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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water June 22-24

 Operation Dry Water looks for those boating under the influence
KXRO Newsradio
The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office says that recreational boating fatalities last year were at their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence ...

 Operation Dry Water: DNR's Crack Down On Drunken Boating ...
By Cole Premo
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officers and other authorities will be out in force this weekend, cracking down on drunken boating.

 Expect crackdown on drinking while boating
Coeur d'Alene Press Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT
Recreational boating fatalities last year jumped to their highest levels since 1998 and boating under the influence (BUI) was the leading contributing factor, according to the U.S. Coast Guardâs report, 2011 Recreational Boating Statistics. 

Operation Dry Water kicks off this weekend
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:24 AM PDT
Washington law enforcement officers will be out in force June 22, 23 and 24 for Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign to detect and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the state's waterways. 

ODNR announces crackdown on drunken boating
The Sandusky Register Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:16 AM PDT
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft has announced a targeted sweep for impaired boaters this weekend. read more 

 Drunk Boaters Targeted This Weekend
In an attempt to reduce the number of drunken boaters, Operation Dry Water is an effort to coordinate increased patrols, investigations, and operating under the ...

Impaired Boaters Targeted in Nationwide Sweep June 22-24
Community Common
Impaired Boaters Targeted in Nationwide Sweep June 22-24 - COLUMBUS OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) Division of Watercraft is ...

"Operation Dry Water" taking place this weekend
Boaters in Iowa and across the country can expect to see more law enforcement on the water this weekend during "Operation Dry Water" - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:18 AM PDT
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 22-24. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. 

 Operation Dry Water
Lake Sun Leader Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:55 AM PDT
According to Missouri Highway Patrol, last year alone, over half of boating fatalities were caused by impaired drivers. Keeping a sober captain on board is critical to the safety of everyone on the lake. The water patrol division is consistently on the water monitoring boaters, but will be putting in an extra effort in conjunction with a national campaign, "Operation Dry Water" the weekend of ...

Boater Education:

 Boaters Safety: Last Call
If you're 23 years old or younger, safety class isn't just a good idea, it's required by law; here's your last chance to take a class before summer gets away from 

Flotilla offers boater safety instruction
The Times Record Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:00 AM PDT
WISCASSET â U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 25 will offer three boating courses at the Wiscasset EMA Center. âThese classes arenât just for skippers. They are very useful for anyone who ventures out on the water,â a release from the flotilla states. The courses are as follows: read more 

Boating Safety News:

 DNR out for boozed up boaters
Indiana Conservation Officers will be on state waters looking for boating while intoxicated violators as a part of a national campaign called Operation Dry Water ...

 Boating tips to keep you from becoming a statistic
Legal Examiner
Boating season is here, and whether you plan on leisurely Lake Erie jaunts or heart-pounding regattas, you should always keep safety foremost in your mind, .

 UPDATE: Sheriff's Office Releases More Details on Fox River ...
The most recent accident happened Sunday on the Fox River in Algonquin.

 Reactions mixed on boat safety requirement
Maui News
Maui's boating community has mixed reactions to a proposed state rule that would require recreational boaters operating motorized vessels to complet...

 Boaters say a crowded river can make for dangerous situations
The weather wasn't perfect over the weekend but that didn't stop several boaters from heading out on the Kanawha River. Some seasoned boaters said this time ...

 Ten tips for safety in boating, watersports
News-Democrat & Leader Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:09 AM PDT
Safety is extremely important when you are participating in boating and water sport activities such as fishing, swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, or scuba diving. However, because water sports a...

 DNR stresses boating safety following Monday's lake tragedy Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:01 AM PDT
DNR personnel investigate the pontoon boat that was hit in a crash Monday night that resulted in the death of a 9 year old and left his 13-year-old brother missing. 

Coast Guard: Similarities in Texas, NJ hoax calls
Laramie Boomerang Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:17 PM PDT
The Coast Guard believes there could be a link between a hoax distress call reporting a yacht explosion off New Jersey earlier this month and a mayday call in Texas last month, an official said Wednesday.  

 Boating season is here: Remember your lifejacket
Blaine Northern Light
The traditional boating season has arrived and, judging by the amount of activity, it's shaping up as a memorable boating summer. Before you head for the .

 Boating tragedies happen all too often
Newnan Times-Herald
A tragic boating accident Monday evening on Lake Lanier near Gainesville reminds us of ... Horrible boating incidents like this one happen all too often on our ..


Boater Killed In Des Moines River Collision
A collision between two boats on the Des Moines River Sunday evening left one dead and at least two others injured.

 2 charged with boating while intoxicated after fatal collision on Des ...
The Republic
DES MOINES, Iowa - The drivers of two boats involved in a deadly collision on the Des Moines River were charged Monday with boating while intoxicated, ...

2 Dead In Delta Boating Accident « CBS San Francisco
By gdrosenblum
A San Francisco Bay area family is mourning the deaths of two cousins who drowned when their boat capsized in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta west of Stockton.

Man dies after falling overboard at sailing race
The Salem News
SALEM — A Revere man died after falling overboard from a sailboat taking part ... Joseph Sampson of Revere lost his balance and fell from a sailboat just after 2 

Teen Drowns in Newaygo County Lake
22 WSBT South Bend Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:55 PM PDT
A teen drowned Tuesday night after being towed behind a jet-ski on an inflatable tube according to Newaygo County Sheriff's Office. 

Boater drowns in Lake Independence
Independence Press & News Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:16 PM PDT
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim from Lake Independence in mid afternoon, Friday, June 8

 Man missing in Kaw Lake boating accident found dead
PONCA CITY — The body of a man who went missing Sunday on Kaw Lake was found Wednesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

 Safe on the lake
The State Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:41 PM PDT
Tuesday was the Lake Murray Association's Ladies Day. Women were invited to attend a safety lecture, learn to back trailers into the water, and to drive both personal watercraft and bigger boats.


Search for lost yachties enters fourth day
Herald Sun
The yacht Navillus has been found washed up in Tonga. ... The pair have been missing since Thursday night when their yacht Navillus was wrecked off the ...

 Boater who disappeared in Erie Canal is sought
Buffalo News
NORTH TONAWANDA—Police were searching the Erie Canal on Sunday night after a boater disappeared into the waters near the Dockside Inn, 153 Sweeney ...

 Search for missing man turns from 'rescue' to 'recovery'
WPSD Local 6 Paducah Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:59 PM PDT
The search on Big Turner Lake for missing boater Barry Hammonds continued Sunday evening. 

 Boater missing in lake near Grayslake
Chicago Tribune
Divers were searching a lake near Grayslake this morning for a man who jumped off a pontoon boat Monday evening, officials said.

Boating Accidents:

 Boating Accident Almost Cost Youth His Leg
A tubing accident on Lake Lanier over the weekend resulted in a serious leg injury to an 11-year-old boy.

California sailor rescued after whale hits boat 40 miles off Mexico ...
New York Daily News
A Northern California man was rescued after his 50-foot boat was struck by a whale while he sailed alone about 40 miles off the western coast of Mexico, ..

Man Burned While Trying To Repair Disabled Boat
By Corona del Mar Today Staff
A man was burned this weekend while attempting to get his boat restarted near the Newport Harbor entrance, officials said. The man, 22, was on a 40-foot power boat when it became disabled about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, said Sgt. David .

 Good Samaritan helps boaters on Lake Erie
NORTH EAST -- A good Samaritan came to the aid of two fellow boaters whose vessel was taking on water about a half-mile from the east Erie County shoreline 

Man on personal watercraft rescued from Lynnhaven Inlet mud
The Virginian-Pilot Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:43 PM PDT
VIRGINIA BEACH A 68-year-old man who was stuck in the mud on his personal watercraft was rescued after about two hours in Lynnhaven Inlet. 

Fire damages two boats at Milton yard
Boston Globe Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:31 PM PDT
A 22-foot Boston Whaler boat caught fire this afternoon and the flames spread to a second boat before firefighters were able to bring the situation under control, according to the Boston Fire department. The fire was discovered around 1:30 p.m. by a person who was working on the Whaler at the Neponset Valley Yacht Club on Granite Street over the town line into Milton, the department said in its ... 

 Boat blaze beneath Antioch Bridge ignites grass fire
San Jose Mercury News Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:01 PM PDT
A boat on fire under the Antioch Bridge Tuesday apparently sparked a grass fire at the nearby San Joaquin Yacht Harbor.

Boating News:

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Power Boat - World
We as boaters need to combat this recurring problem and should you see someone dropping rubbish into the waterways or even on the ground for ...

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