life Vest
WSAW Wausau Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:59 PM PDT If you're taking the family out on the boat this weekend, you'll want to remember to grab the life vests.

Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron Boat Classes Set
The Polk County Democrat Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:26 AM PDT Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a GPS Seminar on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.

Education equals safety
Big Bear Grizzly Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:40 AM PDT Boating safety is a must. Taking the time for a course on handling skills, navigation rules and more can save a life.

Three new boating access sites planned for Groveland Mine area
The Iron Mountain Daily News Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:07 AM PDT RANDVILLE - Three new boating access sites at will be constructed at the Groveland Mine Recreation Area in Dickinson County beginning on or around Aug. 1, Department of Natural Resources officials have announced. Groveland Mine is mostly in Sagola Township. During construction, a recreation area access road, will be closed, DNR officials said Wednesday.

Coast Guard urges boaters to check beacon numbers
INO News Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:59 AM PDT(AP:ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) Citing delays in identifying a scallop boat as it sank in the Atlantic Ocean in March, the federal government is contacting nearly a quarter of a million boaters, urging them to make sure their emergency position locators are correctly registered in a rescue database.

Boaters Urged to Speak Up on Ethanol Increase Before July 20
Clearwater Gazette Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:22 PM PDT ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The idea of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing the introduction of a fuel that has never been independently tested for use with marine engines has Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) urging every boater in America to speak out on the issue before the July 20 federal comment period closes.

Learn to paddle your own canoe or kayak
Big Bear Grizzly Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:25 AM PDT Want to learn how to paddle a canoe or kayak? The North Shore Trading Company offers a series of paddling clinics this summer. The next clinic is Sunday, July 19, at Captain Johnâs Fawn Harbor Marina in Fawnskin.

OPP marine unit rescues
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:56 PM PDT A boater enjoying a morning excursion on Nottawasaga Bay has Southern Georgian Bay OPP to thank for bringing him safely back to shore on Tuesday. Shortly before 9 a.m., a boater located not far from where the 17th Concession near Lafontaine meets the bay, found himself taking on water.

Yacht struck by bolt of lightning - United Kingdom An amateur photographer trying to take a picture of lightning got lucky when he captured the moment it struck his neighbour's yacht. ...

Boater found dead in northern Minnesota lake; no life jacket
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune A boater reported missing on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota was found dead and floating in the water, the St. Louis County ...

Drunk Boater Slices Swimmer
The Putnam County Courier (subscription) - Cold Spring, NY, USA by Eric Gross A 20-year-old Mahopac man underwent emergency surgery Sunday night at the Westchester Medical Center for massive trauma received when he was ...

Sailors hospitalized in separate incidents
Cape Cod Times - Hyannis, MA, USA The Buster, a Chatham-based sailboat, headed for the harbor master's dock in Stage Harbor to meet the rescue workers. The patient was carried off the ...

Fisherman rescued after severing fingers
Boston Globe Thu, 16 Jul 2009 08:31 AM PDT By Michaela Stanelun, Globe Correspondent The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman off the coast of Chatham early today after he severed two of his fingers. The fisherman from Dartmouth was fishing on the Ellen Marie last night, a scallop vessel...

Miami boat accident claims 2 brothers!
Justice News Flash - W. Palm Beach, FL, USA Miami, FL–Two brothers were tragically killed in a boating accident two miles south of Dinner Key. The maritime accident reportedly happened around midnight ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron Boat Classes Set
The Polk County Democrat Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:32 AM PDT Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a GPS Seminar on Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.

29 complete boater safety
Oceana's Herald-Journal Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:44 AM PDT Twenty-nine boater safety certificates were awarded following the two-day boater safety class at the Pentwater Yacht Club July 9-10. The yacht club provided the classroom and ice for cooling break refreshments.

Boating safety enforcement operation this weekend in Delta
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA The aim is to promote safe boating through education and enforcement. The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office reminds boaters that each vessel must have a US ...

Countdown begins to stricter boating laws on NC lakes
Statesville Record & Landmark - NC, USA By Dana Baker Mooresville Tribune Boater education will be mandatory for vessel operators 25 years or younger on Lake Norman when a new state law becomes ...

Parents, grandparents: Be aware of life jackets laws
Hillsboro Star-Journal Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:33 AM PDT Kansas boaters are advised to pay special attention to life jacket requirements this boating season, according to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP).

Boating accidents are increasing
Paris Express Wed, 15 Jul 2009 08:17 AM PDT Arkansas boating accidents and fatalities are up from this same time last year. Currently, there have been 21 reported accidents with six fatalities. At this same time last year Arkansas had 12 accidents with four fatalities.

City to reconsider boat size restrictions on lake
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - Tuscaloosa, AL, USA The city is considering implementing new rules on boat length on the lake. By Robert DeWitt Senior Writer TUSCALOOSA City officials are taking another ...

Sailing lesson tunrs into dry run for rescue -
New Bedford, MA, USA Three students, ages 9 to 11, and their 20-year-old instructor capsized twice in a 14-foot Capri sailboat during an early-afternoon sailing lesson in outer ...

Boater drowns in Lincoln County
Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau, WI, USA HARRISON -- A 66-year-old St. Louis man drowned after he fell from a boat on Fish Lake shortly after 1 pm Tuesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's ...

Mass. Fishing Boat Crew Rescued by Coast Guard in Newport
ABC 6 Providence Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:57 AM PDT PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Four people have been rescued from a Massachusetts-based fishing vessel that ran aground near Newport. Coast Guard officials say the crew of the Sao Jacinto, a 66-foot trawler based in New Bedford, notified them early Wednesday morning they were stuck on Brenton Reef.

Houston man drowns in Lake Sam Rayburn boating accident Wednesday ...
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin, TX, USA By JESSICA COOLEY A Houston man boating with his family drowned on Lake Sam Rayburn when the boat capsized Wednesday morning. AG Booker, Jr., 60, ...

Blackduck Boating Accident
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN, USA Rescue crews are looking for two men who were involved in a boating accident on Blackduck Lake. Police were called Tuesday afternoon about a floundering ...

Girl, 11, dies after lifeguard accident
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA By My-Thuan Tran, Times Staff Writer An 11-year-old girl died Tuesday afternoon after a boating accident that was part of a Junior Lifeguard training ...

Loss put at $115000 as boat fire spreads
Buffalo News - NY, United States Damage was pegged at $115000 in a multiboat fire Tuesday evening at the Small Boat Harbor off Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo fire officials report. ...

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boater rescued on Upper Klamath Lake
The World Mon, 13 Jul 2009 22:53 PM PDT KLAMATH FALLS (AP) â The Klamath County Sheriffâs Dive Rescue team came to the aid of a 31-year-old man whose sailboat capsized on Upper Klamath Lake.

Cops: Boat propeller cuts Lake Mahopac swimmer; boater was intoxicated
The Journal News Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:48 PM PDT MAHOPAC - A 20-year-old Mahopac man underwent emergency surgery last night at the Westchester Medical Center after he suffered cuts to his legs and abdomen after being struck by a boat propeller while swimming in Lake Mahopac, Carmel Chief Michael Johnson said today.

Heart attack may have killed boater
Rutland Herald - Rutland, VT, USA MONKTON — A Bristol woman who died while canoeing in Cedar Lake may have had a heart attack, Vermont State Police said Monday. ...

Bees Force Boaters To Jump Into Water
WFTV 9 Orlando Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:49 AM PDT MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A swarm of bees forced four people to leap off the side of their boat and into the water in Melbourne. Firefighters and the coast guard had to rescue the four boaters after bees exploded out of a hive on the boat Monday.

Jackson county man alleged BUI
The Biloxi Sun Herald Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:58 PM PDT JACKSON COUNTY A Jackson County man was arrested Sunday on a charge accusing him of driving a houseboat while he was impaired, according to the Jackson County Sheriffâs Department.

St. Paul man drowns in Alaska rafting accident
Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:33 AM PDT Authorities say a 22-year-old man from St. Paul drowned when his raft overturned on a river in the foothills of the Brooks Range.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating class on tap in Glasgow
Sidney Herald Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:39 AM PDT Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer a boating education class beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 22 in the conference room at the Region 6 office in Glasgow.

6 rescued after 2 sailboats overturn off NJ
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA, USA... soon pulled aboard a Coast Guard rescue boat, while the others were rescued by the Legal Holiday crew. The six were taken to the Ocean City Yacht Club.

Cromer lifeboat rescues stricken yacht
North Norfolk News - Cromer, England, UK The Cromer all weather lifeboat Lester towed a stricken yacht to safety on Sunday after an accident at sea which saw the vessel lose its rudder.

Peel lifeboat assists stricken yacht -
Douglas, Isle of Man, UK Peel lifeboat was launched on Saturday afternoon after a distress call from a 30 foot yacht travelling from Strangford in Northern Ireland to Peel. ...

2 Boaters Rescued, 1 Dead After Collision In Ga. -
Jacksonville, FL, USA Two boaters were rescued and one is dead following a collision between a 23-foot pleasure craft and the Jekyll Creek jetties just south of Brunswick Sunday ...

3 boaters rescued off Keys after Coast Guard search -
Miami, FL, USA By ROBERT SAMUELS The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Sunday morning who were stranded in the waters along the Florida Keys after a fishing trip. ...

Men Rescued from Water
News Channel 12 New Bern Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:26 AM PDT The Coast Guard rescues two men Monday near Great Island in Pamlico Sound after they were found holding onto their 34-foot fishing vessel. The Coast Guard received a distress call from the fishing vessel "Claudia Jean" Sunday evening

European tourist dies in whitewater rafting accident near Golden
AM770 CHQR Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:05 PM PDT A Calgary paramedic and resipiratory tech pulled a drowning rafter from the Kicking Horse River near Golden, B.C, Saturday afternoon, but were unable to revive the man - a tourist from Europe. He died at the scene. Authorities say the victim was among 10 people on a raft that overturned. The Calgary emergency staff happened to be in the following raft, and pulled the drowning man from the river, ...

Bristol Woman Dies After Boating Accident
WCAX - Burlington, VT, USA Vt. State police say Kelly Bruner, 41, and a friend were out fishing on Cedar Lake in Monkton when their canoe capsized. They were in the water for about an ...

Alcohol likely a factor in fatal boating accident on Colorado River
San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino, CA, USA By Stacia Glenn Alcohol is believed to be a factor in Saturday's boating accident on the Colorado River that killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven, ...

Cops: Boat propeller cuts Lake Mahopac swimmer; boater was intoxicated
Lower Hudson Journal news - West Harrison, NY, USA One of the boat operators decided that the vessels were getting too close to the shore, so they untied the ropes and decided to move, Johnson said. ...

Man dies in lake boating accident
BBC News - UK A man has died and his daughter is critically ill after a boating accident on a Northumberland lake. Emergency services were called to Kielder Water ...

Fatal boating hit-and-run suspect sought -
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Allain was killed when the small craft rode up on the boat and struck her, police said. The personal watercraft was later found at a nearby wharf, ...

Boat runs aground off Liberty Island; 8 rescued -
By Staten Island Advance Advance file photoEight people have been rescued after their 36-foot pleasure boat boat ran aground and started taking on water near the Statue of Liberty around 5 p.m. today. Six people were taken to the Coast Guard station on Staten ...
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Boating Safety and Accident News

Boating class on tap in Glasgow
Sidney Herald Sun, 12 Jul 2009 07:40 AM PDT Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer a boating education class beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 22 in the conference room at the Region 6 office in Glasgow.

Outddors calendar for July 12
The Oregonian Sun, 12 Jul 2009 06:10 AM PDT All programs free, unless noted. Boating Boater safety course: Class leading to the Oregon boater education card; 9:30a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday ; Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive. Cost: $10; Contact: Leroy Bentley, 503-629-2026, or Boater safety...

Boating Safety
News Channel 12 New Bern Sun, 12 Jul 2009 04:37 AM PDT Recently we've been telling you about quite a few missing boaters and swimmers, off our Eastern North Carolina shores. The Coast Guard says it's possible to prevent many of these accidents.

Boating accidents rare in region
The Shawano Leader Sun, 12 Jul 2009 03:49 AM PDT Boating accidents on Wolf River Region waterways are relatively rare. Thereâs only a handful at most each year in Shawano, Menominee, Oconto and Waupaca counties.

BoatUS lobbies for boaters - USA The Boat Owners Association of The United States – BoatUS has two registered lobbyists on staff working to protect and enhance your interests as a boat ...

1 dead; 6 injured in crash Surviving boaters transported to hospital
Today's News-Herald Sat, 11 Jul 2009 23:02 PM PDT Rescue divers recovered the body of a boater missing on Lake Havasu after a two-boat collision Saturday. The recovery was announced at 6:01 p.m. Location was not specified.

Search for Missing Man after Boat Collision
FOX 17 Grand Rapids Sat, 11 Jul 2009 20:43 PM PDT Officials in Ottawa County are looking for a missing male boater after two boats collided on the Grand River near Spring Lake Saturday night A woman was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and a man is missing following a boat accident on the Grand River near Spring Lake.

7 lake emergencies require rescues -
Burlington, VT, USA They included a boat engine failure off Knight Island, a boat that took on water off Valcour Island and a sailboat that broke free from its mooring in ...

Six Rescued after Two Sailboats Overturn off N.J.
WCBS 880 New York Sun, 12 Jul 2009 10:11 AM PDT A passing vessel and a Coast Guard crew rescued six people who were aboard two sailboats that overturned in rough waters off southern New Jersey.

Close Call For Boaters
Voice of the Common Man Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:53 AM PDT A close call for a group of boaters in Jackson's Arm. A boat carrying five young people became swamped in heavy rain Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard Search and Rescue official Andy Caines says the group was stranded on a beach until the early hours of Sunday, when they were rescued.

Boating accident kills one near Brunswick
WTOC 11 Savannah Sun, 12 Jul 2009 09:28 AM PDT BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - One person was killed and two others had to be rescued when a boat ran into the jetties on Jekyll Creek. Coast Guard officials said a 23-foot pleasure craft struck the rocks near

Brighton Man Killed in Boating Accident
WXYZ-TV Detroit Sun, 12 Jul 2009 11:33 AM PDT A 28 year-old man from Brighton was killed in a boating accident on the Raisin River.

Crews Search Lake Stevens For Missing Woman Following Ski Boat Accident
Q13 FOX Seattle Sun, 12 Jul 2009 10:12 AM PDT The 48-year-old woman was driving the boat with nine passengers when it somehow capsized Saturday night. A search is underway on Lake Stevens for a woman missing after a terrible boating accident.

Woman's body pulled from Lake Stevens after boat sinks
Seattle Times - United States The body of a 48-year-old woman was pulled from Lake Stevens this afternoon, hours after the 20-foot boat she was piloting sank on Saturday night, ...

Texan dies after rafting on Arkansas River
Summit Daily News Sat, 11 Jul 2009 20:55 PM PDT Raft capsizes at Pinball rapid

6 People, Baby Rescued From Sinking Boat -
Plattsburgh, NY, USA COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Police charged a woman with boating violations after six people and a baby were rescued from a sinking boat Friday night. ...

Boat explosion reported at Marine Creek Lake
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth, TX, USA FORT WORTH -- Firefighters and emergency crews were headed to a boat explosion at Marine Creek Lake, site of the 2009 Cowtown Dragboat Nationals this week, ...