Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Knoxville Electrocution Accident Prompts Safety Checks
News Channel 5 Nashville Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:53 PM PDT
Marinas across Middle Tennessee are double checking their safety procedures after two boys were electrocuted in Knoxville on the 4 th  of July while they were swimming near a houseboat.

Electrical systems on boats must be wired in accordance with US Coast Guard and American Boat And Yacht Council standards.  Making a mistake can result in fatalities.  If you have doubts about your electrical system,  have a certified marine electrician look at it.

Boating Safety:

Boater safety, security enforced during OpSail, Sailfest
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reminds boaters to follow safety rules and obey security zones around all the ships that will be in New London and Niantic for OpSail and Sailfest today through Monday. Entry into these areas .

Water Levels Fall At Prewitt Reservoir
CBS Denver Sat, 07 Jul 2012 11:31 AM PDT
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say falling water levels at Prewitt Reservoir have made the boat ramp there unusable for the rest of the boating season. 

 McClory: Follow these tips for safe boating
The Daily Item Sat, 07 Jul 2012 00:23 AM PDT
The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) has three tips that can help ensure it's also a safe summer for all boaters. Designated drivers are good - but don't forget your guests. The captain of a boat is responsible for everyone aboard and those that have little boating experience. 

 Drunk boaters arrested in Van Buren County
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Michigan (WZZM) - Van Buren County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a couple of boaters for Operating while Intoxicated while boating. Friday night, July 6th at 6:20 pm, a 60 year old man from Chicago was arrested after he was found ...

 Near-Drowning Inspires Mpls. Dad To Warn Fellow Boaters
CBS Local
Despite the relief from the heat on Saturday, many people have been hitting the water to cool off from this recent heat wave. So far, 25 people have drowned in non-boating accidents. Last year at this time, there were only 16.

Police hope water-related deaths spur safer behavior
KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:43 PM PDT
Water recreation on rivers and lakes is part of Minnesota culture, but law enforcement agencies hope this season's water-related deaths spur boater and swimmers towards safer behavior. 

Life Jackets Essential to Boating Safety
KTVA Anchorage Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:04 AM PDT
The two men who died in Matanuska Lake Friday shared something in common with more than three-quarters of Alaska drowning victims: neither of them were wearing life jackets. 

Our view: Boating safety can never be overlooked
Auburn Citizen
These are just a few basic items that have surfaced too many times when deadly boating accidents have taken place. We urge anyone who does use a boat on the local waterways to take a safety course, and then be sure to practice what is taught in the


Yacht Trip Defended
Wall Street Journal
A family lawyer forcefully pushed back against accusations Friday that overcrowding caused a boat to capsize July 4, leaving three children dead, including the owner's daughter.

 Sunken yacht to be raised for investigation
Philadelphia Inquirer
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. - A sunken yacht on which three children died during an Independence Day fireworks outing was tethered on Friday to prevent it from drifting away but must be raised from the water before investigators can determine what caused it to''

 Family of L.I. yacht victim sets up memorial fund
FOX 5 New York Sat, 07 Jul 2012 12:56 PM PDT
The family of a little girl killed when a yacht capsized during an Independence Day outing is setting up a memorial fund in her name. Mike Della, attorney for the family of 8-year-old Victoria Gaines

Searchers find missing boater dead on Forest Lake
Bemidji Pioneer
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A missing boater on Forest Lake in Washington County has been found.

USA. 3 boaters dead, 1 rescued after bi-national search in Lake Oneida, NY
BYM News (press release)
One boater was rescued Thursday evening and three others were located deceased Friday morning after search crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Canadian, state and local agencies searched Oneida Lake, N.Y., for the boaters who ...

  Canoe flips, one man missing
CKNW News Talk 980 Sat, 07 Jul 2012 09:52 AM PDT
One man is missing - another has been rescued - after their canoe flipped last night in waters off Oak Bay. The Coast Guard's Troy Haddock says residents of 10 Mile Point called 911 just before 11:00 p.m. after hearing the survivor's cry for help. "We located a single male on a rock near Willows Beach.  Basically he'd been in the water for some time, about an hour and a half. He came from a 

Two killed in Lake Powell accident
ABC 15 Phoenix Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:56 PM PDT
Two adults were killed Friday after a personal watercraft collision at Lake Powell. 

GA man drowns in Lake Marion
WIS News 10 Columbia Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:26 PM PDT
The Clarendon County Coroner's Office says a man drowned Friday evening on Lake Marion after waves overtook the 18-foot watercraft he was using.

 Boat recovered from central NY crash that killed 3
Wall Street Journal
SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. — Authorities have recovered a motorboat that crashed into a buoy in a Central New York lake, killing a father and two adult sons.

 Boat crash on Oneida Lake kills father, 2 sons
Auburn Citizen
The bodies of the three men — Anthony Aceto, of Utica; Stephen Aceto, 41, of Tampa, Fla.; and Timothy Aceto, 33, of Whitesboro — were recovered Friday morning near where the boat sank late Thursday night on Oneida Lake, Lt. James McCarthy of the ...

Man dies after Jet Ski crash
ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:21 PM PDT
A Virginia man was killed in a Jet Ski accident in Halifax County

Man dies in lake (video)
Warren Tribune Chronicle
The Trumbull County 911 center received a call from a boater at about 5:45 p.m. that a male had jumped out of his boat to cool off in the water and did not resurface. The body of Eli Miller Jr. of Middlefield was found about 1000 yards from the launch ...

 Fatal boating accident reported on Shetek
Marshall Independent Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:07 AM PDT
MURRAY COUNTY - A fatal boating accident was reported early Sunday morning on Lake Shetek, the Murray County Sheriff's Department said. The incident is being investigated by the Murray County Sheriff's Department.

Boating Accidents:

 Authorities search for boater involved in hit-and-run
A Detroit Lakes man suffered serious injuries after a boat he was riding in with his family and a neighbor was struck by another boater late Wednesday on big Cormorant Lake. The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the incident occurred at at 10:18 p.m ..

 Coast Guard aids in kayacker rescue
The Daily Advance Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:44 AM PDT
BEAUFORT â A 71-year-old kayaker was found safe Friday after a search by the Coast Guard, including an Elizabeth City unit, and the Carteret County Sheriffâs Office.

 DNR: Girl hurt in Kosciusko boating accident
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:03 PM PDT
Indiana conservation officers are investigating an accident that hurt an 11-year-old girl Thursday while she was tubing on Dewart Lake in Kosciusko County. 

 Hebron man charged in boating accident
Journal Inquirer Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:21 PM PDT
COVENTRY â State environmental police have charged a Hebron man with several misdemeanors in relation to a May 12 boating accident that resulted in injury to two canoeists. 

 2 hurt in water collision
Mansfield News Journal Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:18 AM PDT
MANSFIELD -- Two people who collided while on personal watercraft at Pleasant Hill Lake Park were taken to MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital around 8 p.m. Friday. 

 Man hurt when watercraft, boat collide near Ocean City
Courier-Post Sat, 07 Jul 2012 01:18 AM PDT
One person was injured when a boat and a personal watercraft collided in waters near Ocean City. 

Boater Injured, Man Charged With DUI
WestportNow Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:37 PM PDT
UPDATE A 21-year-old man suffered serious injuries today when he was struck by a boatâs propeller in waters off Westportâs Compo Beach, police said. A 21-year-old Maryland man was arrested on charges of reckless operation of a vessel while under the Influence.  

 Fisherman cut by propeller of capsized boat in CA
A fisherman is hospitalized in Central California after a boat he was in capsized, sending him overboard where he sustained cuts from the propeller. ... Nightclub opened its doors Friday night. It fills the once empty building that 210 North nightclub

Usher - Usher's Stepson In Jet-ski Accident
Contactmusic Sun, 08 Jul 2012 06:20 AM PDT
RB star Ushers stepson has been hospitalised after he was struck by a jet ski in Georgia according to a U S report Kyle Glover the 11-year-old son of Ushers ex-wife Tameka Foster was sitting in an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier when he was hit in t... 

3 boaters, rescue diver injured in boat fire near Dutch Gap
Richmond Times Dispatch
Two boaters taken to hospitals suffering burns; one of the two was recovered under water; Chesterfield diver suffers apparent minor injuries.

 Authorities seek hit-and-run-boater who injured 3 on Big Cormorant Lake
Grand Forks Herald
Becker County, Minn., authorities are looking for a hit-and-run boater who injjured some of a West Fargo, N.D., famiiy in a collision Wednesday on Big Cormorant Lake.

 Sailboat overturns in Port Angeles Harbor; no one hurt
Peninsula Daily
A log-towing tug ties onto an overturned sailboat as a U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat and a Vessel Assist boat stand by on the scene on Friday in Port Angeles Harbor. The sailboat was towed to Port Angeles Boat Haven and the sailor was reported uninjured .

 DNR investigating boating accident
The Gainesville Times Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:38 AM PDT
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