Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Boater education required
Star Beacon Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:17 AM PDT
The mild winter and lack of frozen waterways has produced a rare sight for Ohio in mid-March â fishermen in boats chasing walleyes on Lake Erie. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary Plans Boating Safety Classes
Oswego County Today Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:21 AM PDT
The Oswego US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering two boating safety courses. One on May 5 at Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St., Fulton. And, one on May 19 at Sandy Pond Sportsman Association, 3201 County Route 15, Sandy Creek. Continue reading

 Boating safety class set for April 28; to be held in Berryville
Carroll County News
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 55 of Shell Knob, Mo., will provide a Boating Safely Class on Saturday, April 28. The class will be held at the Community Center, 601 Doctor Spurlin Circle, Berryville. The class starts at 8 am and lasts until

Boating Safety News:

Spring boating risky
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:55 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The resolve to fish, no matter what weather conditions are, can be a dangerous trait in some boaters, a watercraft officer said. 

Knowledge buoyed by safety course
The Auburn Citizen Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:17 PM PDT
AUBURN | It was anchors aweigh Sunday at Cayuga Community College where a dozen would-be sailors attending a boating safety course. 

Coast Guard Auxiliary learns how to handle flares
WINK TV Southwest Florida Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:39 AM PDT
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Boaters are required to have flares on board their vessels as a safety precaution. But did you know, using a flare the wrong way can cause more damage than good? 


Yacht inquest told man may have fallen overboard
ABC Online
An inquest has that heard a man, who went missing from a yacht in Sydney in 2011, may have fallen overboard trying to fix an outboard motor. Retired engineer Michael Majkowski was last seen near Collaroy in Sydney's north.

Cops find jet ski victim's helmet-cam
Adelaide Now Sun, 22 Apr 2012 23:25 PM PDT
POLICE divers have found a helmet camera worn by a Victorian competitor killed in a jet ski crash during the Australian Watercross National Championships on the Gold Coast. 

Jet-ski champ was 'dead before he hit the water'
Brisbane Times Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:49 PM PDT
The father of a 22-year-old Victorian man who died while competing in the national jet-ski championships in Queensland at the weekend says he is considering giving away the sport in the wake of his oldest son's death in the "freak accident"

 Jet boater dies on Waimakariri
A Christchurch man has died after becoming trapped inside an upturned jet boat on a North Canterbury river. Leslie Grant Stirling, 44, was dead by the time paramedics reached him on the Waimakariri River on Sunday evening. Senior Sergeant Mike McRandle ...

 Italian coast guard finds body of German tourist in Lake Garda, 2 others ...
Washington Post
ROME — Italian Coast Guard searchers on Monday found the body of one of three German tourists who went missing after they took a sailboat out on Lake Garda a few hours before a storm developed, authorities said. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cosimo Nicastro said ..

 Lincoln man, 56, dies in Seaford boating accident
Cape Gazette Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:16 AM PDT
A 56-year-old Lincoln man fell into the water and died April 21 while boating to a fishing tournament in Seaford. Robert M. Messick was riding in a boat on the Nanticoke River that slowed down as it approached the Route 13 bridge near Seaford, said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. As the boat slowed down, Rhodes said another boat ran into it ...

 Investigation into boating disappearance of Charles Kaplan of Solon: Whatever happened to ...?
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:36 AM PDT
Kaplan and his longtime companion, Pamela Holstein, were boating the weekend of Oct. 23, 2011, near Cedar Point. Family members last spoke to them about 5 p.m. that Saturday. Shortly after noon on Sunday, Cedar Point employees saw Kaplan's 36-foot Rinker powerboat smashed against a breakwall. 

 Idaho man missing after rafting accident
KIVI Boise Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:24 AM PDT
STANLEY, Idaho (AP) -- Officials in central Idaho are looking for a man who was thrown into the Salmon River after the raft he was in struck a partially submerged log over the weekend.

 Boat capsizes in Raritan Bay, killing one, while four are rescued from the water
The Star-Ledger -
So Gross steered his 41-foot sport fishing boat down the Arthur Kill, figuring the sheltered waterway separating the island's west shore from New Jersey would provide a more relaxing return voyage. After emerging from the kill into Raritan Bay, 

Wardens searching for missing boater in Blake Lake
Bangor Daily News
... Fisheries and Wildlife, two people went into the water after the small boat capsized and one man made it to shore and reported his companion was missing. Officials did not release the names of the boaters involved or the time the accident occurred.

Wardens find body of missing boater in northern Aroostook County
Bangor Daily News
EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Warden divers recovered the body of an Eagle Lake fisherman Tuesday after he was reported missing in a boating accident Monday night. Ronald Toussaint, 57, was found in 14 feet of water at 9:50 am Tuesday in Blake Lake near the

Boating Accidents:

 Coast Guard rescues 10 from burning fishing boat
(AP) - With the horrors of a deadly shooting rampage still a fresh memory, some students at a California Christian college on Monday will resume attending classes in a building where sevenMore >> The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and 

 FWC officers rescue woman on jet ski
WTSP-TV Tampa Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:46 PM PDT
An Ohio woman unfamiliar with Tampa Bay got stuck while jet skiing on the Alafia River and had to be rescued, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

 Boater found alive in lagoon
Stockton Record
By The Record STOCKTON — A boater who fell into the water thwarted searchers for a half-hour Saturday night before Stockton Fire's water rescue found him alive in an unlikely spot. People at Tiki Lagun resort reported around 8:50 pm Saturday that a ..

 Rescuers called to Missouri River to aid boater
(AP) - Rescue crews were called to the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa, to help a boater who'd fallen overboard. WOWT-TV reports ( ) the man fell out of his craft just after 5 pm Saturday and was struggling in

 Three boaters feared missing off Hernando County located
St. Petersburg Times Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:20 AM PDT
Times staff Monday, April 23, 2012 HERNANDO BEACH â After a miscommunication, a brief search for three boaters presumed missing ended Monday morning after they were determined to be safe and not in distress. One of the men's mothers had called the Coast Guard on Sunday at about 10 p.m. The agency was told they were supposed to return about 5 p.m. But the men weren't missing and had not planned 

Disabled veterans involved in boating accident
Marshall County Tribune-Courier Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:18 AM PDT
GILBERTSVILLE â Members of the Marshall County Rescue Squad and East Marshall Fire Department responded to an overturned boat in the Moors area on Sunday afternoon around 4 p.m. 

Boating News:

 Annapolis Sailor Makes History
WBAL Radio
An Annapolis man has become the first person to circumnavigate the Americas in a sailboat, by himself. WBAL's Jim Russ has this tale of the sea. An Annapolis man has done something no other sailor has ever done. WBAL's Jim Russ tells us about the first ...

 New invasive species sticker required on all Minn. boats
Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:26 AM PDT
There's one more item on the to-do list for Minnesota boaters as they prepare to head to the lakes and rivers - a new law requires all watercraft to have a sticker listing the rules for preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. 

 'No wake' zone coming to Anclote River following death of boater
ABC Action News
The Vietnam veteran spends his time helping boaters going out from Anclote River Park. "Giving them advice on tide, winds, currents. Just in general the safety." He says the biggest problem in this channel on the Pasco-Pinellas line is boaters and jet ..

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