Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week May 19-25

 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25; Safe boating events planned in Ridley Township, Tinicum Township
Ridley Town Talk Mon, 07 May 2012 06:10 AM PDT
The recreational boating season is here and Flotilla 4-2, 5NR of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind boaters that safety on the water will ensure the enjoyment and fun for all onboard. Some suggestions for safe and fun filled trips: 

 National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25
STUART — Sandsprit Park, located on the doorstep of US Coast Guard Flotilla 59, is one of the most popular boating areas in Martin County. This body of water is where Manatee Pocket meets the North Fork of the St. Lucie River and the Indian River just ...

US Coast Guard Auxiliary keeps sights set on safe boating in cold water
By MATT MCALLISTER OGDENSBURG — An early spring heat wave that led to the early arrival of boaters and other water enthusiasts on the St. Lawrence River has drawn the attention of members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary here. “We're not law ...

 Boater Education:

Boater safety class held to keep people safe on the water
FOX 28 South Bend Sun, 06 May 2012 16:47 PM PDT
As the weather warms up more and more people are flocking to the beach.  But fun in the sun can take a serious turn, if folks aren't prepared for what lurks beneath.  75% of boating accidents are a result 

 Boating safety courses being offered in county
DeWitt-Bath Review Sun, 06 May 2012 01:16 AM PDT
ST. JOHNS â The Marine Patrol Division of the Clinton County Sheriffâs Office will be conducting Boaterâs Safety Courses during the months of May and June. 

 Boating Safety Class to be held May 12
Quad-Cities Online
Today is Tuesday, May 8, the 129th day of 2012. There are 237 days left in the year. 1862 -- 150 years ago: The time for closing the post office will be 8 pm hereafter, until further notice. 1887 -- 125 years ago: The 26th annual reunion of the ...

 Allegan County offering boater safety classes
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Mon, 07 May 2012 03:00 AM PDT
It's not quite like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. But 616 ... The Allegan county sheriff's department is offering boater's safety courses .

 ODNR offers boating skills course
Port Clinton News Herald Tue, 08 May 2012 05:43 AM PDT
SANDUSKY -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft will offer a new power boating basics course that provides basic skills for novice and untrained boaters.

Boating Safety News:

Life jackets: Must have them, must wear them
Tacoma News Tribune Sun, 06 May 2012 00:33 AM PDT
Boater safety card DETAILS  

 Budget cuts mean fewer patrol boats on Sullivan County lakes
Chicago Tribune
State wildlife agency boating officer George Birdwell said the Sheriff's Office's presence will be missed by the public and the agency's patrols. "They're helpful in the fact that our officers and our boats can't be everywhere at all times," Birdwell 

 Boater safety course offered
The Daily Telegram Mon, 07 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT
The Lenawee County Sheriffs Department will offer a free boater safety class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the sheriffs department, 405 N. Winter St., Adrian

 Low Water Level: Use Caution When Boating At Lake Manawa
WOWT Omaha Tue, 08 May 2012 11:51 AM PDT
Boaters at Lake Manawa are being warned that low water conditions are creating navigational challenges. 

 Boating banned from Potomac to Kickapoo on Middle Fork
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
DANVILLE — Boating on the Middle Fork River in Vermilion County has been banned until further notice. Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials put the ban in place around 11 am Tuesday after determining that current ..

 Boat Operators Struggle With Heavier Load
Wall Street Journal
By KRIS MAHER Since December, companies that operate passenger boats have had to comply with a new rule issued by the US Coast Guard that raises the assumed average weight of a passenger to 185 pounds, up from 140 pounds, an estimate in use since 1960.


 Body found near Coronado Islands may be from yacht race accident
Los Angeles Times
The San Diego County medical examiner is inspecting a body found floating near the Coronado Islands to determine if it is the fourth crew member from the sailboat that sank during the Newport Beach to Ensenada regatta. Three bodies were found amid the ...

Man dies when personal watercraft hits dock, boat
KAIT Jonesboro Mon, 07 May 2012 10:02 AM PDT
A 47-year-old man is dead following a jet ski accident on a private lake in eastern Missouri. 

Divers recover body of missing Choke Canyon boater
KENS 5 San Antonio Mon, 07 May 2012 14:17 PM PDT
SAN MARCOS -- Divers from the San Marcos Area Recovery Team (SMART) found the body of 68-year-old Arthur Vogt in the Choke Canyon Reservoir around 2:30 Monday afternoon. Vogt, an Atascosa resident, went missing Sunday afternoon while boating with his wife and grandchild. According SMART's written release, Vogt fell overboard while attempting to retrieve his hat that had fallen into the water ..

Women killed in boat accident identified
CTV British Columbia Tue, 08 May 2012 11:01 AM PDT
The two women killed in a boating accident on a river in northeastern B.C. Sunday afternoon have been identified as Prince George residents.  

 Man drowns in Jourdan River saving daughter
The Picayune Item Tue, 08 May 2012 10:28 AM PDT
A man died following a boating accident on the Jourdan River on Sunday while trying to save his daughter. 

 Jet-boating incident kills two
The Province
By Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen May 8, 2012 According to regional coroner Donita Kuzma, the two were among four persons on a jet boat that capsized on the Willow River about 40 kilometres north-east of Prince George. The other two occupants of ...


 Unmanned yacht washes up on Mount Maunganui rocks
New Zealand Herald
By Sam Boyer of the Bay of Plenty Times n unmanned 20-foot yacht was found shipwrecked this morning on rocks at the base of Mauao. Photo / John Borren An unmanned yacht was found washed up on rocks at the base of Mauao, Mount Maunganui at first light .

Police seek missing boater
Brockville Recorder and Times
DELTA — Provincial police are continuing their search for a boater who went missing Sunday morning. Jack Bogart, 58, of North Grenville, was last seen in a canoe around midnight on Lower Beverly Lake, police reported. The canoe was found capsized on

Man on small raft disappears in waters off Baytown
ABC 13 Houston Tue, 08 May 2012 05:07 AM PDT
Baytown firefighters and the Coast Guard spent part of the night looking for a man who disappeared in the waters off Baytown.

 Boating Accidents:

Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Anclote Key
St. Petersburg Times Sun, 06 May 2012 10:21 AM PDT
By Lorri Helfand, Times Staff Writer Sunday, May 6, 2012 TARPON SPRINGS â The U.S. Coast Guard assisted a 54-year-old boater injured after being ejected from a 16-foot pleasure craft late Sunday morning off Anclote Key. The Coast Guard station in St. Petersburg received the call about 10:45 a.m. and responded to the area, a mile east of southern tip of Anclote Key, according to Petty Officer .

Wreck on water sends 2 to hospital
Kerrville Daily Times Sun, 06 May 2012 23:12 PM PDT
Two women were taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center Saturday after a wreck on Ingram Lake. According to law enforcement, a mother and daughter on a Jet Ski were hit by the driver of a boat after 

 Jet skier rescued from cave
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Sun, 06 May 2012 18:05 PM PDT
A Tasmanian jet ski rider has had a lucky escape after he was trapped in a sea cave in rough weather on the Tasman Peninsula.

 2 burned in boat fire at Lake Pleasant
Tucson Citizen
Rick Picard, a Peoria Fire Department spokesman, said in an e-mailed statement that a boater was having trouble starting his motorboat at the lake's fuel dock and had a mechanic working on it. “It appears there was a fuel leak, and in the process of ...

19-year-old arrested in Branched Oak boat crash
Lincoln Journal Star
Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested 19-year-old Kyle Garrett of Lincoln on suspicion of boating under the influence after they say the Sea Ray motorboat he was operating collided with a sailboat just after 8 pm Friday.

Kennesaw man charged with boating under the influence
Rome News-Tribune Mon, 07 May 2012 05:37 AM PDT
Police arrested a Kennesaw man after he was found unresponsive on his personal watercraft on the Coosa River at Brushy Branch at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, according to a Floyd County Jail repor...

 Southern Indiana man charged with boating while intoxicated
Evening News and Tribune
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Indiana Conservation Officers arrested an intoxicated boater Saturday afternoon on Hardy Lake after observing a boat speeding through an idle zone. Indiana Conservation Officer Cpl. Andy Crozier and Officer Zack Walker were on ...

 Boating accident in Steuben County under investigation
The men began to yell for help and were picked up by other boaters in the area and taken to shore. Both men had minor injuries to their legs that did not require medical attention. Steuben County Sheriff's Department, the Freemont Police Department, ..

Boating News:

 Traffic Q&A: It only takes one boat to halt traffic near some drawbridges
Hundreds of cars were waiting on both sides and one dinky sailboat went through. Hardly seems fair. Question: Can just any boat make a drawbridge open, regardless of how much traffic there is? On the way to Port Townsend last weekend I got stuck for at .

 Boat inspectors working throughout Lake Tahoe Basin
Lake Tahoe News Sun, 06 May 2012 23:11 PM PDT
Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminization of motorized boats and watercraft are open for the boating season at five locations entering the Lake Tahoe Basin. Locations and hours are: · Meyers, at the junction of highways 50 and 89, 8am-8pm; · Spooner Summit, at the junction of highways 50 and 28; open 8am-8pm; Boat inspections are designed to keep

 Start Boating
Royal Yachting Association Tue, 08 May 2012 08:20 AM PDT
Twenty boys and girls aged between 10 and 16 and from sailing clubs throughout the SW region spent a thrilling day racing powerboats in the first regional final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship, hosted by the Mount Batten Centre, on Saturday (5 May).

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