Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education:

Boater safety class
Sturgis Journal
A boater safety class will be offered on July 21 at the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department, in Centreville. There is no charge for the class and it is open to those ages 12 and older. To register call (269) 467-9045. A boater safety class will be ...

Boating Safety:

Boater responds to criticism over bridge issue
I received the following letter from Jeremy Loomis regarding my recent column on boaters and bridges.

Float safely
Port Huron Times Herald
The group filed a report Wednesday afternoon with the St. Clair County Marine Division. Trupiano said she did not see the boat turn around or attempt to help the group. All four swam to a remaining inner tube until a boater, who had seen the near crash ...

South Florida boating accidents kill 11, injure 91 in 2011
Boating accidents killed 11 people in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties last year, according to a report released by the state wildlife service Monday.

FWC releases 2011 boating accident report
Sun-Sentinel (blog)
Sixty-seven people died in Florida last year in boating accidents and there have been 28 deaths so far this year according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which has released its 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report. The ...

 UPV stickers promote boating safety
Seekonk Star Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:40 AM PDT
U.S. Coast Guard thorough when inspecting boats. 

Trainer Q&A: Pet safety Part 4 -- Boating safety
Seattle Times Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:16 AM PDT
Marilyn Bailey, of Kirkland, and her bull terrier Browser both wear their life vests while boating in Roche Harbor in the Puget Sound. Photo by Carl Byrant  

 BOATING: Guard Against Static Electricity Onboard Boats
The Raleigh Telegram
BOATING: Guard Against Static Electricity Onboard Boats. By Captain Townsend, Special To The Raleigh Telegram. RALEIGH – In 2001 we began hearing of injuries involving portable gasoline containers. These incidents occurred while filling portable gas 

 Boating while intoxicated arrests increase
The Statehouse File
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana conservation officers made 10 arrests for boating while intoxicated during a three-day campaign in June designed to bring awareness to the potential dangers of mixing alcohol and boating. Officers made six arrests during a ...

 Law enforcement: Personal watercraft making Georgia lake more dangerous
Boston Herald Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:42 PM PDT
ATLANTA -- They are the revved up motorcycles of water craft. They can hit 85 miles an hour as fast as a rider...


Long Island Police Call In FBI Divers to Recover Boat
New York Times
Detectives cannot complete their investigation into the fatal sinking near Oyster Bay on the Fourth of July until they can see the boat.

Boat that capsized wasn't overcrowded, attorney says
Fox News
An attorney for the owner of a yacht that capsized and sank, killing three children, insists that overcrowding was not a factor in the July 4th accident. He also said the 34-foot vessel was equipped with enough life jackets for all 27 passengers aboard ...

 Boating incident claims life on Shetek
Marshall Independent
The Shetek area was abuzz Sunday afternoon with boaters and jet skiers during what, on the surface, appeared to be just another busy summer day on one of southern Minnesota's largest recreational lakes. But the tragedy that had occurred just hours ...

 Boating accidents claim two Tampa men within days
TAMPA — Within two days, two Tampa men lost their lives in separate boating accidents.

 Couple Identified In Fatal Lake Powell Accident
KUTV Salt Lake City Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:07 PM PDT
(KUTV) Two people died after a collision on the water Friday at Lake Powell. One boat or jet ski slowed, the other did not. Two adults died in the crash and one teenage female was taken to a local hospital and later released. Authorities say Russell and Wendy Gallegos, both 44-years-old, died when their watercraft collided with their teenage daughters

 Omaha woman killed in boating accident identified
KETV 7 Omaha Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:31 AM PDT
An Omaha woman was killed in an accident on the water at a lake south of Fremont on Monday, according to investigators.

Boating Accidents:

Yacht rescued by lifeboat
Isle of Wight County Press
THE CREW of a Belgian yacht had to be rescued after the boat's rudder broke. Cowes RNLI lifeboat, helmed by James Findley, came to the aid of the 30 foot sloop Baflos and its four man crew yesterday (Sunday) morning after it got into difficulty near ...

 US boater rescued before plunge over falls
Buffalo News
Canadian firefighters rescued an American boater who strayed into the perilous rapids of the Niagara River Sunday evening and came within minutes of p...

 West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped towards them on ...
What is that boat doing? You guys, that boat!” Taryn Erickson, 37, could hardly believe she was yelling these words to her husband Wednesday, as she watched a boat speeding straight at her family on Big Cormorant Lake south of Lake Park.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker, finds overdue boat
The Republic
HONOLULU - Busy U.S. Coast Guard crews have rescued a kayaker off the coast of off Molokai, hours after finding a sailboat that had been reported overdue.

  Usher's stepson in critical condition after boating accident
The Indianapolis Star Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:31 AM PDT
Sad news: Usher's 11-year-old stepson is in critical condition after the inner tube he was riding Friday on Georgia's Lake Lanier was struck by a Jet Ski driven by a 38-year-old man, reports Atlanta's 11 Alive News (like USA TODAY, a Gannett-owned company). 

 Teen injured in boating incident at Lake Berryessa
Napa Valley Register Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:31 AM PDT
A 16-year-old Napa boy was transported by California Highway Patrol helicopter Saturday to the Queen of the Valley Medical Center for injuries he sustained to his feet and ankles after being run over by a boat at Lake Berryessa, the Napa County Sheriffâs Office said. 

 15-year-old seriously injured in Sunday boating accident
Lake Sun Leader Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:13 AM PDT
A 15-year-old Lebanon boy sustained serious injuries in a boating accident Sunday afternoon. 

Woman loses part of leg in boating accident on Austin Lake in Portage, Mich.
ClickOnDetroit Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:59 AM PDT
Authorities said a Kalamazoo woman lost part of her leg in a boating accident on a southwestern Michigan lake.  

 Reckless boating collision in Whitman County
KXLY-TV Spokane Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:46 AM PDT
A man is expected to be charged with reckless boating, following a boat collision near Lyons Ferry State Park. 

Lake Tahoe luxury yacht sinks at dock
Tahoe Daily Tribune Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:05 PM PDT
The Sierra Rose sits partially submerged at its Tahoe Keys Marina dock Monday morning.

Jet skiers hurt on Fort Cobb Lake
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls Mon, 09 Jul 2012 06:01 AM PDT
Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two women are recovering following a jet ski crash on Fort Cobb Lake. 

 Teens break legs in watercraft collision on Willamette River
KVAL Eugene Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:37 AM PDT
Two teens suffered broken legs in a personal watercraft collision Saturday on the Willamette River. 

A warning for boaters!
In Cochrane, west of Calgary, two canoes flipped on the Bow River Sunday evening. RCMP and fire teams went out in their jet boats and found four of the five canoers. The fifth was found on shore by another boater. RCMP are reminding all boaters to wear ...

 Early morning fire destroys boat at Barrachois marina
Truro Daily News
BARRACHOIS - A sailboat at the Sunrise Marina was completely destroyed by fire early Monday morning. But the fast response of the Tatamagouche Fire Department.

 4 people left in Saginaw Bay overnight are found safe
Detroit Free Press Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:31 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four people whose 18-foot boat capsized in a Michigan bay, forcing them to stay alive through the night. 

 Missing Greenport boater found safely in Connecticut
The Suffolk Times Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:01 PM PDT
A Greenport man whose family reported him missing after he took his boat out Sunday to Connecticut was located Monday afternoon, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Todd Feilage, 36, was reported missing Monday morning after he didnât show up for work, officials said. Before taking his 21-foot boat to [...] 

 Five people unharmed after boating mishap near Cochrane
AM770 CHQR Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:15 PM PDT
Quite the scare for some boaters on the Bow River west of Cochrane Sunday night.  Emergency crews were called in after two canoes overturned.  Five people went overboard, and one was originally unaccounted for, but he was later picked up by a passing boater.  The group says one canoe tipped and the other went to help out but tipped in the process.  All five people were wearing lifejackets and .

 West Michigan woman loses part of leg in boating accident
Battle Creek Enquirer Tue, 10 Jul 2012 06:32 AM PDT
Authorities say a Kalamazoo woman lost part of her leg in a boating accident on a southwestern Michigan lake. reports the 23-year-old woman had been riding a tube behind a boat Sunday afternoon on Austin Lake in Portage. 

 Clermont officers revive man in water-scooter accident
Orlando Sentinel Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:02 PM PDT
CLERMONT â Police officers helped to revive a man who was unresponsive after a personal watercraft accident on Lake Minneola

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