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Friday, June 22, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water June 22-24

 Police team up to find drunk boaters
The Coast Guard is teaming up with local and state police this weekend to crack down on those who operate a boat while drinking alcohol.

 Sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit to take part in 'Operation Dry Water'
Lake County News
Over that three-day weekend there were 43777 vessels and 97648 boaters ... Alcohol can impair a boater's judgment, balance, vision, and reaction time.

 Coast Guard, partners, to conduct BUI enforcement
Erie Times-News Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:42 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard and several other agencies will be patrolling Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes Friday through Sunday as part of a nationwide campaign to crack down on boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

 Wisconsin on the lookout for drunken boaters
WISC-TV Madison Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:43 AM PDT
Wisconsin conservation wardens are on the lookout this weekend for drunken boaters. The wardens and local boat patrols will be looking for operators whose blood alcohol levels are above the state limit of 0.08 percent. The effort is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign that runs Friday through Sunday. Department of Natural Resources boating law administrator Roy Zellmer says the ..

 Coast Guard, other authorities to launch Operation Dry Water to crack down on intoxicated boaters
The News-Herald Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:03 AM PDT
Federal, state and local marine watercraft officials are again joining forces this weekend for âOperation Dry Water,â an annual campaign to cork  boaters operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

 Searching for impaired boaters in Ohio
WDTN-TV 2 Dayton Thu, 21 Jun 2012 04:19 AM PDT
The Ohio Department of Natural Resource' Division of Watercraft is among many state and local marine patrol agencies participating in a nationwide crackdown on alcohol-impaired boating known as Operation Dry Water from June 22-24. 

Boating Under the Influence Emphasis This Weekend on Lakes
Last year, the Mercer Island Police Department's Marine Patrol arrested boaters on suspicion of BUI in 27 separate incidents on Lake Washington during ..

Boating safety sweeps planned on Barnegat Bay this summer
Asbury Park Press
Three boating safety enforcement sweeps will be conducted on Barnegat Bay this summer by State Police and other agencies, in an effort to make sure safe ...

 Officials plan boating-under-the-influence campaign at Lake Oroville
State Parks Ranger Travis Gee, along with State Parks lifeguards Chris Darcey and Will Castillo, patrols Lake Oroville looking for boaters violating rules on ..

 Sheriff's deputies to conduct boating under the influence checkpoints at Castaic, Pyramid Lake through Sunday
Los Angeles Daily News Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:51 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES - As part of a national effort to combat the problem of boaters operating their vessels while impaired, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will participate in "Operation Dry Water" this weekend, starting today, authorities said.

Boater Education:

Boater Education Course offered Saturday
Corsicana Daily Sun Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:24 PM PDT
New, mandatory boater education classes are being taught at Gander Mountain on Saturday, June 23, and again on July 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

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

Mont. Friends set up camp to teach kids, community how to sail on ...
The Republic
"First there are no ropes on a sailboat, there are lines." Sailing lingo, he told them, is like a whole different language. They were gathered in Sauer's garage, the ...

Boating Safety News:

 Jet ski riders are on notice: stay off Jamaica Bay
New York Daily News Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:24 PM PDT
Jet ski riders wont have Jamaica Bay to cruise around anymore. Federal park officials have started cracking down on jet ski riders, enforcing a ban thats been on the books since 2001. 

Georgia more lenient on water than land
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Georgia boaters can drink more alcohol with less fear of being arrested than boaters in many other states.

Cutbacks sink Okanagan boating officer
Business Examiner Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:06 AM PDT
Penticton RCMP plan to be on the water again this summer promoting boating safety 

Boating safely this summer
Today's THV
LITTLE ROCK Ark. (KTHV) -- The hot summer months are upon us and the fourth of July is just around the corner. That means many of you will be spending time ...


Boater, 19, drowns in Marion County lake
Orlando Sentinel
A 19-year-old man drowned Wednesday in Lake Weir, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.Todd Irvin and his cousins were pushing a pontoon boat away ..

Search for teen in Lake Lanier continues; family seeks closure
WSB Atlanta
Witness recounts night of deadly boating wreck as search continues for teen ... Meantime, Johnson said Bennett, now charged with boating under the influence, ..

 Body of missing boater found Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:10 PM PDT
The body of a man who went missing on Split Lake in May has been found. 

 Missing boater's body found in northern Manitoba
CBC Manitoba Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:19 AM PDT
The body of a missing boater has been found in northern Manitoba.

 Man dies after being thrown from sailboat on Lake Kegonsa
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A 66-year-old Minnesotan man died Thursday evening after rescuers pulled him out of Lake Kegonsa, according to the Dane County Sherriff's office.


Officials searching for missing boater
7 News Miami Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:04 PM PDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities are searching for a man after his boat washed ashore on a South Florida beach. Officials are searching for 35-year-old Guma Aguiar.

 Search Ends for 2 Men Whose Yacht Wrecked in Tonga
ABC News
Rescuers have abandoned a search for two Australians whose yacht was found wrecked off the coast of Tonga last week. Adelaide resident Ian Thompson and .

Boating Accidents:

Cormorant saves kayakers off VanIsle
CKNW News Talk 980 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:05 AM PDT
Three kayakers have been rescued by the crew of a Cormorant helicopter from 442 Squadron, Comox. The trio had been paddling along the rocky shoreline near Estevan Point when one of the craft rolled in choppy water. When companions came to the rescue, one of the kayaks was severely damaged on the rocks. The group managed to get ashore and above the tide line when a passing boater spotted them and

Sailboat capsizes off Balboa Peninsula
Daily Pilot
A passenger on a 28-foot sailboat escaped unscathed after the boat beached in shallow water and sank off Balboa Peninsula, authorities said Thursday.

 Fire sinks 52-foot boat off Ocean Shores
KING5 Seattle Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
The boat named "Miss Kelly" caught fire around 2:30 p.m. A nearby fishing vessel, the Peer Pressure, rescued three boaters on board while they waited for the U.S. Coast Guard to arrive. 

 Gales spark rescue call for festival revellers
Isle of Wight County Press Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:22 AM PDT
A LIFEBOAT crew was called out for the second night running last night (Thursday) to help the crew of a yacht crossing the Solent trying to get to Isle of Wight Festival. 

 Two hurt in personal watercraft crash
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:45 AM PDT
A fisherman was working on a boat in Little River about 11:20 a.m. Friday when he heard a loud noise and ran over to see that a personal watercraft had slammed into the dock off Mineola Avenue.

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