Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, April 9, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

 Gas prices affecting boater habits
LAKE TEXOMA -- Friday dozens of boaters revved up their engines for the first time this year on Lake Texoma, but several say it was not today's heat that was making them sweat it was the boat load of money they had to fork out for gas.

Boating Safety News:

 TWRA Enforcing Boater Safety
News Channel 5 Nashville Sat, 07 Apr 2012 18:32 PM PDT
With warmer than normal temperatures, activity is already picking up on Old Hickory Lake one month earlier than usual. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) officers are also on the water conducting safety checks. 

Boating Safety News:

 Boating: Check, maintain your oil levels
The News-Press
It is important that you check and maintain the proper oil level in all the motors that you have on board. Boats with twin screws will have two motors. They can be outboards, inboard/outboards (IOs) or direct-drive systems.

Boater Education:

 Boater safety course set in Southport
Ithaca Journal
The Chemung County Sheriff's Office will host a free state Boater Safety Course from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm April 14 at the Southport Fire Department, 1001 Carl St. in Elmira. Pre-registration is required and limited seating is available for the first 50 

 Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department to hold boating safety course
The Sheboygan Press
The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department will be conducting a Wisconsin Boating Safety Course for individuals interested in recreational boating. The course is 12 hours long and will be held at the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, ...

 Boater safety classes offered by Fulton Schools
The Morning Sun Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:18 PM PDT
Fulton Schools is offering a Boater Safety Class Thursdays April 19 and April 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fulton High School, room 106B


 Man falls off yacht, drowns at Tas lagoon
A man has drowned after falling overboard from a yacht into a lagoon in Tasmania's south-east. A woman sent a distress call summoning emergency crews to Lagoon Beach, near Sloping Main on the Tasman Peninsula after her 66-year-old husband fell off ...

 Search resumes for 17-yo SA boater
Sky News Australia
Search resumes for 17-yo SA boater Updated: 13:23, Saturday April 7, 2012 The search for a missing teenager in South Australia continues at sunrise after rough seas caused his boat to capsize and killed a fellow boater. The 17-year-old is missing near ...

 Teenager dies in boat capsize
The Courier Mail Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:00 AM PDT
A LARRIKIN with a great future - that's how friends and family of Hayden Carey described the popular teen, who was killed in a boating accident near  Ingham. 

 Two children die after boating accident on Clearwater Lake
Pioneer Press
Two of the children who were hospitalized after their boat capsized in Clearwater Lake in northern Minnesota on Friday have died of hypothermia. They were 2 and 6 years old. Their 8-year-old brother remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital ...

 Three skippers detained over fatal yacht accident
China Economic Net Sat, 07 Apr 2012 23:51 PM PDT
Three skippers were detained Friday after a yachting accident on Taihu Lake in east China's Jiangsu Province, killing four people and injuring four others Wednesday, local officials said Saturday.


Russian yacht goes missing in Antarctic
Daily News & Analysis
A world-record breaking yacht with a crew of four Russians and four Ukrainians on board has gone missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage, an expedition spokesperson said. Navigation officers have failed to 

 Water search continues for missing man in Barron County
WQOW TV News 18
Barron County (WQOW) - The Barron County Sheriff says they are still searching for a missing boater near Birchwood. They say they found a boat on Friday, but didn't find the man who was supposed to be in it on Red Cedar Lake.

 UPDATE: Search for missing boater called off for the night in Barron County
WQOW Eau Claire Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:23 PM PDT
Authorities are continuing the search for the third day for a boater they think went overboard on a Barron County lake.

Boating Accidents:

Yacht goes down in rough seas
Herald Sun
Port Campbell SIX men were rescued when their yacht sunk off Port Campbell overnight. The crew was plucked from the water shortly after midnight when their yacht Inception came to grief in rough seas. A search and rescue mission was launched after the ...

Crews scramble to save children after sailboat capsizes
Bemidji Pioneer
DEBS – Three young children are hospitalized after the sailboat they were in capsized Friday afternoon. “It's not a very good day today,” Clearwater County Sheriff Mike Erickson said Beltrami and Clearwater County sheriff's officials pack up an empty .

 1 hurt in boating accident on river
KPRC Local 2 Houston Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:32 PM PDT
A person is thrown out of a boat on the San Jacinto River. 

Raw: Two injured after boating accident on Lake Houston
KHOU 11 Houston Fri, 06 Apr 2012 14:27 PM PDT
HOUSTON â Two people were injured Friday in a boating accident in northeast Harris County. It happened at about 3:30 p.m. just south of Lake Houston and north of Highway 90. One person managed to swim to the shore, but firefighters had to rescue the other person. Witnesses said the man may have had a broken leg. Both of the individuals were taken to the hospital. 

Victim Rescued Following Boating Accident Near Annapolis
WBAL Radio
An 18-year-old man spent the night sitting on his capsized sailboat in the middle of the shipping channel in the Chesapeake Bay just south of the Bay Bridge. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Thompson say that the man set sail ...

 Houseboat goes over Peoria lock and dam
Peoria Journal Star Sat, 07 Apr 2012 22:01 PM PDT
A 66-foot houseboat was damaged when it went over the Peoria Lock and Dam on Saturday. 

 Dozens escape sinking riverboat in Carlsbad
Boaters already on the river joined in. By the time Phelps and other fire department crews arrived, boaters had started ferrying the 44 passengers on the George Washington to shore, some slightly wet but otherwise unharmed, Phelps said.

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