Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, July 6, 2012

Boating Safety And Accidet News

Boater Education:

Boater safety course offered
Adrian Daily Telegram
The Lenawee County Sheriff's Department will offer a free boater safety class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 at the sheriff's department, 405 N. Winter St., Adrian.

 About Boating Safety to be offered on July 9
Lake Sun Leader Fri, 06 Jul 2012 08:09 AM PDT
  Flotilla 30-05 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the About Boating Safely course at the Camdenton Chamber Office, 739 W US Highway 54 in Camdenton on Monday, July 9, 2012, 9:00am-5:00 pm.  The course itself is free with the only associated cost being $20 for the text book.

Steuben sheriff cancels safe boating class
Elmira Star-Gazette Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:19 AM PDT
ALBANY (AP) -- Gov. - 1:00 pm Police and rescue personnel gather near Oneida Lake Friday, July 6, 2012 in Sylvan Beach, N.Y. - 1:00 pm Due to the extreme heat, the Elmira Fire Department has issued a reminder to the public to choose...

Boating Safety:

Operation Dry Water extended in Guam
Saipan Tribune Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:03 AM PDT
APRA HARBOR, Guam -The U.S. Coast Guard and the Guam Police Department are partnering in the fourth annual nationwide boating under the influence education, detection and enforcement campaign running through the month of July. 

Yacht accident in New York draws attention to boating safety (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Three children died in the incident, and overall, boating fatalities are on the rise. The Coast Guard has considered mandating life-jacket wear but so far has not gone forward with the idea.

  Boating rules and security zones will be enforced during OpSail
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reminds the public to follow boating safety rules and obey security zones around all of the ships that will be in New London and Niantic for OpSail and SailFest Friday through Monday. Entry

 3 boaters arrested July 4 for BUI
Hilton Head Island Packet
A Beaufort County sheriff's deputy patrolling the May River on Independence Day watched as a man driving a boat dropped his pants and mooned some friends.

 OUR VIEWS: Boating fun isn't illegal
Grand Haven Tribune Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:04 AM PDT
Some Spring Lake and Ferrysburg residents have been complaining about boating habits near Smiths Bridge in Ferrysburg and Spring Lakes Stahls Bayou (known as Hanky Pank Bayou). read more 

 Boating column: Learn proper anchoring methods
Proper anchoring procedures are a very important aspect of boating. You never know when an emergency situation or bad weather might require you to anchor. Many boaters anchor often when fishing or swimming. The following is a brief review of how to ...


Two missing as Long Island yacht capsizes
New York Daily News
Long Island authorities were searching Oyster Bay Harbor early Thursday for two missing passengers from a capsized 36-foot yacht, cops said.

3 children dead after yacht capsizes, 24 others rescued
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:58 AM PDT
OYSTER BAY, N.Y.  Police say three bodies pulled out of New York's Long Island Sound after a yacht capsized on the Fourth of July were all children. The children were 12, 11 and 8. Twenty-four other people were rescued. The Coast Guard says the survivors were pulled from the water around 11 p.m. Wednesday, about an hour after the boat went over. The yacht capsized off New York's Long Island on .

 Boating experts say NY yacht overcrowded; 3 dead
Associated Press via Yahoo! News Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:36 PM PDT
A yacht that capsized with 27 friends and family aboard on an outing to watch Fourth of July fireworks was severely overcrowded and doomed to tip over, safety experts said Thursday as the skipper blamed the tragedy on a wave that came out of the dark. 

Devastating LI Boating Tragedy: "Chaos" Recalled As Families Plan Funerals For Three Children
Gothamist Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:53 AM PDT
The Nassau County police continues its investigation of the terrible July 4th incident where a 34-foot yacht overturned in Oyster Bay, killing three children . While no conclusions have been made, police said today that there probably weren't enough life jackets for the 27 passengers. It's NY State law that there should be one life jacket per passenger on the boat.

 Investigators Deciding How To Raise Sunken Yacht Off Oyster Bay
CBS New York Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:43 AM PDT
"Numerous challenges, depending where a boat goes down, you have currents, low visibility, you have all different kinds of debris," said Mitch Kramer of North Shore towing

A Packed Boat, a Celebration, a Deadly Turn
New York Times
Neither the police nor Coast Guard officials could say with certainty just what had caused the boat to capsize, killing a boy and two girls.


2 Boys Die from Electrical Shock in Tennessee Lake
KAAL Austin Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:14 AM PDT
Investigators say a second boy has died after being shocked by a suspected faulty cord from a houseboat as they swam in a Tennessee lake. Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel said 11-year-old Nathan Lynam died Thursday night at Children's Hospital in Knoxville.

Body found in Tampa Bay after boater goes missing
A body has been recovered from Tampa Bay hours after a man was ejected from his boat near the Gandy Bridge.

Man dies after falling from a jet ski in Meigs County, OH
WOWK-TV West Virginia Thu, 05 Jul 2012 06:20 AM PDT
A man died Wednesday after falling off a jet ski on the Ohio river, according to the Meigs County Sheriff's Office.

 Boater drowns off Kennebunk coast
Portsmouth Herald Thu, 05 Jul 2012 23:12 PM PDT
KENNEBUNK, Maine â Efforts to find a man who had fallen off a boat in the water between Kennebunk and Kennebunkport ended Thursday night when the man's body was found shortly before 8 p.m., Kennebunk Police Chief Bob MacKenzie said. 

 Powerboat hits buoy in darkness on central NY lake, killing man and his 2 ...
Washington Post
SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. — A father and two of his adult sons were killed when their boat struck a buoy on a central New York lake during a nighttime outing, authorities said Friday.

Boating Accidents:

 Long Island boater arrested
Wall Street Journal
WANTAGH, N.Y. — A 34-year-old Long Island man has been charged with operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.

 Firefighters rescue storm-sieged sailboaters
So Md News
Ridge volunteer firefighters report that they were called out amid Friday night's severe thunderstorm to rescue two people on a sailboat sinking off shore from St. Mary's College. Firefighters gathered at the firehouse that night after hearing of the

Currently in Atlantic City
NBC40 South Jersey Wed, 04 Jul 2012 15:59 PM PDT
LONGPORT -- Officials say one man suffered non life threatening injuries after a boat and jet ski collide in the water near Seaview Marina.  

 Girl hit by personal watercraft operated by boy, 10
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Thu, 05 Jul 2012 14:13 PM PDT
Indiana conservation officers are investigating a crash Thursday afternoon on Dewart Lake in Kosciusko County. 

 CFT: Duke WR in critical condition after jet ski accident
MSNBC Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:45 AM PDT
Unfortunately, thereâs some sad news coming out of the world of college football this holiday (kinda) weekend. Duke athletic officials confirmed early Thursday afternoon that wide receiver Blair Holliday âwas involved in a boating accident on Lake Tilleryâ Wednesday

 18-year-old Seriously Injured in Otter Tail County Boating Accident
WDAZ 8 Grand Forks Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:36 AM PDT
DENT, Minn. - An 18-year-old male suffered serious injuries in a boating accident on Wednesday, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. 

Boating accident leaves four injured
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:48 PM PDT
A collision between a jet ski and a boat on Buffalo Springs Lake on Wednesday around 5:30 p.m. left four injured, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman. 

Boat sinks; six pulled from water by fellow boaters
Salisbury Po
SALISBURY — People on a sinking boat might have drowned Wednesday night on High Rock Lake, authorities say, if fellow boaters had not been alert to their plight. Jeffery Carol Lewis, of Pine Ridge Road in Cooleemee, was operating a 15-foot motor boat ...

Holiday weekend marred by boating accident
Kern Valley Sun Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:47 AM PDT
Susan Barr/Kern Valley Sun Shortly after noon on Saturday, June 30, Kern County Boat Patrol received a direct call from a female jet skier.  

Two injured in personal watercraft accident on Lake Charlevoix
Petoskey News-Review Fri, 06 Jul 2012 06:55 AM PDT
BOYNE CITY â On Tuesday, July 3, the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office investigated a watercraft accident resulting in injuries on Lake Charlevoix near The Landings condominiums in Boyne City, according to a news release. 

Tubing girl struck
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:13 AM PDT
A 10-year-old boy riding a personal watercraft struck an 11-year-old girl Thursday afternoon on Dewart Lake in Kosciusko County, according to state conservation officers. 


 Boaters Urged to Inspect Boats for Invasive Plants
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 Lost but found: Man makes daring dog rescue on jet ski
FOX 13 Tampa Bay Thu, 05 Jul 2012 01:53 AM PDT
A local man went out for a leisurely ride on his jet ski Wednesday and suddenly had to come to the rescue â of a dog. 

 Finger Lakes stewards battle against invasive species
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:38 AM PDT
Watercraft stewards are popping up at Finger Lakes launch sites to educate boaters about invasive clams, weeds and other unwanted aquatic species. 

 Woman hurt in fall from inner tube at Blue Marsh Lake
Reading Eagle Wed, 04 Jul 2012 21:24 PM PDT
A woman suffered an arm injury Wednesday when she fell off an inner tube that was being pulled by a personal watercraft just off the main beach area at Blue Marsh Lake. 

 Efforts take root to fight the weed hydrilla
Victor Post Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:23 AM PDT
A fast-growing weed with the potential of killing boating, fishing and other recreational activities in the Finger Lakes region was the subject of a Tuesday meeting in Watkins Glen of watershed and environmental experts. Among those at a powwow on the weed hydrilla were representatives from Ontario Countyâs Planning Department and Soil and Water Conservation District.

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