Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, May 30, 2011

Boating Safety and Accident News

Sean Kingston 'critical, but stable' 2 days after crash

By Alan Duke, CNN
May 31, 2011 1:20 p.m. EDT
(CNN) -- When Sean Kingston crashed a jet ski into a Miami bridge Sunday night, his life vest apparently fell off causing the hip-hop star to sink below the water, according to witnesses.
Kingston is in "critical but stable condition" in the intensive care unit of a Miami hospital, according to a statement issued Tuesday morning by the publicist for his record label.


Boating News:

Boaters fear Asian carp and other invasive species
Green Bay Press Gazette
Many local boaters like Beauleau are urging others to follow boating care requirements to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species to inland lakes. "It's just a common thing that boaters do; you clean everything up before you leave," said the Howard ..

All caught up
The net was found by a boater and brought in and is currently being investigated by a conservation officer. By Ruth Lloyd - Caledonia Courier With the ice only recently off of Stuart Lake, boaters are wasting no time in getting their hulls wet. .

Boating Tips:

Willoughby: Safe-boating tips can avoid a tragedy
Denver Post
The tragic deaths of Colorado Springs residents Mitch and Sue Christiansen in a boating accident on nearby Elevenmile Reservoir last weekend came as a shock to many. The Christiansens were believed to have been participating in a fishing competition

Boating Safety news:

Devices Help Coast Guard Find You in an Emergency
Boater Bill Olson has this advice as well. "I also carry a compass. If you lose power to the GPS, it's just an expensive toy, so you carry a compass so you can work your way back." The message is pretty simple. The more prepared you are, ...

Defensible space evaluations begin soon for Incline residents
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza Sun, 29 May 2011 03:06 AM PDT
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will host its annual Summer Water Safety Program Thursday, June 2, at Ski Beach. In cooperation with IVGID Parks & Recreation and the US Coast Guard, the program focuses on water, boating and sun safety topics.

Plant City promotes safety boating
The Tampa Tribune Sun, 29 May 2011 03:00 AM PDT
The city has designated May 22 to 30 as Safe Boating Week at the request of a local Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla

PFDs are a proven lifesaver
Tacoma News Tribune Sun, 29 May 2011 00:31 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding Northwest boaters to make safety a priority to ensure they remain out of danger while boating. 

Inspections end week for safe boating awareness
Pacific Daily News Sun, 29 May 2011 10:14 AM PDT
Fisherman John R. Cruz, on board the Flying Proa II, complies with the safety inspection being conducted by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer Hilda Duncan while Johnny Cruz observes the process. 

Start of Summer drives up boating season, patrols
News 14 Carolina Sun, 29 May 2011 09:52 AM PDT
Memorial Day weekend is typically the start of the busy boating season, with thousands of people across the state taking to the water. The added crowds kept law enforcement officers busy, protecting area lakes, rivers, and beaches. 

DNR offering boat safety checks for holiday weekend
There are nearly 400000 registered boaters in South Carolina and most of them are expected to be out this Memorial Day weekend. Officials say it only takes a quick second for a fun day of boating to turn into disaster. "You can go from having the best ...

There's no excuse not to wear a life jacket
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Virgil Chambers, executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, has heard all the excuses for not wearing a life jacket. But Chambers has about 500 compelling reasons for use of personal flotation devices. That's the approximate number of ...

Marine Patrol to Boaters: Bring Life Jackets, Slow Down in No Wake Zones
Boaters can borrow them from the dock as long as they return the jackets to a drop-off bin at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Marine facility, at 19305 Gulf Boulevard in Indian Shores. The push for boater safety ran over the Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Season Begins, Safe Boating Urged
Hillsboro Reporter
They include wearing life jackets, designating a sober driver, taking a boater education course and making sure boats are safe. Whether there are an adequate number of life jackets on a vessel is one of the first things that is checked when

Game wardens patrolling lakes for intoxicated boaters
WOAI San Antonio Mon, 30 May 2011 06:25 AM PDT
Guadalupe County Game Warden Kevin Frazier says they've investigated four boating accidents within the last two weeks. 

TWRA Patrols Lakes To Ensure Boating Safety
Boaters were out in force this holiday weekend enjoying the warm weather. But the TWRA said they better be safe and follow the rules of the water. TWRA officers were patrolling our lakes performing spot inspections and, if need be, writing tickets.

Boating Safety
He says the capsized boating accident over the weekend show the importance of the devices. The man wasn't wearing a life jacket and narrowly escaped drowning. Bergman says it is also a good reminder to check the conditions before you put your boat on


Outdoors calendar: Week of May 29
By The Oregonian Boater Safety Course: Oregon and Washington Boater Card class and exam, 9:30 am-4:30 pm June 18. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor,1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive. $10. To register: 503-629-2026 or Northwest Steelheaders ...

 Lake Havasu Todays News Herald
Today's News-Herald Sun, 29 May 2011 23:08 PM PDT
The majority of boaters approached Sunday by Todayâs News-Herald while moored in Bridgewater Channel were tight-lipped when asked about boater-safety education training theyâve had before getting behind the wheel of a boat during the busy holiday weekend â even when provided the opportunity to speak anonymously.


¿Ghost ship¿ yacht miraculously docks in Long Island hours after skipper falls ...
Daily Mail
By Jennifer Madison Coast guard officials are investigating the mysterious death of a Connecticut sailor whose 34-ft boat drifted up to a Long Island dock without him. The body of 64-year-old skipper Frank Closter was retrieved on Friday from the

Mom Killed, Daughter Injured in Boat Collision
NBC 15 Mobile Sun, 29 May 2011 07:32 AM PDT
A woman was killed and her 13-year-old daughter injured when two boats collided Saturday afternoon. The driver of the boat, 50-year-old Richard Cobb, Jr., has been arrested for boating under..

Man dies in Lake Vermilion boating accident
Duluth News Tribune
A 29-year-old man died in a boating accident on Lake Vermilion early Sunday morning. Casey Thomas Gilbertson was pronounced dead after a boat in which he was riding sank at 2:58 am near Forest Lane Resort in Greenwood Township. .

Possible Cause Released In Fatal Lake Vermilion Boating Accident
Northland's News Center Mon, 30 May 2011 11:38 AM PDT
Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) Authorities are now saying a boating accident that occurred Sunday, which left one person is dead, may have happened because it was overloaded. 

Boater dies after Narr. Bay rescue
WPRI Providence Sun, 29 May 2011 17:09 PM PDT
The Department of Environmental Management Police announced that a man has died after a water rescue in Narragansett Bay Sunday

1 killed, 3 rescued in OC boating accident
The San Francisco Examiner Mon, 30 May 2011 10:52 AM PDT
The Associated Press The Associated Press DANA POINT, Calif. One man was killed and three others were rescued when the power boat they were on washed ashore in Dana Point. Orange County coroner's officials say 46-year-old Mark Benet was killed late Sunday when he was thrown overboard. He was taken to an area hospital where he died. The Orange County Register reported the U.S. Coast Guard ..

Long Island man drowns rafting on upstate river
New York Post Mon, 30 May 2011 08:49 AM PDT
SPARROW BUSH â Divers have resumed their search for a Long Island man thrown out of a rented raft and drowned in a stretch of rapids on the Upper Delaware River. Authorities say the 71-year-old from Selden wasnât wearing a life jacket when the high, fast-moving water Saturday near Sparrow...

Parents heard 'loud and piercing' screams after boat capsized
Calgary Herald
MEDICINE HAT — When their rescue boat capsized into Lake Newell, Al and Yvonne Toney could hear the “loud and piercing” screams of their five-year-old daughter Janessa, who'd disappeared into the water. “She called 'Daddy,' and we yelled back,” Al ...


Coast Guard calls off search for missing boater
10 Connects
Sunshine Skyway, FL -- The Coast Guard is ending the search tonight for a missing boater. Three boaters were found but a fourth remains missing after an unmanned 18-foot skiff was found Friday night near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. ..

OPP still searching for missing boater
Daily Miner and News
By Lloyd Mack Kenora OPP reported Friday the search for a missing boater in the Morson area on Lake of the Woods is continuing. On Monday, May 23, OPP received a complaint of overdue boaters at 9:30 pm James Wealther, 73, of Addison, Illinois and ...

One person missing in boating incident on the St. Francis River
KAIT Jonesboro Sun, 29 May 2011 11:48 AM PDT
Search is underway for one person after a boat overturns on the St. Francis River Sunday morning. 

Search continues today for man missing on Lake Conroe
CONROE, TX (KTRK) -- Searchers are expected to be back out on Lake Conroe today looking for a missing boater. Search teams were called out to the water near Point Aquarius yesterday afternoon. Six people who had been swimming off a pontoon boat had to .

Coast Guard looking for boat owner
FOX 25 Boston Mon, 30 May 2011 09:15 AM PDT
BOSTON - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the owner of a light gray rigid hull inflatable boat after receiving a report of the unmanned vessel Monday near Marblehead.


PHOTOS: Sailboat catches fire
Orlando Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue members battled a blaze aboard a 50-foot sailboat anchored in Lake Sylvia on the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday, May 28, 2011. The captain, 67, was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

4 people, cat go overboard escaping Intracoastal sailboat fire
By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE Four people and a cat went overboard to escape a fire aboard a 50-foot sailboat anchored in the Intracoastal Waterway on Saturday. Neighbors heard three explosions around 7 am and saw a thick column of ...

Sailor rescued from burning yacht
ABC Online
By Paul Robinson A 66-year-old sailor whose yacht caught fire off the central Queensland coast at the weekend has been flown to safety. The 11-metre yacht got into trouble near Townsend Island north of Rockhampton on Saturday.

Other Boating Accidents:

Sailboat stuck on Ala Wai reef
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The owners of a 30 foot sail boat, wedged on a reef off Oahu's South Shore are trying to figure out how to free their vessel. Fire officials say the boat ran aground about 9:30 pm Friday night. Three people were rescued, .

Sailboat capsizes; people on board OK
York Daily Record
Three people fell from a sailboat after if capsized in the Susquehanna River Saturday afternoon, said Chief Jerry Hanson with East Prospect Fire Company. Crews were dispatched at 3:07 pm to the Long Level Marina off Long Level Road in Wrightsville. ...

After 22-hour ordeal, boating-accident survivors say they're wiser for the wear
By Jeff Dute Gloria Bridges, whose husband, Bayne Bridges, 67, was released from South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon, said the boat's owner, Ron David, 75, went home Saturday. Ralph Elders, 65, remained in the hospital but is

Boaters rescued after boat capsized
The Sudbury Star
Three men were saved by a cottager after their boat capsized in the Ministic Lake around 5 am The men weren't wearing life jackets, and while two females were able to get their life jackets on and swim to shore, the men were forced to hang onto the

Man rescued after boat capsizes in Clear Lake
Mason City Globe Gazette
CLEAR LAKE - High winds are being blamed for the capsizing of a boat and a Mason City man needing to be rescued from the waters of Clear Lake on Saturday. According to a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Brent R. Radcliffe,

Sean Kingston in a Critical Condition After Jet Ski Accident
PopSugar Sun, 29 May 2011 21:17 PM PDT
Sean Kingston is reportedly in a critical condition after crashing a jet ski into the Palm Island Bridge at Miami Beach on Sunday night (US time). The hip-hop star, 21, was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center after about 6 p.m., when he and a female passenger were thrown into the water following the accident. They were rescued from the water by a passing boater. Seans rep told TMZ ,

2 Injured in Boating Accident
WDIO Duluth Mon, 30 May 2011 07:43 AM PDT
Two people were injured Sunday evening when a fishing boat collided with a houseboat on Birch Lake in Northern Lake County. According to the Lake County Sheriff, the accident happened at 6:30 p.m. Those who were injured were in the 16 foot fishing boat at the time. 

Chicago woman survives rafting accident on Penobscot
Bangor Daily News Sun, 29 May 2011 20:08 PM PDT
Posted May 29, 2011, at 2:07 p.m. Last modified May 29, 2011, at 7:37 p.m. MILLINOCKET, Maine  A Chicago woman was rescued after the raft she was riding in flipped over Saturday morning on the Penobscot River, a Maine Warden Service spokeswoman said Sunday. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Boating Safety and Accident News

 National Safe Boating Week:

 Safe Boating Contest for Kids

Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts Boater Safety Day
Navarre Press Thu, 26 May 2011 09:54 AM PDT
In honor of National Safe Boating Week, May 21-28, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 18 hosted a day of education and fun at the Riverwalk Park South May 21. 

Bay County Marine Boating Alliance Preps for Busy Weekend
The Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the busiest boating weekend of the year here in Florida. It also kicks-off National Boating Safety Week. Members of the Bay County Marine Boating Alliance believe it's the best time to launch their annual .

Coast Guard safety open house today
The Chronicle-Telegram Fri, 27 May 2011 07:31 AM PDT
LORAIN â The Coast Guard has scheduled a boating safety open house for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to conclude National Safe Boating Week. The event will be at the Coast Guard station at 110 Alabama Ave. Planned are tours of the guardâs boats and the vessels of other agencies. There also may be boat ride

Macomb County Promotes National Safe Boating Week
MyFox Detroit
The Macomb County Sheriffs Marine Division held an event today to promote National Safe Boating Week. The Marine Division patrols Lake St. Clair and it's connecting waterways. Their patrol area covers approximately 89 square miles of Lake St. Clair,

Boating safety is top priority in busy season
The Times and Democrat
Friday marked the official end of Safe Boating Week, an annual educational campaign coordinated by the National Safe Boating Council during the week before Memorial Day. The observance comes at the right time as people are shifting into the summer,
Boating News:

 Editorial: Protecting the lakes: There's plenty citizens can do to help
The Oregon inspection team found about two dozen zebra mussels on the motor of a 15-foot Boston whaler that had been purchased on eBay by a Washington man from a Michigan boater. The new owner had voluntarily stopped at the inspection site and was ...

U.S. Customs Special Notice:
US marine reporting stations are now open
Typically, OARS reporting satisfies the in-person inspection requirement, but a CBP Officer may direct a boater to report to a port-of-entry or designated location for an in-person inspection. The only other authorized reporting site in the Eastern ...

Boating decal program enters its second year
Wyoming Tribune
By Trevor Brown CHEYENNE -- State officials hope to repeat the success of last year's inaugural boating decal program that is intended to prevent dangerous species from corrupting Wyoming waters. Today marks the first time this year that inspectors ...

Boating Safety News:

Making it safe to go back in the water
Daily Commercial
Sea Tow franchisees across Florida have been promoting boater education, boating safety and the importance of life jackets. Sea Tow Central Florida regularly makes life jackets available to boaters for free daily use as part of the ongoing Life Jacket

Boaters: Tips For Preparing For Summer Lightning Storms
Medical News Today (press release)
For recreational boaters, summer thunderstorms bring danger not only with wind and waves, but also with lightning strikes. BoatUS' Seaworthy Magazine recently took a look at how to protect yourself from this hazard while boating, sailing and fishing on ...
 W.Va. DNR Issues Boating Safety Reminders
West Virginia consistently has a high number of people killed while boating, per registered boater, according to DNR officials. Make sure your boat and trailer maintenance are up to date. Make sure your boat is equipped with all the required safety

Coast Guard offers free vessel safety checks in Evesham
Medford Central Record Thu, 26 May 2011 07:08 AM PDT
EVESHAM â Boat owners in Evesham and surrounding townships are invited to bring their trailered boats to the Evesham Township municipal building parking lot off Tuckerton Road for a free Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Personal watercraft, sailboats, kayaks and canoes are included. All vessels successfully completing the safety check will .

Rising SD river prompts boat restrictions
KSFY Sioux Falls Thu, 26 May 2011 11:26 AM PDT
Some boating restrictions are in effect on the Missouri River at Pierre because of record discharges from the Oahe Dam. 

Big boating weekend ahead; FWC urges safety
The Ocala Star-Banner Thu, 26 May 2011 09:16 AM PDT
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges safety ahead of Memorial Day weekend, when weather conditions are prime for boating.

Life jackets and active supervision are essential to boating safety
Whether it's during vacation or part of an ordinary day, boating can be fun for the entire family – as long as everyone remains safe. In 2009, 18 children under thirteen years of age lost their lives to boating, and 50 percent of the children died from ..

Joint effort targets driving or boating while intoxicated
The campaign, called "On the Road or On the Water," marks the first joint effort between state police agencies to attack both driving and boating while intoxicated. As Memorial Day kicks into full swing this weekend, nearly the entire contingent of NC ...

New drunken boating law goes into effect July 1
Greene County Record
Beginning July 1, Virginia law enforcement will have an extra weapon to fight drunken boating.They won't need to wait for a warrant to arrest someone for drinking and boating, something that was clarified in language restored to the state's legal code. ...

Holiday weekend will bring boaters to the Water
Cedartown Standard
by GDNR SOCIAL CIRCLE - On Memorial Day weekend one thing is certain, thousands of boaters and anglers will be out enjoying the holiday on state waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last year there were 135 boating ...

 Stay safe on the water this holiday weekend
ABC2 News
More than 80 percent of people who die in boating accidents are killed when they drown. And all of those drowning victims fail to wear life vests. That's why Maryland Natural Resources Police--along with experienced boaters--are asking everyone who

'Always be aware' key to boating safety
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Up the river in Astor, Jim Horton, an avid 62-year-old boater, will enjoy this holiday from a distance this year. The overwhelming boat traffic, and numerous county and state policing agencies overseeing that traffic, makes life on the scenic waterway ...

Lake Mead NRA Takes New Steps - Including Fee Waivers - to Promote Safe Boating
National Parks Traveler
A Nevada boater education card or similar certification can save boaters some money this weekend at Lake Mead. NPS photo. The Memorial Day weekend is typically a busy one at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and the larger crowds often mean more ...

Safety First In Boating, Wear A Life Vest
KRDO Colorado Springs Fri, 27 May 2011 11:51 AM PDT
With more traffic expected on waterways this holiday weekend, Colorado State Parks workers say boaters need to take a second look at safety tips. 

Arkansas Lakes Alert: High Water & Debris Create Boating Dangers
KARK Little Rock Fri, 27 May 2011 11:23 AM PDT
High water conditions on the Ouachita, Caddo and Little Missouri rivers are shutting down some areas at Lake Ouachita, DeGray Lake and Lake Greeson during Memorial Day weekend. 

Going Boating This Weekend?
West Virginia MetroNews
Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional beginning of the boating year across the United States. Summer weather draws people to the lakes and rivers like a magnet. Those in the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources say they want to make sure

Safety reminders issued for boaters
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The logs that have been dead for a while — which boaters have taken to calling "dead heads" — will float just a few feet under water. Unless the navigator is looking closely, they're hard to spot, and they float at the perfect height to damage the

MCSO to increase boater patrol over Memorial Day weekend
Boaters in Arizona are allowed to drink alcohol while underway, but on the roadways, the legal limit is .08. "Boating collisions are far more serious on the water than in cars. You don't have seatbelts on boats and the water is clearly a major factor ...

Child safety advocates urge caution around water
The Newton Kansan Sat, 28 May 2011 10:37 AM PDT
You should always have a life jacket with you when boating. Even if you can swim, a boat could knock you unconscious if it tips over. 

Deadly start to boating season in metro Detroit
Times Herald Sat, 28 May 2011 10:12 AM PDT
Swimming and boating season has gotten off to a deadly start in metro Detroit, with at least 12 drowning deaths in the region this year -- even before beaches and pools open for the season.

Commission continues life-jacket message
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Fish and Boat Commission has a simple message for boaters: Wear your life jacket. It been preached for years by the commission, based on statistics that show the difference life jackets make. "Each year, 80 percent of boating deaths in Pennsylvania ...

Free Boat Inspections in the Lowcountry
By Brittany Shane It's the first holiday weekend of the summer which means folks will be getting their boats back in the water....but one lowcountry organization is helping neighbors be a little safer on our waterways. The South Carolina Department of ... 

Boater safety course set for Saturday
The Daily Telegram Thu, 26 May 2011 14:31 PM PDT
The Lenawee County Sheriffâs Department will offer a free boater safety class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the sheriffâs department, 405 N. Winter St., Adrian. The class breaks for lunch. 


Body of missing boater pulled from East Brunswick lake
The Star-Ledger -
By Tomas Dinges/The Star-Ledger Courtesy of Google MapsFarrington Lake is located in Middlesex County, just west of East Brunswick. EAST BRUNSWICK — A body pulled from a lake in East Brunswick yesterday was identified as a California man who went

Search resumes for boater missing at Colorado park after recovery of another ...
The Republic
Search teams are resuming the hunt for a second boater missing at Eleven Mile State Park west of Colorado Springs. Authorities haven't identified the missing person, but they have already recovered the body of a 62-year-old woman, and they say she had ...

Fisherman dies after boating accident on Lake Hartwell
The Greenville News Thu, 26 May 2011 10:44 AM PDT
ANDERSON â One of two lifelong friends who were fishing on Lake Hartwell this morning is dead, the other was knocked unconscious but survived when something happened to the boat and both men were thrown into the water, a coroner told

Boater dies in accident near Shelter Island
San Diego Union Tribune
By Susan Shroder A 50-year-old man who lived aboard a catamaran died Tuesday night after he fell from a dinghy while returning to the boat from a Shelter Island restaurant, Harbor Police said. The victim was identified by Harbor Police as Michael Hill. ..

OHP: Man drowns, 1 missing at Okla's Lake Eufaula
Idaho Press-Tribune Thu, 26 May 2011 09:44 AM PDT
EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) â The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an Idaho man has drowned and searchers are looking for a second person after a boating mishap at Lake Eufaula. 

Judge denies petition in fatal boating accident
The Lock Haven Express Thu, 26 May 2011 09:34 AM PDT
LOCK HAVEN - A Clinton County judge issued a ruling this week, denying John Edward Englert's petition for post-conviction relief in connection with his sentence of five to 11 years in prison for driving his speed boat while drunk and causing the.

New details on deadly boating accident
Today's TMJ4
TOWN OF RICHFIELD - A fishing trip turned deadly at Friess Lake in the Village of Richfield in Washington County Thursday night. Witnesses tell TODAY'S TMJ4 that they could hear See Her yelling for help after he and his cousin, Xou fell out of their ...

One boater dead, one missing as rescuers search waters off Sunshine Skyway
St. Petersburg Times Fri, 27 May 2011 21:48 PM PDT
By Jamal Thalji, Times Staff Writer Saturday, May 28, 2011 ST. PETERSBURG â A boating accident left one dead and one missing, according to the Coast Guard, and rescuers were scrambling early Saturday morning to find the lost boater beneath the Sunshine Skyway bridge. The Coast Guard said a boater reported finding an unmanned 18-foot skiff circling below the bridge, near the center span, about 9 ...

Coast Guard finds body of missing boater
Greenwich Time Fri, 27 May 2011 15:08 PM PDT
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a sailboat belonging to Francis Closter was found at a pier in Riverhead, N.Y. around 5:30 a.m. The boat was up against the pier with sails up and electronics turned on, and Closter's wallet and glasses were found onboard, the Coast Guard said

Nine drown as boat sinks in Jhansi river
Indian Express
Nine persons including five minors were drowned after the boat ferrying them was capsized in the river Betwa in Poonch police station area of Jhansi district bordering Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. Three others who knew swimming swam to the river bank

Boat safety big issue in summer months
The corps of engineers promote boat safety by doing courtesy inspections where they make sure each boat has simples things like life jackets and a working fire extinguisher. "Eighty-percent of our boaters are class a or class one, and in that you need ...


Search on in Leonard's Mill Pond for missing boater
Delaware Coast Press Thu, 26 May 2011 16:24 PM PDT
Divers from area law enforcement agencies search Leonard's Mill Pond that divides Delmar and Salisbury on Thursday afternoon for a man whose kayak toppled about 4:30 p.m. The pond wends through residential communities in both Delmar and Salisbury and is estimated at about 10 feet deep in the search area, according to a neighbor. 

Man missing from kayak in Leonard's Mill
Delmarva Now
Neighbors whose backyards abut the pond that divides Salisbury and Delmar, said the missing boater was believed to have been visiting a neighbor on the Salisbury side. Many of them gathered on lawns on either side of the waterway to watch as law .

Police 'hoping for the best' for missing Connecticut boater
The Suffolk Times
The missing boater, whose sailboat can be seen in the background being towed, left Connecticut last night. Riverhead Police have called off a search for a missing Connecticut boater Friday morning, authorities said. Francis Closter III's 35-foot

Carbon Monoxide:

Boat-engine fumes send 3 to hospital
Chicago Tribune
Fire Department officials found high levels of carbon monoxide on the boat, which docked near the 900 block of South Wells Street just after 4 pm, authorities said. Three of the people were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, 

Other Boating Incidents:

2 boaters rescued off Folly Beach when sailboat snags on ocean floor
Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP FOLLY BEACH, SC — The Coast Guard has rescued two boaters who were stranded off Folly Beach when their sailboat overturned. The two were rescued by a Coast Guard boat shortly after 10 pm Wednesday after a helicopter pinpointed their location. ..

Four found clinging to overturned boat
(WALA) - Four fishermen are lucky to be alive after spending nearly 24 hours clinging to their capsized boat in the Gulf of Mexico. They were rescued Thursday morning by the Orange Beach Marine Police. “They were just, more or less, really happy ...

2 teens tossed into Columbia River as boat capsizes
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
By the Herald staff PASCO -- A small sailboat capsized in gusting winds Thursday afternoon plunging two 19-year-olds into the cold Columbia River. Earlier in the afternoon, the teens put their boat into the water at Columbia Park in Kennewick and ..

USA. Coast Guard assists boaters when sailboat runs aground on Lake Erie
BYM News (press release)
Coast Guard crews responded to assist two boaters after their 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the Lake Erie coast near Rocky River, Ohio, Wednesday evening. The mariners exhibited exceptional personal responsibility and demonstrated sound recreational ...

Couple OK after sailboat flips in Banana River
Florida Today
Stephen Shoda, 37, of Satellite Beach uprights his 12-foot sailboat Friday afternoon after it capsized in the rough waters of the Banana River just off the Pineda Causeway. / Andrew Knapp, FLORIDA TODAY Before sunset Friday, Stephen and Kathleen Shoda ...

4 people, cat escape boat fire
7Online WSVN-TV
The four passengers onboard jumped into the water surrounding the boat to escape the blaze, as intense flames and thick black smoke filled the air. Anthony Armao captured the fire on his video camera. "We were sleeping, and about 7 o'clock this morning .