Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, July 30, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education/Classes:

 BLNR approves safety course for boaters
Maui News
HONOLULU - A controversial new rule that requires boat operators to complete a safety course to operate power-driven vessels in state waters was approved Friday by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. "There are more of us in the ocean today," said ...

Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of July 29
Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class & exam, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 18. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor – Delta Park, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Dr. Cost: $10. 503-629-2026 or Fishing Buoy 10 Salmon Clinic: With guide ...

Boating Safety News:

 Boat Talk: What responsibility do you have to help other boaters in distress?
“In serious medical situations, certainly you would have to assess and determine your ability to assist someone,” says Jennings. “You would certainly not want to exceed your abilities.” But it's not beyond any boater to make an emergency call summoning the ...

 Boaters beware, water levels dropping
LA CROSSE (WEAU)- Boaters need to beware of lower water levels. The Mississippi water level has been dropping considerably the last couple days. The shallow waters can ruin a boat if you're not being careful. Boater Spencer Neibur found that out the

 US Coast Guard honors man who saved 4 from capsized boat
KABC-TV Los Angeles Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:40 AM PDT
Coast Guard officials gave a well-deserved commendation Thursday to a man they say helped save four lives. 

 Pilings create dangerous boating conditions in Va.
The Daily Times Sat, 28 Jul 2012 02:28 AM PDT
CEDAR ISLAND, Va. -- Dozens of homes built on Cedar Island in past decades have washed away as the barrier island off Wachapreague shifted -- leaving in some cases dangerous remnants that endanger today's boaters

 Our view: Lax boating, drinking law
Northwest Herald
Drinking and boating also don't mix, but the laws aren't nearly as tough. That may be one reason for an increase in the number of boating deaths linked to alcohol on state rivers, streams and lakes. The Chicago Tribune reported that such deaths have been .

Officials approve ban on alcohol at Oahu sandbar
Ventura County Star
The amendment to boating rules, approved Friday, bans alcohol, drugs and disorderly conduct at the Kaneohe sandbar on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Saturday ( ). The ban ...

  Channel Markers Installed at Lake Lanier Islands
“The markers are an effort to assist the boating public in accessing the cove in a more organized fashion, while providing improved entry to the cove by first responders in case of an emergency,” said Bill Donohue, Lake Lanier Island Development Authority's ...

 Boaters Reminded Of New Connecticut Law On Inspections
The bill also requires that safe boating courses approved by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection should have instructions on how to identify and dispose of invasive species. State law formerly required boaters to conduct these inspections, 

 Help is on the way
Anacortes American Sun, 29 Jul 2012 06:01 AM PDT
The dozen members of Skagit Bay Search and Rescue come from all walks of life and are all ages. Thereâs an airline pilot, a retired executive, a boat manufacturer and even a local ferry captain. 

Watchful Eyes
Jamestown Post Journal
Keeping boaters safe on Chautauqua Lake is a family affair for Greg and David Paterniti. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies are brothers who have served a combined total of more than 60 years with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. During the ..

Come sail away with boating tips for Western New York
Everyone who will be involved with boating should learn the proper regulations and safety precautions, as well as any model-specific features or operational specifications. Most states require operators to pass boater safety requirements and display their


Aegean Crew Sober at Time of Death, ME Rules
“While it is possible that the decedent's body may have incurred injuries from a boat strike as it was floating following his death, the injuries are consistent with both the sailboat accident and the injuries of the other sailboat occupants,” Craig Nelson, deputy ...

St. Augustine man dies in boating accident
First Coast News Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:55 PM PDT
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- One man has died after he and another man were ejected from a boat on Salt Run on Thursday night. 

 Autopsy: Drowning victim was drunk
The Daily Advance Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:02 PM PDT
CAMDEN â A 49-year-old Virginia boater had more than 3 1/2 times the legal limit of alcohol in his body when he died after falling into the Pasquotank River in Camden County this spring, autopsy results show.

Man Drowns in Lake Desiard
NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:13 PM PDT
A local doctor drowns in Lake Desiard in Monroe after falling off his jet ski

Man Falls To His Death From Sailboat
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- What was supposed to be a day of fun aboard the sailboat "La Paloma" ended in tragedy Saturday afternoon. Around 4:15 p.m., authorities say "La Paloma" was sailing near the Naval Base San Diego when something went wrong. The 55 year ...

10-year-old riding inner tube killed in boat crash
Chicago Sun-Times
The boy, identified as Anthony Borcia of the 1100 block of Jessica Lane, was on an inner tube and was being pulled by a boat when another boat struck him around 4:30 p.m., according to Illinois Conservation Police Sgt. Brett Scroggins. “It was pretty

Missing boater's body found on Grand Lake
The other boaters' names and addresses were not released. Two were flown by helicopter to Tulsa hospitals and a third was taken to Integris Grove General Hospital and then to a Tulsa hospital. GRDA police said none of the boaters were wearing life jackets, ...

 UPDATE: Fatal Jet Ski accident on Croton Pond
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:48 PM PDT
An Aero Med rescue helicopter has been called in to respond to a Jet Ski accident on Croton Dam Pond. 

 Man dies in southern Alberta boating accident
CBC Calgary Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:22 AM PDT
A Pincher Creek man was pronounced dead at a local hospital after a boating accident on the Oldman Dam in southern Alberta Sunday.

Boating Accidents:

Authorities searching for man involved in Jet Ski accident
The Star-Ledger Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:17 PM PDT
Shortly before 7 p.m., a Jet Ski operator lost control of the vehicle and a passenger went into the water off the coast of North Wildwood, authorities said.

Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosion
Daily Herald
Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosion. Print Email. 2012-07-27T16:55:23Z 2012-07-27T20:05:57Z Utah boater critical after Lake Powell explosionThe Associated Press The Associated Press. 3 hours ago. (0) Comments. A retired Salt Lake City .

Millville fire and rescue respond to boater distress call
MILLVILLE — Millville fire and rescue personnel responded to a boater distress call shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday on the Maurice River near the Fowser Road boat ramp. Six people, including two men and four children, were stranded on the river after dark

  Three boaters rescued when sailboat flips over (subscription)
VIRGINIA BEACH-- A 16 foot sailboat capsized near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Friday night just before the storm moved through the city. Three friends were taking a ride off Chicks Beach when the boat flipped. The boaters were in the water for about 

 Coast Guard rescues man after sailboat catches fire near Spieden Island
A man was hoisted aboard a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from shallow water near his grounded burning sailboat Tuesday, July 24. The man did not sustain serious injuries. The vessel burned to the water line. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound ..

 Boat carrying 9 people sinks off Ocean City coast
WBAL-TV Baltimore Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:53 AM PDT
A boat with nine people aboard sank about 46 miles east of Ocean City, the U.S. Coast Guard said

 Seminole County teens hurt during jet-ski accident
WFTV 9 Orlando Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:36 PM PDT
Two teenagers were taken to the hospital after a jet-ski accident in Seminole County, Saturday evening. The jet-skis collided on Lake Howell, in Casselberry, just before 6:00 p.m. A wildlife commission lieutenant told WFTV that both teens were wearing life jackets, at the time of the incident. He also said that they were far from the shore, and received help from a passing boater. âThey did need ...

Repairman flees burning boat
The boat caught fire just east of Rivertowne Marina in the East End shortly before 1 p.m. The only person aboard was picked up by a passing boater and was not injured, said Cincinnati District Chief Dave Greve. The cause has not been determined, he said.

Fire erupts aboard sailboat
Daily News - Galveston County
CLEAR LAKE SHORES — An electrical malfunction was likely the cause of a Saturday fire that heavily damaged a sailboat docked at Watergate Marina, a fire official said. Kemah firefighters, along with help from League City and Seabrook, arrived at .

 Man OK after suffering head injury on sailboat
Cape Breton Post
PETER'S — A 31-year-old Head of St. Margaret's Bay man who suffered a head injury while aboard a sailboat in the Bras d'Or Lake Saturday is thanking emergency responders for their quick assistance. Topics : Strait Richmond Hospital , Antigonish ...

 Missing sailor found alive near Picton
New Zealand Herald
Picton police found 26-year-old Sean D'Epagnier on his sailboat Alexandra in Waikawa Bay, northeast of Picton, about 8pm Saturday. Police launched a search last week after his family contacted the United States Embassy because they had not heard from ..

Four injured in boating collision near Westham Island
Business Examiner Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:57 AM PDT
Coast Guard deploys hovercraft to rescue group Sunday night 

Boating News:

Tugboat operator sues yacht owner for rescue payment
Albany Times Union
RENSSELAER — The Troy tugboat operator who pulled a more than 100-foot-long luxury yacht floating on the Hudson River to safety following Tropical Storm Irene last summer is seeking a $60000 award under the ancient maritime rules of salvage.

 Boat Thefts in the US - 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its latest report on boat theft and recoveries in the United States. The report examines watercraft* reported stolen between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The report draws from data contained ...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Hoax Maydays

Coast Guard looking for fake distress caller
WBAL-TV Baltimore Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:23 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is looking for help in trying to figure out who is responsible for making six false distress calls earlier this year.

Boating Safety Classes:

AGFC slates Boater's Ed course
Baxter Bulletin
AGFC slates Boater's Ed course. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a Boating Education class tonight and Thursday...- 10:32 pm. Community Feature Photo. LATEST HEADLINES. Mark Keaton's Extension News: Leaf scorch is showing ..

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe-boating class Saturday
Sun-Sentinel Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:20 AM PDT
With summer here and water activities at a yearly high, what better time to take a safe-boating education class? 

Waterfronts: Speial boating courses offered
Ventura County Star
Two special boating courses — one concentrating on sailing — will be offered to the public, starting in September. The United States Power Squadron, in conjunction with the Ventura Sail and Power Squadron, will be presenting America's Boating Course and 

Boater course encouraged
Wichita Falls Times Record News Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00 PM PDT
State game wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education, which became effective last year. Launches New Hawaii Online Boating Safety Course
PRWeb Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:14 AM PDT
Students can get their Hawaii boating license by taking a state-approved online boater safety course at . (PRWeb July 26, 2012) Read the full story at 

Boaters can learn new skills with video series
Boating Industry
Subscribe to the YouTube Channel ( to view, and check out the new Editor's Choice list—a collection of videos from around the boating world. You can also learn about Lenny's perfect day on the water by watching the ...

 Boating safety classes offered
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Some of the topics presented will be boating emergencies, know your boat, getting underway, navigating the waterways, operating your boat safely, and legal requirements. Register by July 30 to receive course materials prior to the class. The fee is $35, with ...

Boating Safety News:

Jet Ski safety: How we can share the water?
KTXS Abilene Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:10 PM PDT
Whether you're riding or just plan on being in the same water, you'll need to know certain things about these powerful machines. 

Jet ski crashes renew concerns about water safety
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:31 PM PDT
Concerns about safety in the water have been raised recently after deadly crashes involving jet skis.

City Room: Ask About Boating in New York City
New York Times Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:00 AM PDT
Roland Lewis, the president and chief executive of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, is taking questions about boating in New York waterways. 

Beaver Lake temporarily closed to boats
Whitefish Pilot Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:59 AM PDT
A sign at Beaver Lake warns that the lake contains Eurasian watermilfoil. The area where the aquatic invasive plant was found near the boat launch has been cordoned off. The lake closed to watercraft last week as treatment began for the watermilfoil.

 Personal watercraft owners want access to more of Arcadia Lake
The Oklahoman Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:00 PM PDT
Personal watercraft owners want the Edmond City Council to change an ordinance to allow them to ride on all of Arcadia Lake during the weekdays when the lake isn't as busy. Council members will consider the ordinance amendment in August. 

Hawaii may soon adopt law requiring powerboat operator licenses
This rule would apply to such boaters of all ages 15 and over, and require those under 15 to be directly supervised by someone holding a valid certificate of completion. An exemption would be made for vessels powered with motors less than 10 horsepower

  Boaters Need to be Their Own Best Lifeguard - Seven Swimming Safety Tips
Boating and swimming go hand-in-hand, but unlike a public pool or beach, boaters can't count on a lifeguard to watch over them. As this summer's sweltering heat wave drives more boaters to dive into the deep blue, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety ..

 Stay Safe while Boating This Summer
Coast Guard statistics also show that operator error is the main cause of boating accidents, accounting for 70 percent of the 4500 tallied in 2011. A beerAlcohol is another contributing factor, cited in nearly one third of all boating deaths reported last year.

 New law requires young boaters to take course
Houston Chronicle Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:42 PM PDT
New law requires young boaters to take course Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:23 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012 A year after the Texas Legislature passed a law incrementally expanding the state's mandatory boater education requirement, state boating safety officials ...

 Has the Lake Become Dangerous?
Injury Board Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:06 AM PDT
Recreational activities on natural bodies of water pose unique safety risks and hazards. With scorching hot summer temperatures, getting out on a boat or jet ski with your family and loved ones can be a great way to spend an afternoon or weekend. But without proper safety precautions in place, a fun-filled afternoon can suddenly turn to disaster with lake injuries. That is what happened recently ... 

 Harbor tax fuels clash between boaters, county
Members of a group called Boaters for Dana Point Harbor are appealing property valuations used to calculate the possessory interest tax, which Orange County applies to private use of publicly owned property – in this case boat slips at the county-owned 

 Family's boat propellers call after tragedy
Surrey Advertiser Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:07 AM PDT
A STANWELL couple who lost their son in a boating accident hope their MP will back their campaign for legislation following a similar incident. 

Set a course for safety when out on the water Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:05 AM PDT
Boating or the use of personal watercraft is a popular activity among personnel, but safety on the water must be a primary concern. From Fiscal Year 2007-2011, 42 Sailors and Marines drowned, with a majority of those incidents occurring during the months of May through September. 

ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Presents Top 10 Recreational Boating Tips ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
According to a release, with so many boaters enjoying the waterways, it is no surprise that nearly 4600 boating accidents were reported in 2011, with far more that go unreported each year. While the number of actual boating accidents decreased by 16 ...

 Wardens concerned over teen boaters
Port Arthur News Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:44 PM PDT
PORT ARTHUR â State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education according to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) officials. 

Harbor Patrol Unit inspecting boat safety equipment
Port Clinton News Herald Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:34 AM PDT
PORT CLINTON -- The Port Clinton Harbor Patrol Unit will conduct the Operation Safe Boating campaign. The focus is primarily on the boating safety equipment and the operation of boats in reference to wake violations. There have been numerous complaints about wake violations on the Portage River in the city.  

 Interest In Boating Safety Issues Spurred By Accident Claiming Three Lives
Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot
The parents of one of the three children who died in the boating accident, Victoria Gaines, age 8, appeared on the CBS Today Show with Matt Lauer on Friday, July 13 to talk about their daughter's death and their hope to make something good come out of the ..


 Missing boater on Lake Cherokee spurs exhaustive search
Longview News-Journal
LAKE CHEROKEE — Search and rescue teams from multiple agencies churned up more questions than answers Tuesday as an overnight search for a missing Lake Cherokee boater stretched into a second night. Kim Grounds, of Mount Enterprise, was ...

Officials find body of missing boater on Lake Lewisville
Pegasus News
Officials find body of missing boater on Lake Lewisville. by Heather M. Goodwin of Star Local News · Tweet · Email · Print; 0 Comments. This is the sixth drowning on Lake Lewisville this summer. On Tuesday, after a three-day search, officials found the body of ...

Sailboat adrift off Smith Island; sole occupant found dead
Port Townsend Leader
A sailboat with a single, deceased occupant was recovered off Smith Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca July 24. The 45-foot sailing vessel was brought to the Port Townsend Boat Haven by U.S. Coast Guard and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office boats.

911 tapes released in case of Pineview boater left to die
KSL Salt Lake City Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:12 PM PDT
The chilling 911 tapes have been released in the case of a woman who was severely injured in Pineview Reservoir by a boat's propeller and left to die. 

'Boat homicide' charge dismissed
BBC Glasgow Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:23 AM PDT
A man accused of killing a friend in a boating accident walks free after a judge rules there is insufficient evidence to convict him. 

Boater found dead after search in St. Augustine
First Coast News Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:10 PM PDT
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The body of a missing boater was found near the St. Augustine Inlet in the Salt Run area. 

 W. Pa. man drowns after falling off pontoon boat
Sacramento Bee
HARMARVILLE, Pa. -- The Allegheny County medical examiner says a man accidentally drowned after falling off a pontoon boat near Pittsburgh. The body of 31-year-old Michael Schultz, of Lower Burrell, was found Thursday, more than 12 hours after he fell ...

Boating Accidents:

  Boater rescued off Liberty State Park
The Star-Ledger -
A Rutherford boater who had launched from Liberty State Park in Jersey City was rescued by the U.S. Park Police this morning after his 15-foot sailboat capsized, the Daily News is reporting. Jonathan Kreger, 36, was clinging to the side of the overturned

 3 rescued from capsized sailboat on Long Island
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — Police say they rescued three men after a strong gust of wind capsized their sailboat on the Long Island Sound. Suffolk County police were alerted by a man who observed the boat going over from his home Tuesday ...

3 rescued after wind capsizes sailboat
A Lloyd Harbor man saw the 23-foot Pierson sailboat capsize from the back yard of his Seacrest Drive home and called 911 and broadcast the incident on marine radio, police said. The boat had capsized about 6:30 p.m. 300 yards or so... Content Preview ...

  Sailboat destroyed by fire, skipper rescued near Spieden Island
Journal of the San Juan Islands
The skipper of a 25-foot sailboat was plucked out of shallow waters near Spieden Island and airlifted to safety after his boat caught fire and ran aground shortly after midnight on Monday, July 23. The 25-year-old man, who reportedly escaped the mishap 

 One Man Injured In Personal Watercraft Collision On Lake Brazos
KWTX-TV Waco Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:20 AM PDT
One man was taken to a local hospital after two personal watercraft collided Wednesday morning on Lake Brazos. 

 RCMP rescue six boaters on God's Lake
Police officers who were boating from God's River to God's Lake Narrows around 1 a.m. Monday saw a fire burning on an island in the middle of God's Lake, 40 kilometres north of God's Lake Narrows. The officers also saw people flicking lighters in the ...

8 persons rescued after sailboat overturns in Mobile Bay (Yesterday's News) (blog)
"Thrown into the waters of Mobile Bay when their sailboat hit a sandbar and overturned near Arlington, eight persons were rescued early Monday morning by Mr. and Mrs. George Connell, who reside in a houseboat nearby the scene of the accident

  Three Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes
Jamestown Post Journal
ASHVILLE - High winds and rough waters led to a sailboat becoming capsized Tuesday in the Bootey Bay area of Chautauqua Lake. At about 5 p.m. the Chautauqua County Navigation Patrol, along with the Chautauqua County Water Emergency Team

 Coast Guard rescues two jet skiers near Atlantic City
NBC40 South Jersey Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:19 AM PDT
ATLANTIC CITY -- United States Coast Guard crews rescued two jet skiers Wednesday, after their watercraft ran aground approximately three miles off Atlantic City. 

Tour Boat Passengers Rescue Capsized Sailboat Crew
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Two men have been rescued from the Mississippi River at Davenport by a passing tour boat after their sailboat capsized in a rapidly developing thunderstorm. The Quad City Times reports the men were pulled from the water by ...

Docked boat in flames in Oceanside
A boat went up in flames Friday afternoon in Oceanside, while docked in the back of an Illona Lane residence, police said. Reports of the fire came in around 2:25 p.m., and the luxury boat, a 2002 Viking, was fully engulfed in flames, Nassau County police ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

Game Wardens Stress School Not Out for Teen Boaters
Brownwood News (blog)
State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education. While the new law became effective last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement ...

BADD Deters Drunk Boaters
Legal Examiner
One organization fighting to improve boating laws is Boaters Against Drunk Driving (BADD), an anti-drinking and boating advocacy group based in Battle Creek, Michigan. BADD was founded in 1989 by Jim Carlin, a former law enforcement officer and avid ..

 Mind Click and The Royal Yachting Association Develop Commercial Endorsement Course
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:08 AM PDT
As the national body for all forms of boating, the Royal Yachting Association provides a wide range of training courses and professional qualifications. Working alongside governing departments, the RYA sets standards for statutory certification of commercial yacht skippers, and issues certificates on behalf the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. .

 Discover Clean & Safe Sailboat to visit antique boat show
Skaneateles Press Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:05 AM PDT
The educational vessel for the 2012 Discover Clean & Safe Boating campaign, which educates boaters about legal, safe and environmentally-friendly boating on New Yorkâs waters, will visit the Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show this weekend.

 Edmond City Council to vote on new rules for personal watercraft
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:37 PM PDT
Personal watercraft owners could soon have more room to ride at an Edmond lake. 

National Safe Boating Council Identifies States With Highest Number of Boating ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Following safe and responsible boating practices, including wearing a life jacket, being alert and aware while on the water, and obeying navigation rules, can make each time you are on the

BLNR to consider boater licensing rule Friday
West Hawaii Today Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:33 PM PDT
The Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider adoption of a new rule that would require boat operators to complete a boating safety course to operate a power-driven vessel in state waters.


Meriden man dies after Middletown boat accident
The Record-Journal Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:52 PM PDT
MIDDLETOWN - A 34-year-old Meriden man died Monday from injuries he sustained when his Jet Ski collided with a boat on the Connecticut River in Middletown. 

Autopsy results show father, sons drowned in Oneida Lake boating accident; speed and inattention to blame
Rome Observer Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:40 AM PDT
SYLVAN BEACH -- Autopsy results show that the father and two sons who died after their boat crashed and capsized in Oneida Lake drowned.  

 Keith Morris: Boat struck 100 feet from breakwater's end
The Journal News Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:49 AM PDT
Loading Photo Galleries ... Keith Morris, a New Rochelle firefighter, was killed while boating in Stamford Conn. on July 22, 2012. Photo: New Rochelle Fire Dept. 

 Steamboat resident dies in boating accident
The Steamboat Pilot & Today Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:33 AM PDT
The driver of the boat, a 21-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of operating the boat while intoxicated. The accident occurred Saturday night in Wisconsin. 

Boater charged in death
Cleveland Daily Banner
Davis and Misty Rymer Thompson, 32, were boating on the Hiwassee River on the evening of Aug. 10, 2011, when Thompson was killed, according to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ben Davis. The TWRA's Davis reported investigators learned ...

Boater dies in Everglades
Florida Keys Keynoter Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:17 PM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of man who was last seen diving into the water to retrieve a fishing boat that broke loose from a house boat he had rented. Officials say the body of 66-year-old William Crick was found Sunday, hours after he went missing in the Shark River on the west end of Everglades National Park.

Boating Accidents:

Boater Runs Into Dauphin Island Airport, Four Hospitalized
WPMI Local 15 News
(DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala.) - William Harper is used to hearing planes and helicopters landing and leaving at nearby Dauphin Island Airport. But Saturday night, "We heard some ambulances and fire trucks and everything going by our house," he said. "And it ...

Coast Guard tows sailboat with broken rudder
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Coast Guard cutter is towing a sailboat and its two British sailors to Dutch Harbor after the ship's rudder broke. Coast Guard Petty Officer David Mosley says the crewmembers of the Nkhovazi reported the rudder broke Friday and ...

A Sea Bright couple is asking for the public's help in finding the boater who smashed into their prized sailboat while it was moored in the Navesink River off Red Bank this weekend. Wendie Elovich and her husband, Tim Slaight, believe their 22-foot Nonsuch

 LSV-7 crew saves man's life off California coast
Ventura County Star
On the afternoon of July 9, Harris found himself 20 miles off the California coast fighting a sudden squall in his 28.5-foot sailboat, the Nacht Vlinder (Night Butterfly). His plan was to sail to Catalina from Ventura Harbor. “That storm came up out of nowhere,” 

 Seven saved in two weekend boating incidents
The crew of the sailboat then called Victoria's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, which sent military search and rescue technicians in a Cormorant helicopter. The rescuers jumped into the water and swam to the sailboat where they confirmed the men were in .

 Several thrown into water after boat flips near Statue of Liberty
Daily Mail Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:53 AM PDT
Several people were rescued from New York Harbour after a boat overturned, the Coast Guard said. The boat was near Liberty Island off the southern tip of Manhattan when it flipped over. 

5 boaters, including 2 children, rescued from Lake Huron after boat capsized ...
The Saginaw News -
Deputies arrested the 29-year-old man from Bad Axe, who was operating the boat, for boating while intoxicated. Sheriff Kelly Hanson said "vessel overloading, windy conditions and alcohol are believed to be factors in this incident." Contact Erica Perdue

  8 rescued after boat sinks off Cape Cod
Coast Guard officials say they pulled eight people from waters off Cape Cod after their boat sank about 2 miles east of Dennis. No one was injured. The Coast Guard says it received a distress call at about 1 p.m. Tuesday from people who said their 21-foot

'Missing' boater found safe
Daytona Beach News-Journal Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:40 PM PDT
A boater thought to be missing Tuesday night in the Ponce Inlet area was found safe in his home, officials said. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety News:

 Drunken boaters a growing risk in Illinois waters
Northwest Herald
This year, one boater who disappeared in May was found dead in the Rock River in Winnebago County after leaving a bar. "We see [drinking] as always playing a part in almost all of our accidents," said Capt. Joe Morelock of the Illinois Department of Natural ...

Lawmakers urge requiring safety courses for boaters
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Two downstate lawmakers are responding to a recent increase in local boating accidents and deaths with a set of bills promoting safety on New York's waterways. Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, D-Ossining, Westchester County, and Sen. David Carlucci ...

Beaver Lake Closed Due to Invasive Milfoil
Flathead Beacon Sun, 22 Jul 2012 14:35 PM PDT
The Montana Department of Agriculture has announced a temporary closure of Beaver Lake in northwestern Montana to watercraft after finding an invasive weed has grown tall enough to get caught on boats, increasing the chance it could spread to other water bodies. The agency on Wednesday announced the closure after learning a patch of Eurasian milfoil discovered last fall had spread to a larger .

New Boating Laws Cause Confusion
Moneta, VA - Summertime is a popular time to go boating on Smith Mountain Lake, but new boating laws could get you in some trouble if you're not careful. There has been a lot of confusion over the new boater laws that have been phased in over the past few .

BADD Deters Drunk Boaters
Injury Board Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:06 PM PDT
A wrongful death lawsuit contends a boat owner was negligent and reckless causing the drowning death of a 19-year-old girl in a 2010 Lake Erie boating accident. The teen was attending a drinking party aboard a 48-foot sporting yacht when she decided to go for a swim with a male passenger. Suddenly, a storm front moved in and the young woman and her male companion were battling the wind and waves .


Usher - Usher's Stepson Dies 21 Days After Jet-ski Accident
Contactmusic Sun, 22 Jul 2012 06:20 AM PDT
Ushers stepson Kile Glover has died after his parents agreed to take the child off life support 21 days after he lost consciousness following a jet-ski accident on Lake Lanier in Georgia The 11-year-old son of the singers ex-wife Tameka Foster was decla... 

Missing Palm Beach Gardens boater found dead in Everglades
Miami Herald Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:35 PM PDT
Coast Guard officials have found the body of a man who went missing Saturday while boating in the Everglades.

Sky Valley Chronicle
POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING MERCER ISLAND BOATER After his boat was found grounded. July 22, 2012. (SEATTLE, WA) -- Lake Washington- The King County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Mercer Island man after his boat was found grounded in 

Fatal Boating Accident, One Man Still Missing
KLFY Lafayette Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:15 AM PDT
In Calcasieu Parish, one man is dead, but search and rescue teams are still looking for the second passenger of a capsized boat.  

 Texas Teen Killed In Boating Accident
KEYE TV Austin Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:06 AM PDT
   (AP) -- Police say a 16-year-old San Antonio girl has died in a boating accident near Aransas Pass.    Aransas Pass Police Chief Eric Blanchard told the San Antonio Express-News Saturday that he believes the 16-year-old girl was with her family Friday morning when she fell out of the boat and made contact with the propeller. .

 Boating Accident Kills Juvenile
WRIC 8 News Richmond Sun, 22 Jul 2012 08:03 AM PDT
We're following breaking news this morning out of Prince George County. Authorities tell us that one child is dead, and another was seriously hurt Saturday evening during a tubing and boating accident 

 Body of second boater recovered from Lake Charles
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:56 PM PDT
Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 25-year-old Christopher Rollins of Westlake Sunday morning near the vicinity where authorities found the body of his fishing partner and capsized vessel on the west bank of Lake Charles.

 Jets' Byfuglien pleads to careless boating charge
The Journal News Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:50 AM PDT
Dustin Byfuglien pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of careless boating. / By John Woods, AP MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has avoided a trial on drunken boating charges by pleading guilty to careless boating

 Man killed after boat capsizes in Stamford Harbor
Danbury News Times
Harbor Monday afternoon July 23, 2012 more than 12 hours after the boat he was driving rammed into the harbor's east breakwall and flipped. Family and freinds wait at Czescik Municipal Marina for news of Morris. Photo: Dru Nadler / Stamford Advocate ...

 Boy killed in boating accident dreamed of competing in Olympics, say parents
The Guardian
Charlie Hutton was enjoying a ride on the boat driven by his father from Mudeford, Dorset, to the Needles landmark off the Isle of Wight when the accident happened on Friday afternoon. It appears the boy and one of his friends, whois also 14, fell into the sea.

Boating Accidents:

 Fire damages sailboat moored at Port Huron Yacht Club
Port Huron Times Herald
Port Huron firefighters responded at 6:45 p.m. to a fire aboard a sailboat moored in the Port Huron Yacht Club basin on the Black River. Capt. Mark Ford said the sailboat was empty when several other boaters working nearby heard a small explosion and saw ...

 NB Fire Dept. responds to sinking sailboat in Coos Bay 11
The North Bend Fire Department and the Coos Bay Police Department responded to a sinking sailboat in Coos Bay just south of the U.S. Coast Guard outpost in Coos Bay. A witness tells KCBY that the people on board had to abandon their boat because of ..

 Two men rescued from cold waters off Texada Island after boat capsizes
Victoria Times Colonist
Two men were rescued by a sailboat and by a Comox Search and Rescue after their small boat flipped over near Texada island. The men clung to an ice cooler for an hour before they were rescued by a sailboat. A SAR crew from a helicopter then jumped ...

 Lowestoft Lifeboat called out once more to aid yacht
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:42 AM PDT
JUST a few hours after rescuing 11 people from a dive boat, the crew of Lowestoft Lifeboat was called out once more. 

 Indiana boating accident sends two people to hospital
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating a boating accident on Patoka Reservoir that sent two people to the hospital Saturday afternoon. 32-year-old Leslie Ash was operating a jet ski in rough waters near Patoka Reservoir's Goose Island when ..

 Power boat explosion injures 3 in Oakville
Hamilton Spectator
OAKVILLE - It was a sunny afternoon boat ride that turned an Oakville marina into a disaster zone. Three people were rushed to hospital Saturday after a power boat exploded and catapulted its passengers into the air. A 53-year-old woman sustained serious ...

 Newfoundland residents help rescue boaters
MetroNews Canada
Local residents Christopher and Matthew Ring say a 7-metre sailboat grounded at the entrance of the Quidi Vidi Gut with a number of people aboard. The pair was attempting to tow the boat ashore when another boat in the same area broke in half, spilling all .

 Coast Guard rescues nine from sinking boat
Cape Gazette Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:04 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard officers rescued nine passengers whose boat was sinking off Indian River Inlet July 22. Officers went out at 4:44 p.m. and found nine people in the water, said Petty Officer John Daugherty, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard on Inlet Road. There were no injuries and no information on the cause of the accident. The boat was towed to shore by Tow Boat U.S., Daugherty said.