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Three injured after jet ski explodes at Lake at the Ozarks
KCTV 5 Kansas City
Mon, 28 May 2012 15:03 PM PDT
A jet ski accident has left a Lee's Summit man with
serious burns, and the owner looks back on the weekend's events as a
painful lesson on the volatility of gasoline.
Explosion Sparks Sailboat Fire, 2 Rescued
AP HACKS POINT, Md. -- A Pennsylvania man and his 3-year-old son were
rescued in a northwest Maryland river by a passing boater after an
engine explosion set his sailboat on fire. The 28-foot Columbia Cabin sailboat was traveling on the Bohemia ...
Brunswick explosion destroys 37-foot boat
Portland Press Herald
Mon, 28 May 2012 21:03 PM PDT
The boaters, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, were refueling the yacht when the blast occurre
This is a painful lesson. And it should be a lesson to everyone who operates a gasoline powered boat. Do not let anyone else fuel your boat! At the very least supervise it. Make sure the fuel is put into the tank. Also at least twice annually check your fuel system to make sure it is safe. Run the blower for four minutes before starting the engine. Use the best gas detector there is, your nose. Open the engine hatch and check for fumes. Gasoline is very dangerous and needs to be treated as such.
DNR Approves 'Mobile-Ready' Version of Boating Certification Website
Boaters in West Virginia now can obtain their boating certification by using SmartPhones or tablets. Boaters in West Virginia now can obtain their boating certification by using SmartPhones or tablets. The holiday weekend's events actually started ...
Boater safety class planned
The Daily Telegram
Tue, 29 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT
The Lenawee County Sheriffs Department has announced a boater safety class will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Devilâs Lake Water Sports.
N.J. boating safety classes this weekend in Denville
The Citizen of Morris County
Wed, 30 May 2012 08:42 AM PDT
Summer is coming and the waters are calling, but be warned that if
you want to operate any personal watercraft with an engine, including
Jet Skis and WaveRunners, on New Jersey waters, the state requi
ODNR to offer power boating skills courses
The Daily Sentinel
Wed, 30 May 2012 03:49 AM PDT
COLUMBUS â Two new classes are being offered this summer through the
Ohio Department of Natural Resourcesâ (ODNR) Division of Watercraft. The first class is a newly developed power boating basics ..
Boating Safety News:
Patrol boat launches boat season (video)
Fremont News Messenger
said deputies are keeping an extra lookout this summer for drunken boat
operation, reckless operation and completion of state boater safety education requirements. "Our main job is to make sure the boaters are safe out here," he said.
APD arrests 89 during 'No Refusal' holiday weekend
Tue, 29 May 2012 09:43 AM PDT
AUSTIN -- Police have released the numbers for their latest 'No
Refusal' initiative. APD patrolled the roads and lakes over the holiday
weekend, watching for those who were driving or boating while
intoxicated. During the 'No Refusal' initiative, those who were pulled
over and refused to take a breath test were then forced to have their
blood drawn instead. Over the holiday weekend there were 88
Life jackets can be lifesavers for those headed out on the water
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg
Tue, 29 May 2012 13:24 PM PDT
With Memorial Day behind us and the summer creeping closer, more
people are hitting the water with their boats. The best way to stay safe
is by wearing a life jacket. Accidents happen quickly and they aren't
planned.. A simple fall overboard, for example. And if you aren't
wearing a life jacket, you could be killed. Ryan Walt is a watercraft safety manager with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat .
Metro Residents Involved in Boating Accidents
“It is boating
season,” said Sgt Collin Stossberg, MO Highway Patrol. “We have a lot
of people out and about we want everyone to enjoy their weekends but do
it safely.” Twenty-four people went to jail for boating while intoxicated over the weekend
DNR warns of holiday boating
Allen Perkins says, "We do practice safety and all, because with boating
you have to have the right amount of life jackets. We just want to be
safe because there are a lot of people on the water." The Department of
natural resources will patrol areas ...
Officers give out a dozen Boating While Intoxicated charges
"We've encountered far more intoxicated boaters
than we have probably ever before on Memorial Day weekend," said Dulin.
"So far, we've arrested nine impaired boat operators and three underage
alcohol consumption cases off of Lake Shafer and Lake ...
Local Game Warden Urging Boater Safety
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, in 2010, the department recorded 152 boating accidents and 27 fatalities in the state. It's being reported 85 % of those who died while boating weren't wearing life jackets. “It very well can be lethal,
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:06 PM PDT
TWRA Makes 22 BUI Arrests Over Holiday Weekend
Wed, 30 May 2012 15:06 PM PDT
TWRA Officer Mitch Clure tickets a man on Ft. Loudon Lake for not wearing a life preserver while riding a personal watercraft.
The orange life preserver he has on now is a loaner TWRA officers
provide while they escort violators back to shore. (Photo: Matt Majors,
TWRA) No one died in any boating-relating accidents over the 2012
Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to the Tennessee Wildlife
7 die in crashes, no boating fatalities over Memorial Day weekend
The Rolla Daily News
There were no boating fatalities over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. However, troopers investigated 14 boating crashes involving six injuries. Troopers also arrested 24 people for boating while intoxicated over the holiday weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend Free Of Boating-Related Fatalities
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related
fatalities reported over the 2012 Memorial Day holiday weekend. During
the Memorial Day holiday period from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May
28, there were eight
Law Enforcement Prepares to Crack Down on Boating Under the Influence
By Karen Jordan The yearly event, which is part of Boating
Under the Influence, or BUI, aims to help raise awareness of the perils
of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. "We have boating accidents as a result of alcohol,
Boating safety and survival tips
Many people have already taken out their boats to get a jump start on boating season. However, before you hit the waves, there are a few things you need to pack. Tyronza Snowden who said he has been boating since 1986, told NBC25 he knows what he needs ..
Second Boater's Body Recovered In Bay
Authorities also recovered the body of thea boater
who was killed after a 21-foot pleasure vessel hit a stone jetty at
Kent Narrows. Maryland Natural Resources police say the body of
43-year-old David Whitlow of Hebron was recovered Monday afternoon.
Boater dies in Point Judith Harbor
Providence Eyewitness News
Jennifer Quinn Michael Gatanti, 56, of New Hampshire, fell from the
stern of a moored boat early Saturday morning. Two people aboard the
boat pulled him from the water, but were unable to resuscitate him.
Officials are awaiting results of an autopsy ...
Man killed in Kingston boat crash identified
Tue, 29 May 2012 11:50 AM PDT
KINGSTON â Marine Patrol on Monday identified the man killed in a weekend boating accident on Country Pond as Merrimack resident Eric Eskeland.
Clark County Sheriff's Office identifies Washington family involved in boating accident
Tue, 29 May 2012 10:24 AM PDT
Robert R. Schmaltz, a 59-year-old of Marysville, was transported to
OHSU Hospital is expected to fully recover. His son, Eric R. Schmaltz,
34 of Sedro-Wooley, was treated for exposure at the scene. His stepson, a
13-year-old boy, is presumed drowned.
GRDA Identifies Broken Arrow Man As Grand Lake Drowning Victim
Tue, 29 May 2012 12:55 PM PDT
Nathan Session of Broken Arrow was reported missing Sunday evening after he fell off a personal watercraft.
Drinking And Boating Don't Mix
under the influence of alcohol is as dangerous as — in some situations
more dangerous than — driving under the influence. This should be
obvious, but apparently it is not, at least to some pickled skippers. A
report by the Connecticut Health ...
13-year-old boater missing on Columbia River
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The three boaters
were tossed into the water near Lady Island at about 10:15 am A witness
reported that the boat that was anchored got entangled in the anchor
line and overturned. Rescue crews from several agencies in Washington
state and Oregon spent ...
Winds, rough seas play havoc with Swiftsure yacht race
High winds and rough seas battered Swiftsure yacht
racers this weekend, causing one man to fall overboard while an entire
crew abandoned their boat after crashing into some rocks. Organizers say
winds reached up to 70 km/h, making this year's races ...
2 girls rescued after north shore jet ski accident
WGN TV Chicago
Mon, 28 May 2012 20:14 PM PDT
Coast Guard helps near Winnetka The U.S. Coast Guard late Monday
afternoon rescued two girls from Lake Michigan after the girls were
tossed from their jet ski and left stranded in the cold water for about an hour.
Jet Ski Explosion At Lake Hartwell Sends Rider To Hospital
Mon, 28 May 2012 15:05 PM PDT
Jet Ski Explosion At Lake Hartwell Sends Rider To Hospital
Jet ski riders rescued by boater on South Side
WGN Radio Chicago
Mon, 28 May 2012 14:49 PM PDT
Chicago Fire Department and police rescuers responded this afternoon
to a call of a boat in distress but the people in distress were actually
jet ski riders who were rescued by a passing boater and then got back on their jet ski, officials said.
Coast Guard rescues 3 near Winchester Bay
Tue, 29 May 2012 09:17 AM PDT
The Coast Guard rescued three people early Tuesday from an overturned fishing vessel near Winchester Bay.
Teen injured in boating accident improving
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Tue, 29 May 2012 08:48 AM PDT
There is new information about an Oklahoma teen who was hit by a boat over Memorial Day weekend
Two people rescued after boat overturns in Ocean View
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads
Tue, 29 May 2012 14:02 PM PDT
NORFOLK -- Two people were rescued Tuesday afternoon after their watercraft
overturned. It happened about 4:15 near Sturgis Street and E. Ocean
View. Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department says another
recreational boat pulled alongside the catamaran to assist.Â The two
people onboard are okay
CL Man Charged in Weekend Boating Accident in Fox Lake
speed boat crashed into a pontoon boat on Saturday, May 26 at
approximately 9:40 pm Lake County Sheriff's Marine Deputies were called
to Myers Bay in Fox Lake for a boating accident involving injuries. There were two boats involved in the crash, .
Dog Found Safe After Falling Off Boat In River
Tank, a 5-year-old Pomeranian who weighs 8 or 9 pounds, is missing after apparently falling off a boat on the Chicago River. (Credit: Mark Lewis) CHICAGO (CBS) — A little life vest-wearing dog that slipped off a boat in the Chicago River Sunda
Updated 5:20 pm: Visitor pulled into boat propellers
-- A swimmer was injured Tuesday morning when she was caught in the
current and was swept under the hull into the propeller of a sailboat that was waiting to board passengers at Kaanapali Beach, police and medics said.
2 men rescued from Lake Michigan
WKBT La Crosse
Wed, 30 May 2012 06:24 AM PDT
Two U.S Coast Guard rescued two men from Lake Michigan after their boat began to take on water
Portales Woman Critical After Boating Mishap
Wed, 30 May 2012 06:12 AM PDT
Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident at about 6 p.m. Sunday on Ute Lake, a family friend told the... Read more
45ft yacht sinks in Penzance Harbour
Yachting and Boating World
Wed, 30 May 2012 10:08 AM PDT
A 45ft steel yacht sank whilst her owners slept on a boat
moored next to her in Penzance Harbour. YBW reader Sandi Shiret was
sleeping on her Westerly Conway Taransay Mhor in the raft directly in
front of the unfortunate boat and sent us a photo of the empty birth
7 weeks after sailboat accident, boy leaves hospital
An 8-year-old boy, injured in a sailboat
accident on a lake near here, could return home this week. Doctors
allowed Isaiah Risland on Friday to leave St. Paul's Gillette Hospital
seven weeks after the April 6 accident that killed his two younger ...
ODNR seeks recreational boating photos
The Daily Jeffersonian
Wed, 30 May 2012 10:05 AM PDT
Photography enthusiasts willing to capture the essence of Ohio's recreational boating
and spread the joy of being on Ohio's waters can submit their photos to
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Watercraft.
Selected images will be highlighted in an online photo gallery.