Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

News Item of the day:  It's not just people who get hurt by boating accidents!

 Boating accident Injures 2 People
The Macomb County Sheriff's Department is investigating a boating accident that injured 2 people and killed their dog.

Boater Education:

 Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of July 1
Boating class: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary class leading to boater education card. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. $15. Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, Astoria. Boating class: Boater card class and exam, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 21. Fisherman's Marine ...

 This Weekend's Local Calendar
Cheboygan Daily Tribune Sat, 30 Jun 2012 06:28 AM PDT
Saturday - The Cheboygan County Sheriff Department will hold a FREE BOATING SAFETY CLASS on Saturday, June 30, at the Indian River Eagles Club, located at 5743 S. Straits Highway in Indian River.The classes run at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Students bring a lunch or snack. The class is required for boat operators (12-16 years of age); anyone born after Dec. 31, 1978 must have a Boaters Safety Card to operate ..

 Class is in session at the Clear Lake Yacht Club
The Globe Gazette Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:15 AM PDT
CLEAR LAKE â Future Clear Lake sailors are being trained for years of happy, safe sailing by the Clear Lake Yacht Club Sailing School.

Boating Safety News:

Boaters will get free safety inspection
Port Huron Times Herald
With water so much a part of the Blue Water Area — it's even part of the name — Leonard LaPorte, vessel safety chairman of Port Huron Power Squadron, knows what should be important to boaters. 'Safety is the No. 1 priority on the water,' LaPorte said.

DNR raises awareness of invasive species
Bemidji Pioneer
Herwig reviewed the invasive species laws, highlighting the requirements for boaters to follow. The requirements include removing visible plants, animals and mud from boats and trailers before leaving the water access; draining water from boat, motor ...

 Maine Marine Patrol emphasizes boater safety
The Times Record Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:10 AM PDT
BY JON CORNISH As boaters begin to enjoy the busy summer season, Maine Marine Patrol officers know that with the increase in water activity comes safety violations, increased boating accidents, boating while intoxicated cases and, unfortunately, some boating fatalities. All too often, these fatalities can be avoided with only a few additional precautions. read more 

 Boating regaining popularity as economy recovers - UPDATED
The News-Herald Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:30 AM PDT
Mark Hatt is enjoying the fruits of his 2 1/2-year labor of love that involved getting his 1996 28-foot Baha Cruiser in ship-shape condition. - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:18 AM PDT
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials remind all those who visit the stateâs waterways for the July 4th holiday to be safe for what is annually one of the busiest boating times of the year. 

Does Super Boat racing need more safety standards?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
When power boat racers rev their engines for the start of the 2012 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix on Sunday, the absence of one of the circuit's former stars will be hard to miss

 Photo: Overboard on Brennan's Wave
Missoulian Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:00 PM PDT
A recreational boater flips his raft while attempting to crash the party at Brennanâs Wave on Thursday during the Montana Whitewater Championships. If you are out on the water over the holiday, or anytime this summer, make sure to wear your life jacket. 

Low lakes raise boater risks
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Boaters will be hitting the water this week to celebrate Independence Day. But they'll have to be mindful of water levels much lower than what they're used to this time of year.

Marine Police Encouraging Boater Safety On Sweltering Weekend
If you plan on cooling off on the lake or river this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, you need to know, this extreme heat can be just as brutal on the water.As the sun beats down on the water, you're being hit with the heat from all angles.

 Iowa DNR Encourages Boating Safety This 4th of July
The Iowa DNR says it wants people to go out and enjoy the water, but safely

  Officials: Play it safe on the water this Fourth of July
“With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I ask that boaters take this tragedy into serious consideration while celebrating during the holiday,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release. “Safety must be a priority at all times. I assure you that ..

 Boat Talk: See when and what safety equipment is required on the lake
11083382-standard-1.jpg Cory Morse | MLive.comSusie Parker polishes her 48 foot boat called "Idyll Time" at North Shore Marina in Grand Haven this spring. Susie and her husband, Jeff Parker, are from Chattanooga, Tenn. "We love the Great Lakes," Jeff 

 Effort to lower the blood alcohol content for boaters is underway
Macon Telegraph Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:03 PM PDT
Recently, the local news outlets have covered a very heartbreaking story of a family torn apart by the disregard for self-moderation and overindulgence of alcohol while boating. The boater is now charged with boating under the influence. The boater struck a familyâs vessel on Lake Lanier killing their two sons, Jake and Griffin Prince.


2 killed in southern Illinois boat collision ID'd
WFLX FOX 29 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:56 PM PDT
Authorities say a southern Illinois boat collision that killed two people happened during trial runs by a boat manufacturer

Body of boater retrieved from Rend Lake
Harrisburg Daily Register
REND LAKE — The body of a man missing after a high-speed boat crash Tuesday was retrieved from the waters of Rend Lake late Wednesday morning.

Autopsy confirms Idaho man died of drowning in Lake Shasta
The Record Searchlight Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:42 AM PDT
Autopsy results in the death of a 30-year-old Idaho man who fell off a houseboat last Friday on Lake Shasta have been released. 

 Crews resume search for man in West Loon Lake near Antioch
Morris Daily Herald Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
(MCT) â Divers returned to West Loon Lake in Antioch this morning to search for a 62-year-old man who jumped into the lake as he and another man were boating, officials said. 

Boater missing near Breezy Point, Md. after boat capsizes
Four people were rescued and one person is still missing after a boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay north of Annapolis in the wake of Friday night's violent storm.

Search under way for missing boater
Kingsport Times-News Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:12 PM PDT
A search is under way on the Nolichucky River this afternoon for a person who was missing after the boat they were riding in began taking on water late Saturday morning. 

Man dies while boating on Lake Champlain
WPTZ Burlington Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:39 PM PDT
A man is believed to have died while on Lake Champlain. The man dove below the surface of the lake to check the status of his anchor at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, a N.Y. State Police dispatcher said. The man never returned to the surface, the dispatcher said. The man's boat was near Valcour Island off of Plattsburgh. Police have yet to release a cause of death or the boater's name. Stay with .

Missing 14-year-old boy found in river
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:05 PM PDT
A boater near Crescent Island found the body of 14-year-old Finley boy, Timmy Bowden this afternoon

 Search Continues for Missing Boater at Lake Jordan
An Elmore County man is missing today after a boat was found circling without a driver on Lake Jordan.

 Man Dead in Watercraft Crash at Beaver Lake
KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville Sun, 01 Jul 2012 15:32 PM PDT
Authorities in Carroll County are investigating the death of a Kansas man in a boating accident. It happened Friday evening.

Boating Accidents:

Investigators Seek Suspects in Hit & Run Jet Ski Incident
WTVC Chattanooga Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:28 PM PDT
Investigators with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) are searching for two men involved in a hit & run accident on a personal watercraft (PWC). TWRA spokesperson Dan Hicks said it happened Wednesday between 3 and 4 pm on Chickamauga Lake, at the back end of Mud Creek, not far from Dayton's Mark Anton Airport. ..

1 seriously hurt in Lake Wylie jet ski accident
WCNC Charlotte Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:15 PM PDT
LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- One person was injured in a jet ski accident on Lake Wylie Thursday afternoon. The incident took place around 3:50 p.m. at the mouth of South Fork River, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. The victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. Stay with NewsChannel ..

 Boater rescued after falling ill off Rehoboth Beach
WGMD Radio
A boater is in an Atlantic City hospital today after getting sick off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. Last Thursday morning, the “Tracey Anne” sport fishing boat was about 75 miles off Rehoboth Beach when it radioed the Coast Guard that a 54-year-old man 

 Norwegian cruise ship rescues sailboat returning to Bristol from Newport-to ...
The Providence Journal
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 Coast Guard rescues 9 teens off Cape Cod
7 News Boston Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:08 AM PDT
SANDWICH, Mass. -- A Coast Guard crew has rescued nine young people on rafts and stand-up paddleboards after they drifted too far from a Cape Cod beach. 

 APD: Man Faces Felony DWI After Previous Driving/Boating While Intoxicated Charges
KTAB Abilene Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:59 AM PDT
A man was arrested for enhanced felony DWI due to previous driving/boating while intoxicated charges. 

 Woman dies, man missing in boating accident
CBC Saskatchewan Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:19 AM PDT
A woman has died and a man is missing after a boating accident near Creighton, Sask., Wednesday night. 

Personal watercraft explosion on Hamlin Lake, two teens injured
Ludington Daily News Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:49 AM PDT
Two Grand Rapids-area teenagers were injured early this afternoon in a personal watercraft explosion on Upper Hamlin Lake. The two were on the vessel, attempting to take off when they heard a loud bang and were blown 5-6 feet in the air, according to Hamlin Township Fire Chief Steve Vandervest.

 3 people rescued after boat capsizes off Milford
Wall Street Journal
STRATFORD, Conn. — Three people were rescued from Long Island Sound early Friday after their boat capsized during a fishing trip, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

 Boat strikes rocks at Beacon harbour
Niagara This Week Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:48 PM PDT
Police, firefighters and the coast guard were called to Beacon Harbour Marina Friday afternoon after a boater struck rocks. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. away from the shore. Emergency responders took the man ashore from his sailboat.

 Boaters Rescued After More Than Week in Gulf
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men in a life raft Friday morning in the Gulf of Mexico.

 Drunk boater runs aground, arrested: Southold Police
Riverhead LOCAL
Westchester man arrested for BWI after boat runs aground off East Marion Beach Friday afternoon.

 Coast Guard finds man after boat capsizes off NJ
Coast Guard crew finds man who went missing after boat capsized off NJ; 2 others uninjured.

 Boy hurt in accident involving personal watercraft
Asbury Park Press Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:25 PM PDT
OCEAN CITY â Authorities say a young boy was hospitalized after being injured in a personal watercraft accident in southern New Jersey this weekend. But details on how the accident occurred remained unclear Sunday. 

 9 rescued from sinking boat off Barnegat Light coast
The Star-Ledger -
The Coast Guard responded to a distress call around 1:30 p.m. when a boater saw a recreational vessel collide with a submerged jetty and began to sink.

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