Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 29, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Stupid Boater Of the Week:

California dad throws 7-year-old son overboard during fight on sightseeing ...
New York Daily News
By Nancy Dillon California dad Sloane Briles allegedly threw his son overboard during a fight on a tour boat. LOS ANGELES - The California dad who flung his 7-year-old son off a sightseeing boat Sunday was simply roughhousing with the youngster and

Boating News:

Boating races return to Ohio lake plagued by algae
Houston Chronicle
"Fishing and boating are absolutely safe. Fish are safe to eat," she said. "You know, we keep saying that over and over, but it's more seeing-is-believing I guess in a lot of cases, so we feel these events really help support that. 

Boaters make up majority of Utah State Parks visitors
Salt Lake Tribune
In fact, more than half of the 43 state parks provide access for boaters. They range from the “World's Saltiest Sailors” on the Great Salt Lake to the oft-crowded waters of Jordanelle and the quaint reservoir at Escalante Petrified Forest. ..

Boater education:

Coast Guard offers boating skills course
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary in conjunction with York Township Recreation will be offering a Boating Skills and Seamanship Course from 7 to 9 pm Mondays, starting Sept. 12 and ending Dec. 5. The classes will be held at the York Township Park Building. ...

Boating Safety News:

Increased water patrols make waves
Buffalo News
Moyer is not the only boater or fisherman critical of so many police boats and patrols. They note that the escalation occurs at a time when fewer pleasure boats are on the water because of high gasoline prices, rising unemployment and the faltering

Boating Precautions Can Save First-Response Resources
Besides carrying a map on the 24-mile-long Riffe Lake, the sheriff's office advises at least three more basic precautions and checkups to take before boating: --have a reserve tank of fuel, --make sure the boat is in working order, and --carry flares, 

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Reminds Boaters of Alcohol Laws
ARDMORE, OK - The "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign is in full swing and with Labor Day weekend approaching, Oklahoma Law Enforcement said they will be looking for intoxicated boaters as well. Lake Murray employee Joseph Freeman said it's

Sheriff's deputy works the river, educating boaters
The Columbian
By Dave Kern By Steven Lane Clark County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Baker asks boaters Steve Poovey, left, and Brett Roberts, both from Portland, about missing registration numbers on the 1938 Blanchard sailboat they were borrowing for the day on Sunday. ..

Groups reach agreement on boating safety efforts
Trade Only Today
The US Power Squadrons and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are committed to changing this reality through increased boater education, vessel examinations and public boater safety awareness events, the groups said in a statement. “With this cooperative effort .

After boating deaths, new safety signs going up in St. Bernard Parish waters
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune In light of several boating deaths this year, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office and state Wildlife and Fisheries on Tuesday morning will begin placing safety signs at public boat launches.


BC boating accident kills Edmonton girl
Beginning of Story Content An 10-year-old girl from Edmonton is dead after a boating accident on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna, BC okanagan lakeOkanagan Lake, BC Police say the accident happened at about 8 pm PT Friday night about 1.5
 kilometres off shore

Emmett man charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with June ...
The Idaho Statesman
BY KATY MOELLER - Andrew Pevler, who took a group of friends fishing late on the night of June 3, was charged in connection with the death of 2-year-old Emma Hooper, according to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office

Former LMS student Killed, Social Circle Girl Injured in Boating Accident
The body of former LMS student Trevor Jones, 14, was recovered in Lake Lanier Sunday following a boating accident Saturday that also injured Kaithlyn Smith, 13, of Social Circle. Lake Lanier site of several drownings this summer. .

Body Found after Boat Capsizes in Bristol Street
NBC Connecticut
By Amy Parmenter The body of a missing boater was found downstream from where a canoe capsized in the raging waters after Irene caused flooding in Bristol on Sunday. Shane Seaver, 46, of Bristol, disappeared after he and a friend were thrown from their

One Dies, Four Rescued After River Boating Accident
One of the five men boating yesterday on the raging Croton River died after rescue. By Christopher Michael McHugh Croton-on-Hudson's Rescue Dive team rescued the last of five men who plunged into the raging Croton River Sunday while on an inflatable .

San Jose man, 46, killed in boating accident at Lake Tahoe
Sierra Sun
A 46-year-old San Jose man was killed in a boating accident Saturday afternoon on Lake Tahoe's West Shore, officials have confirmed. Stephen Joseph Keller, a passenger in a motorboat, fell overboard and was struck by the boat's propellor, ...

Father of 13 drowns checking on his boat in aftermath of Hurricane Irene
New York Daily News
BY Edgar Sandoval and Joe Kemp Jose Sierra, 68, drowned at the City Island Marina Sunday after checking on his boat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. A Bronx man died after checking on his boat at a City Island marina during the aftermath Tropical .


River search on for Allakaket boater who went overboard
Anchorage Daily News
On Friday, two Alaska State Troopers flew from Fairbanks in a Cessna 185 and searched the area along with local boaters on nearby rivers. None turned up any sign of Timothy Ned, troopers said. The search by air and river continued Saturday, Ipsen s

 Rescue teams search for boater in Indiana County
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
State police confirmed one of the two boaters had been rescued and the search for the second boater was ongoing. The rescued boater is being flown to a local hospital. There was no word on his or her condition.


Sailboat fire on Dorchester Bay injures father and son
Boston Globe
By Taylor Miles, Globe Correspondent A father and his teenage son were transported to the hospital yesterday evening after their sailboat boat burst into flames on Dorchester Bay. The man, 58, suffered burns on his arms and hands, and his son,
Boating Accidents:

Boat vs. jet ski accident reported in the Town of Scott
WSYR 9 Syracuse Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:46 PM PDT
Rescue crews responded to the scene of a boating accident Friday night. No serious injuries were reported.

Boater rescued after clinging to tree branch all night
St. Augustine Record
By Douglas Jordan Wet and bedraggled, Geary Allen "Whitey" Springer sat shivering on a bench at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina on Friday morning. Less than an hour earlier, he had been pulled from the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway

Two pulled off sailboat in distress off Ocean View
The Virginian-Pilot
By Cindy Clayton Two people were rescued from a 30-foot sailboat in distress off 9th View Street in Ocean View. Residents say the boat showed up and dropped anchor around 8 pm Friday. Emergency crews tried to reach the people on the vessel and get them .

Man arrested for drunken boating near Blake Island
Kitsap Sun
By Kitsap Sun staff BLAKE ISLAND — A 56-year-old Port Orchard man was arrested for drunken boating and hit-and-run near Blake Island just after 9:30 pm on Thursday. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office had been alerted that the man's 28-foot-long .

Cost Guard rescues 13 from capsized charter boat
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel Thirteen people in a charter boat that capsized two miles east of Whitefish Bay were rescued Saturday by a US Coast Guard boat crew, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The three-person crew and

Four rescued as yacht runs aground
The Press Association
Four people have had to be evacuated from a yacht after it ran aground. The 27ft August Moon ran aground close to the entrance to Cardiff Bay off South Wales at around 11.44am after veering away from the navigable channel into the bay,

Coast Guard rescues boater in distress
A 911 dispatcher notified the Coast Guard of the boater in distress after he wife saw his 19-foot sailboat tip over in about 4- to 6-foot waves. The Muskegon Coast Guard station immediately launched a boat crew and a rescue helicopter.

Boat slams into pier in St. Amant, injures 5
Houston Chronicle
(AP)  The St. Amant Fire Department says two children and three adults were injured when their boat slammed into a pier on the Diversion Canal. A news release says one child was severely injured and was airlifted Saturday evening to a Baton Rouge ..

USCG searches for 3 missing boaters
(WALA) - The USCG told FOX10 they have found two of the three boaters that went missing early Saturday. The men set out on a boat from Dauphin Island around 11 am Saturday to fish the rigs about 15 to 20 miles offshore according to authorities.

DA Gaither, wife uninjured in boating wreck on Lake Hickory
Hickory Daily Record
Sunday night District Attorney Jay Gaither and his wife were thrown from their boat when it collided with another boat. Vicki and Garry Goble were in their home on Lake Hickory at about 9:30 pm Sunday when a boat crashed yards from their back door,

Wisconsin woman hurt in boating accident on Rock River
By Mike Costello - email Police believe alcohol and speed were factors in a boating accident on the Rock River in Rock County. Emergency crews were called to the river near the 9200 block of N. Rock River Road late Sunday night. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Hurricane Irene:

Closings and cancellations due to Hurricane Irene
Moving your vessel - "The Coast Guard wants boaters to be particularly careful if they decide to move their vessel to protective moorings prior to the storm," said Walt Taylor, the First Coast Guard District's Recreational Boating Safety Specialist. .

Maine Tourists, Boaters, Keep an Eye on Hurricane Irene
While Maine's boating community battens down the hatches, many of those enjoying a vacation under canvas will also have to think again this weekend. "Well right now we've decided to close both of our campgrounds, Blackwoods and Seawal

Norwalk Boaters Aren't Taking Any Chances With Hurricane Irene.
The race is on for Norwalk boaters to pull their vessels out of the water before Hurricane Irene arrives. By Paul Devlin With Mother Nature ready to unleash her fury along the eastern seaboard, Norwalk boaters aren't taking any chances. .

Hurricane guide for boaters, island dwellers
Concord Monitor (blog)
Anyone boating this weekend should plan for deteriorating conditions. If boating during stormy conditions can't be avoided, officials urge all aboard to wear a life jacket. In the event your boat capsizes or swamps, all persons should stay with the .

Marinas, Boat Owners Prepare For The Worst
It was a different story at local marinas however, with employees working from dusk to dark to prepare boats for the hurricane. The normally packed New Suffolk mooring field was left barren, as boat owners had their boats hauled and put on dry dock,

Boating News:

Boating event is disturbing cottagers
Our local authorities are supposed to be protecting us from boating violations (such as speed and noise bylaws for example) instead of making sure these huge boats can plough through our channels. Instead they are clearing everyone out of the way so

US man fishing in Mexico says he escaped gunfire on Falcon Lake
by ANGELA KOCHERGA FALCON LAKE - The Sheriff of Zapata County is reminding people not to venture into Mexico at Falcon Lake after a US man fishing in Mexican waters reported someone fired at his boat. “He experienced a bullet hole through his ...

Boating safety News:

Belated honor given Friday to Coast Guard officer
Newport News-Times Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:48 AM PDT
Rear Admiral Keith Taylor, Coast Guard 13th District commander, presents Chief Boatswainâs Mate Beth Slade with the Silver Lifesaving Medal during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay on Friday. Taylor noted the awards significance as more than just a military decoration. 

ABC News 4 | News, Sports, Weather for Charleston SCCoast Guard urges boaters ...
Entertainment News from AP CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) -- With Hurricane Irene approaching, the Coast Guard is urging boaters and swimmers to stay off and stay out of the water until the storm has passed and sea states return to normal

Cochiti Reservoir closed to boating due to fire debris | The Republic
The Republic
AP COCHITI RESERVOIR, NM — Officials have been forced to close Cochiti Reservoir to boating due to logs and other debris that have collected in the lake following post-fire flash flooding in the mountains to the north. The Albuquerque Journal reports ..

National Safe Boating Council Calls for Safe Boating Stories
Marketwire (press release)
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - As the Summer boating season comes to a close, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is asking to hear your safe summer boating stories. The NSBC is looking for personal stories of how boaters from

New state laws aim to curb boating deaths
The state representative wrote the legislation with the idea of seeing more educated boaters in the future. Boaters falling under the education requirement also must carry valid identification and documentation of having taken and passed the boater .

Missoula Independent Thu, 25 Aug 2011 03:54 AM PDT
River rage seeps into rules by Matthew Frank On the evening of Aug. 17, Billy Pfeiffer and two friends were fishing from a raft on the Clark Fork south of Missoula when a powerboat buzzed past, creating waves that Pfeiffer says were big enough to swamp a canoe. Pfeiffer and company expressed their irritation, only to have the powerboat and an accompanying quartet of jet skiers swing back around ...

Boater Education:

Boat Safety Course to be held on Saturday, August 27th
Clarksville Online
Coast Guard Auxiliary will be giving a boater's safety class Saturday August 27, 2011, 0900 am in the Montgomery County Conservation Club House located just off Seven Mile Ferry Road. The class will last approximately 6 hours (0800 – 1500)

Risks along the rivers
The Register-Guard
The county doesn't have the funds to offer boater safety classes, Miller said. But there are at least of a couple of ways to learn how to be safe on Lane County waterways. All of the boating classes offered by Eugene's outdoor recreation program,

Boater safety program at the marina Aug. 26
Leamington Post Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:09 AM PDT
In light of the recent tragedy at the Leamington Marina, the municipality will host a boater safety awareness program Friday, Aug. 26, at the Leamington Marina from 3 to 8 p.m

Nassau Notebook: Basic boater training to start Sept. 6
Florida Times-Union
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-1 is offering a program for experienced and novice boaters covering basic boating knowledge for all weather conditions. The 10 two-hour lessons will be from 7 to 9 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept.

 Barging Through the Harbor With Right of Way
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
The course is designed for the recreational boater, and you will learn topics such as general information about boats, maintenance, how to boat safe, and boating regulations. Additionally, the program is recognized by the US Coast Guard and has the ...


Police seek 3 men who left woman to die in Pineview Reservoir
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
Police are asking for your help to find three men on a boat that hit-and-killed a woman in Pineview Reservoir. A man who witnessed part of the accident told Fox 13 on Wednesday that the men spoke briefly to Esther Fujimoto, but sped off in their boat,

Body recovered after empty boat found
WTNH-TV New Haven Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:55 AM PDT
Sources tell News 8 a body has been recovered after a search for a missing boater in New Haven.

Woman drowns in Lake Powell
The Salt Lake Tribune Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:29 PM PDT
Woman drowns in Lake Powell By Gina Barker The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 24, 2011 02:58PM MDT Colorado resident Diane Ellis, 40, drowned in Lake Powell sometime early Tuesday morning, the National Park Services reported. She was camping with her husband near Slick Rock Canyon and they had docked their houseboat on the beach Monday night. Her husband noticed her missing after he woke up 

Brentwood man killed in Center Hill boating incident
Sparta Expositor Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:20 AM PDT
Boating fatality. District 31 Boating Officer Nick Luper with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency looks for evidence of what caused a fatal boat crash on Center Hill Lake, on the night of Aug. 20

Three suspects sought after Pineview boating fatality
By Scott Schwebke OGDEN -- Three people in a boat that fatally struck an Ogden woman swimming Sunday night in Pineview Reservoir spoke to the victim while she was alive in the water and then fled the scene, authorities said Wednesday.

Search under way for missing boater on Holston River
Knoxville News Sentinel
By News Sentinel staff SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. — Rescue teams located the body of a Hawkins County man this afternoon who had been reported missing Wednesday after his fishing boat was found lodged against a fallen tree on the Holston River,


Search Resumes In Sodus Bay For Missing Man
13WHAM Rochester Wed, 24 Aug 2011 07:50 AM PDT
Sodus Bay, N.Y.  The Coast Guard has been searching for a George H. Heniz, III in Sodus Bay since Tuesday.


 Sailboat goes up in flames after night light malfunctioned, caught fire
The Morning Journal
SANDUSKY — A mans sailboat went up in flames after a night light malfunctioned and caught fire. Around 6:15 pm Aug. 22, the Sandusky Fire Department was called to the Sandusky Yacht Club after workers saw the sailboat on fire, Lt. Matt Lesch.

Good Samaritan rescues boater from fire
Siuslaw News
Before the Coast Guard arrived, another boater in the area had rescued the pair. “A Good Samaritan nearby pulled them off the vessel,” Betts said. Neither the man nor his dog was injured. The Coast Guard continued to monitor the burning boat until it .. 

Boating Accidents:

Sailboat Capsizes Off Shinnecock While Racing To Europe
By Michael Wright Aug 23, 2011 4:24 PM A 100-foot tri-hulled sailboat capsized 30 miles off Southampton's beaches early Monday morning when it was hit by winds from a strong line of thunderstorms moving off the coast while attempting a record-setting .

Waldorf Man Injured in Port Tobacco River Boating Accident
Southern Maryland Online
ANNAPOLIS (August 24, 2011)—The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) released the following report regarding a serious boating accident in Charles County. NRP is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Officers investigate boating accident
AP August 23, 2011 11:04PM HAMMOND — Indiana conservation officers are investigating a Lake Michigan boating accident that sent 11 adults and children into the lake after a boat collided with a break wall. State Department of Natural Resources

911 call released in boat crash that killed car dealer
WTSP 10 News
"There's a big boat with three motors on it flipped! And they're missing people!" the caller told the dispatcher. The caller then describes a chaotic scene in the water, with Phillips body there, alongside his wife, two kids, and six friends trying to

Sailboat flips, passengers OK
Call 345-3441 No one was injured after a sailboat flipped over earlier tonight. Just before 7 pm Thunder Bay firefighters and the coast guard were called out to Lake Superior to assist the passengers on a boat that had flipped 

Woman seriously injured after collision with houseboat
Kelowna Capital News Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:40 PM PDT
A 27-year-old Victoria woman, who was tubing on Shuswap Lake Sunday afternoon, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries after colliding with a houseboat

Troops' therapy yacht hit by boat
BBC News
Therapeutic sailing lessons for military personnel returning from Afghanistan could be at risk after a yacht was damaged in a "hit and run". The Sarie Marais was moored off Drake's Island in Plymouth Sound when it was badly damaged by another vessel.

Troopers rescue man from Mohawk
Albany Times Union
The rescue happened around 6:20 pm, when Troopers Travis Kline and Victoria Lovett were dispatched for a report of a boater in distress near the Route 9 Crescent Bridge, which connects northern Colonie to the town of Halfmoon.

Boaters make it back to shore safely after boating collision
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
We're told it happened on Glen Haven Road on the Cayuga County side of Skaneateles Lake. Cayuga County dispatchers say it does not appear to be serious; all boaters involved made it back to shore safely. Stay with Newschannel 9 and for ..

St. Augustine Men OK after Losing Boat off St. Augustine
First Coast News
Two men took a 9-foot dinghy around 12:30 am today from the the Crane Park boat ramp in the Intracoastal Waterway and headed back to another boat at the city marina. The boat flooded and the men fell out of the boat. Hickey, 52, of St. Augustine,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

New Broward boat rules to protect manatees
Tighter boating rules to protect manatees in Broward County will go before the state wildlife commission for final approval on Sept. 7. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider the first revisions to the county's rules since

Clear Lake crackdown on mussel inspections
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By GLENDA ANDERSON A San Jose man has become the 18th boater on Clear Lake this year to be hit with a misdemeanor citation and fine for failing to have a sticker proving his vessel had been checked for invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Battle over bandwidth
The Barrie Advance
Margaret Podlich, vice-president of government affairs with BoatUS, an American boater advocacy group, said the stations could seriously affect the operation of commercial and personal GPS units. “GPS is a pretty weak signal, and LightSquared has .

Tennessee joins Lapsed Boater Recruitment Program in an effort to increase ...
Clarksville Online
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating in the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program. The program is directed at increasing boat registration renewals among lapsed

 New Swan Boats Resurrect Asbury Park, NJ Tradition
ABC News
A new concession offers a modern twist on Asbury Park's century-old tradition: swan boats on Wesley Lake. A short stroll from the Atlantic Ocean boardwalk, locals and tourists alike are now happily pedaling around the shallow inland waters while .

Boating Safety News:

Lifelong boater likes volunteering, community service
Press-Register - (blog)
By Press-Register Correspondent FOLEY, Alabama --- It was beautiful sailing that got Texas native Carol Hanson to Baldwin County. After retirement, she and her late husband sailed all the way down the Gulf coastline, starting in Corpus Christi, Texas,

Commission looking to introduce new boat laws for renters
Currently only boaters under the age of 26 years old are required to take a boating safety course. The problem is that anyone over 26 can walk up go through a basic training by the owner of the boat and take to the waters. ...

Almost as bad as the jerk who ran the Staten Island Ferry into the pier in 2003 and killed 11 people. Captain Ahab would never have done something like this! I guess he's 'Finnish' as a captain. C'mon, you didn't expect the guy to dump his load in the

Life Jackets When Boating
With the busy Labor Day holiday weekend ahead, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program reminds all boaters, especially personal water craft (PWC) users, to wear a life jacket when on the water. So far in 2011, there have been

A lifejacket is required for each person aboard
Roseville Press Tribune
If you do a great deal of boating, the cost of replacing an ill-fitting lifejacket can be much more justified than if you only boat a couple of times a year. Any old lifejacket doesn't cut it. You should choose a lifejacket that is the correct size, .

Boater Education:

Boater Education Classes to be Offered at Brandon Regional Library
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Hillsborough County's Brandon Regional Library have partnered to present critical information boaters at all experience levels need to be safe on the waters of Tampa Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and inland lakes.


Body recovered from Lake Washington near where boater went missing
The Seattle Times
Note to ALL boater/personal water craft... (August 20, 2011, by kaye d) Read more Seattle police Harbor Patrol units recovered a body Saturday believed to be that of a man who fell from a personal watercraft and disappeared in Lake Washington on ...

Three killed in ferry fire
WAAY-TV Huntsville Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:31 AM PDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) â Coast guard officials say an inter-island ferry has caught fire in the central Philippines, killing three people. More than 60 others have been rescued.

Vero Beach Boating Accident Kills Man
WPBF West Palm Beach
A night of boating took a deadly turn for a pair of Vero Beach brothers. Florida Wildlife Commission says Eddie Manto and his brother, Fredy Preciado, were riding in a 10-foot aluminum boat along the Main Relief Canal near 30th Street on Saturday night

Cottage Grove woman drowns
The Register-Guard Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:15 PM PDT
A 25-year-old Cottage Grove woman drowned while floating the Willamette River with friends on Sunday afternoon, the sheriffâs department said. Paola Wilkinson was floating the river in an inflatable raft with a male boater as part of a group of eight people in a variety of watercraft a little before 

Man jumps off boat, likely drowns in Columbia River
FOX 12 Oregon Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:18 PM PDT
The search for a missing boater has turned into a recovery operation after the man jumped into the Columbia River Sunday afternoon and never surfaced. 

 Woman dies after being hit by boat in Pineview Reservoir
Salt Lake Tribune
A neighbor heard her scream about 8 pm He paddled a rowboat out to her and called 911, but was only able to hold Fujimoto's head above water so she could breathe, he said. "He was alone in the boat, talking to the dispatcher, and he was not physically ...

Man dies after falling out of boat
Before they arrived, a husband and wife got two people out of the water and took them to the boat landing on Dilly Lake. The two were on a pontoon boat when 42-year-old Timothy F. Anderson of Inver Grove Heights, MN stood up in the small boat, slipped,

Car dealer Larry Phillips' son was killed when a boat overturned on the ...
Orlando Sentinel
By Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel The son of a prominent Lake County businessman was killed in a Sunday afternoon boating accident in Citrus County that also injured his wife, children and six others, authorities said Monday.

Twin Cities man dies in Washburn County boating accident
Duluth News Tribune
A Minnesota man died in a boating accident Saturday on Dilly Lake in Washburn County, authorities say. Emergency personnel were called to the lake at approximately 8 pm Saturday after it was reported that two people had fallen out of a small boat,

Man trying to retrieve boat drowns in Adams County
Chicago Tribune
AP Sheriff's officials say a man has drowned while trying to retrieve his drifting boat in Adams County. Deputies say the man and his wife were launching their boat in the Castle Rock flowage Monday when it began drifting away.

Boating Accidents:

Sinking Fishing Boat Rescued By Coast Guard
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- A US Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued eight people after their recreational fishing boat began to sink 25 miles southeast of Point Loma on Saturday. The 45-foot-long boat, which had the word "Osprey" on the side, sent a distress call at

Man rushed to hospital after boat capsizes in Vero Beach canal
The younger Manzo said the two were cruising on the canal when the boat flipped. While scuba divers donned gear, Fire Engineer Ray Jones, wearing only shorts and a T-shirt, plunged into the 10-foot-deep water with a mask, fins and snorkel to begin the

Peel lifeboat called out twice in two days
On Friday it went out to assist a yacht on passage from Ramsey to Peel; the yacht was unable to make headway in the strong winds. Again they were successfully located outside of Peel and returned into the harbour where they were able to moor.

3 boaters rescued in Chesapeake Bay
WGMD Radio
The 23-foot boat started taking on water yesterday afternoon (August 20)north of the Bay Bridge, and the boaters radioed the Coast Guard for help. Crews from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel Fire .

Holidaymakers rescued from stricken yacht
U TV Sun, 21 Aug 2011 06:18 AM PDT
Holidaymakers had to be rescued from the yacht they were sailing in off the coast of Larne, Co Antrim on Saturday night when one of the crew became ill. 

U.S. Coastguard Crews Respond to Boat Taking on Water
By Mary McGuirt Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Brindle, a boarding officer at Coast Guard Station Annapoils, Md., bails water out of a 23-foot boat near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as it's being towed by a 25-foot Response Boat, according to a press

 Boaters Rescued After Sailboat Overturns in Bay
By Gordon Grant The East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad, along with the Amagansett Fire Dept. and East Hampton Marine Patrol responded to an overturned sailboat Sunday afternoon near the end of Barnes Hole Road in East Hampton, NY August 21,

Coast Guard rescues kayaker in Yokohama Bay
Hawaii News Now Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:55 AM PDT
kayaker was rescued in waters off Yokohama Bay Sunday evening. According to the Coast Guard, the 46 year old was separated.

8 injured in boat crash at Lake Michigan break wall
Chicago Tribune
A boat slammed into a break wall on Lake Michigan near a US Coast Guard station, sending eight people -- including a child -- to area hospitals, authorities said this morning. The boat collision happened just before 11 pm on the lake off 95th Street

6 hurt when boat hits shoal in St. Lawrence River
Wall Street Journal
AP CLAYTON, NY — Authorities say six people have been injured, two of them seriously, when their motor boat struck a shoal in the St. Lawrence River near the Canadian border in northern New York. State park police tell the Watertown Daily Times

Ten Kayakers Rescued Near Sea Caves; Told Not To Go Out
Ashland Current
Ten kayakers struggling in rough water near the sea caves northwest of Bayfield last week were rescued by National Park Service staff and a private boater, according to an Apostle Islands National Lakeshore news release. Two kayakers capsized in .

Boater Arrested for BWI in Greenport Jetty Crash
Long Island Press
By Timothy Bolger on August 22nd, 2011 A 23-year-old man was arrested for drunken boating after he crashed his vessel into a jetty in Greenport Harbor over the weekend, Southold Town Police said. Herbert Israel was navigating his boat eastbound when

Capsized boaters rescued from Ottawa River
Your Ottawa Region
At 10:45 this morning, the Ottawa fire department was notified that a sailboat had capsized in the Ottawa River just west of Dick Bell Park and that the two occupants were in the water. Firefighters arrived on scene within seven minutes of the initial

Police: Swimmers Saved After Sailboat Capsizes
By Erin Schultz Three Southold residents got some help getting home from bay constables after their sailboat capsized in Hogs Neck Bay and they tried to swim back to shore. Police responded on Sunday at 3:52 pm to a call from a 53-year-old Southold

Mother of boy run over by boat on American Lake sues driver
He was run over by a motor boat, suffering serious brain damage and more. "His clavicle broken, his ribs broken, his hip broken,” said Gail. “Half of his skull is like a Kevlar plate, which unfortunately is coming apart.” He's through a tube,

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Distressed boater call turns out to be a hoax
At about 7:30 am officials from the US Coast Guard station at Castle Hill called the Barrington Fire Department and other departments from across the East Bay to assist with a boater in trouble. Coast Guard officials said the boater was somewhere .

Coast Guard, RIDOT to discuss Sakonnet River Bridge, boat traffic
Fall River Herald News Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:56 AM PDT
A meeting with representatives of the Coast Guard and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation regarding closure of the Sakonnet River Bridge channel to boat traffic has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Tiverton High School. The meeting is open to the public

Mayor warns boat clubs that ban female members
Chicago Tribune
AP The mayor of Springfield says boat clubs on Lake Springfield with men-only membership policies are violating city leases. The State Journal-Register reports ( ) Mayor Mike Houston sent letters to at least two clubs on the lake, 

Rules may change for people who live on their boats in Savannah, state
Savannah Morning News
By Mary Landers Living aboard a boat is “good living and you meet good people,” said Joe Kovacs, a retired engineer who bought his 32-foot sailboat in the British Virgin Islands, then sailed it to Savannah to fix it up. “I retired, sold my house,

Part of Missouri River reopened for navigation
Kansas City Star
Officials had put the river off-limits for recreational boating in Missouri on June 3. Commercial vessels had ceased operations earlier, as historic releases of water from upstream storage reservoirs pushed the Missouri out of its banks.

Security complicates boating along the border
North Country Public Radio
Garnsey says an experienced boater like him, who knows the territory, and has an expensive navigation system, can stay out of trouble with border patrol. But he says without a GPS, you'd have no idea if you'd drifted into Canada

Don't Sail Off Without Boat Insurance
Fox Business
You can also purchase comprehensive coverage against theft, vandalism, fire and flood, personal property coverage for your fishing gear, uninsured boater insurance and even roadside assistance in the event you need a tow. Unlike home and auto, 

Staten Island boating: Many factors determine insurance
Is there a discount for attending a Safe Boating Class? You will have to specify how you will use the boat (pleasure, fishing, business). Personal Watercraft (PWC) should also be considered when you are thinking of insurance.

 Our View: Recreational boat excise taxe rules need revision
Yet today, in the 21st century, Massachusetts continues to collect, almost obsessively, an excise tax on cars while it looks the other way on recreational boats. Why does Massachusetts continue to tolerate an inefficient and outdated boat excise tax

Boating Safety News:

Driving a Boat Is Not Child's Play
Injury Board Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:27 AM PDT
Hundreds of lives are lost each year due to recreational boating accidents. But you â the passenger or boat operator â can make a difference by adhering to safe boating standards. In 2009, there were 4,730 recreational boating accidents that involved 736 deaths, 3358 injuries and an estimated $36 million dollars of damage to property, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Boating Safety First and 

OPP issues safe boating tips
Boaters are encouraged to wear life jackets or personal flotation devices, and ensure that there are enough for all passengers on board. - Weak swimmers and children should always were a life jacket when near the water. - Children should always be 

Alliance for Safe Navigation Announces Latest Survey for Recreational Boaters
Boating World
August 8, 2011—The Alliance for Safe Navigation, whose mission is to raise boater awareness about the importance of accurate navigational information, today announced its annual survey for recreational boaters. The survey's purpose is to gauge boaters

Coast Guard, state DEEP sign boat safety cooperation pact
The Norwich Bulletin Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:41 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection have signed a boat safety cooperation agreement. 

Media Advisory/Search and Rescue Exercise: Lac St Louis
Marketwire Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:00 AM PDT
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2011) - The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to inform the public that a large-scale search and rescue exercise will take place on Lac St. Louis, on the evening of August 23, 2011. 

Md. boating deaths hit highest level in over a decade
Baltimore Sun
By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun Boating deaths in Maryland have reached their highest level in more than a decade, with 20 so far this year. But authorities say they can't find any explanation for the increase other than nice summer weather.

ABC pilot a hero of yacht race
Sunshine Coast Daily
The 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race was arguably his finest hour, when he braved horrendous conditions to help direct rescue efforts after the fleet sailed into a storm with 78 knot winds and 10m seas. The race saw six sailors die and another 55

OPP makes points for water patrol, but not perils of paddle boating — MILLS ...
Sault Star
After the marine patrol on Upper Island Lake recently checked the paddle boater for personal flotation devices and allegedly found none, officers subsequently also charged the man with impaired operation of a vessel. That arrest stirred up a lot of .

Boater Education:

Safe Boating Course
The course is a requirement in Connecticut for the operator of any motorboat or sailboat over 19.5 feet. This accelerated course prepares boaters and personal watercraft operators for a safe season on the water and earns them a state-required safety ...


Child killed after boating accident on Evansdale lake
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
EVANSDALE, Iowa --- A 9-year-old child died Wednesday after an accident on Eagle Lake in Evansdale. The child, who was a member of the Waterhawks Ski Club, was taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo with serious injuries where he later died.

Mission teen killed in boating accident on Osoyoos Lake
The Province
A Mission teenager is dead after a tragic boating accident on Osoyoos Lake Tuesday night. The unidentified 18-year-old was one of three tubers being towed to shore near Haynes Point at 9:15 pm when the driver of another boat ran into them. 

Autopsy: Boater died by drowning
Tallahassee Democrat Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:16 PM PDT
Preliminary autopsy results show the 61-year-old Tallahassee boater found near the Apalachee Bay on Tuesday evening died from drowning, said Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

Boater's body recovered from Anne Arundel Co. waterway
Baltimore Sun Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:56 AM PDT
Galesville man went missing while crabbing on Tenthouse Creek The Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the body of a missing boater from Tenthouse Creek in southern Anne Arundel County at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday

Body of girl killed in boating mishap while tubing found in Corey Lake
Kalamazoo Gazette -
By Ed Finnerty | Kalamazoo Gazette THREE RIVERS — The body of a 10-year-old girl killed in a boating accident Wednesday was located this afternoon in Corey Lake, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office. Daniella Rose Veca, of Illinois,

Sailing tragedy in Croatia- motor yacht kills visiting Italian sailors
Sail World
Two Italian sailors on a sailing holiday in Croatia were this week thrown into the water and killed when their 13 metre sailing boat was hit by a 12 metre motor yacht near the islet of Maslinovik, two nautical miles off Primosten on the central

Cool Schools: Teaching Math While Building Boats
The 6th through 8th graders in the summer program are now experts at fractions, measuring, and boat building as well. The Alexandria Seaport Foundation runs the workshop in conjunction with wood shop teacher Matt Cupples. Students do everything from


Police search for missing boater
Maryland Natural Resources Police are searching Dean Dixon, a boater missing in Penthouse Creek, police said. Police were called at 3 pm because an unoccupied boat was found on shore. Police investigated and found out that Dean Dixon, of Harwood, Md.

At Least 12 Missing after Boating Accident in Nepal
Voice of America (blog)
Authorities in southern Nepal are searching for at least 12 people who are missing after their boat capsized on the flooded Kamala River late Tuesday. Officials say at least 35 people were crowded onto the boat, which overturned 400 kilometers

Search continues for boater missing in SF Bay
San Jose Mercury News
AP SAN FRANCISCO—Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who went missing after the canoe he was in capsized near Treasure Island. Authorities received a report of the missing man around 6:15 pm Wednesday. Coast Guard officials say he was with two

Man Missing In Lake Washington Presumed To Have Drowned
KIRO Seattle
A boater said he saw the man fall off his WaveRunner, which was left going in circles without him. "This gentleman attempted to throw the man a life jacket. The man didn't grab the life jacket, so he dove in and tried to save him


Sailboat Fire Severely Injures Two
750 KXL
Authorities say that a malfunctioning heater most likely caused Saturday morning's sailboat fire at McCuddy's Landing Marina in Scappoose that severely burned a man and woman. He tried to put out the flames with a garden hose while the woman was ...

Boating Accidents:

Inquiry into sinking under way
Irish Times
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has begun a preliminary inquiry into the capsizing of the maxi yacht Rambler 100 with 21 crew on board south of the Fastnet Rock on Monday. A marine surveyor from the board was assigned yesterday to ascertain why

Newport Sailor Rescued Off Ireland's Coast
Yachting race officials said the yacht capsized off the coast of Ireland and 21 crew members were rescued, including Mick Harvey, of Newport. Harvey is originally from Australia and now resides in Newport. The Rambler 100 was racing in the Rolex

Coast Guard Investigates Trawler-Sailboat Crash South of Montauk
One of the fishing vessels was a Stonington-based ship and both sailboats, one locally owned and the other owned by Vineyard Vines clothing company, were dry-docked at Dodson's Boatyard in Stonington Borough. According to Specialist Ternia "Nikki"

Overdue boaters rescued near Georgetown
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:57 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued two overdue boaters who were on a 15-foot Jon boat fishing in small creeks.

Missing Boater Found Alive, But In Serious Condition, At Winfield City Lake
While searching for the woman, authorities were informed that she was last seen by other boaters around 4:30 pm near the dam on the west side of the lake. Police, fire crews, and EMS went camp to camp, and search the waters for her.

Firefighters rescue boater from Long Island Sound
Old Saybrook – Firefighters rescued a 65-year-old boater this afternoon whose boat had overturned on Long Island Sound just off Cornfield Point, according to Old Saybrook Fire Department Chief JT Dunn. Lewis Perry, of Old Saybrook, was brought to shore

Overturned Boater Rescued
KATC Lafayette News
The Coast Guard rescued a Hopedale, La., native in the Gulf of Mexico, after the man was reported missing, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call from the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office at 10:30 pm, ..

Six rescued from vessel that was taking on water
Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 19 Aug 2011 05:34 AM PDT
MARBLEHEAD -- The U.S. Coast Guard and Rescue Marine rescued four adults and two children after a recreational vessel began taking on water in Lake Erie near Catawba Island around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday.

 Fisherman rescued at Lake Mamanasco after canoe capsizes
Ridgefield Press
A fisherman in a boat on Lake Mamanasco was rescued late this morning after his canoe capsized. Reports from witnesses at the scene indicated the man was struggling and having difficulty breathing after being dumped it the water, and reportedly could

Man Rescued From Sinking Sailboat In Ferry Lane
Ashland Current
Rescue boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Bayfield rescued a man Friday afternoon after learning of a 17-foot-long sailboat that had capsized near the Madeline Island Ferry lane, approximately 200 yards from shore. A Station Bayfield rescue boatcrew ...