Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, August 31, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Safe boating class to be held at Marblehead High School
Marblehead Reporter Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:10 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliaryâs âBoating Skills and Seamanshipâ course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course, now in its 13th edition, consists of eight core two-hour lessons, plus final, presented on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 11, at Marblehead High School, 2 Humphrey St. 

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:16 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers.

Boating Safety News:

 Life Jackets Save Four Boaters
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Life jackets are getting the credit for saving the lives of boaters who got into trouble in two separate incidents off Wasaga Beach. The first call came just after 3 PM on Tuesday when a fourteen foot sailboat overturned about a kilometre into the bay ...

 Exercise Caution While Boating This Labor Day Weekend
Highland Community News Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:01 AM PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) asks boaters to exercise caution on the water during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. 

The California Department of Boating and Waterways Launches Digital Boating Facility Locator
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:22 AM PDT
New digital boating app provides powerful searching capabilities and highlights facility amenities(PRWEB) August 30, 2012 The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) launches the first-ever digital Boating Facility Locator, providing directions, weather and news for more than 1,400 boating facilities throughout California. Created by full-service advertising firm, Glass Agency, the ...

APD: "No-Refusal" For Labor Day Weekend; Personal Watercraft Banned On Lake Austin
KEYE TV Austin Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:44 PM PDT
The Austin Police Department says they will be out this Labor Day weekend  enforcing a "No-Refusal" DWI initiative. Certain types of boats will also be banned on Lake Austin over the holiday weekend. APD says the DWI initiative will start Friday at 9 p. ...

 Boaters beware of water police
Got Labor Day weekend plans? A lot of people will hit the water for one last weekend of boating or swimming fun. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Boat Patrol will work to make sure the busy weekend is a safe one. Ending the summer with a bang on Labor Day 

 State creates boating safety checklist
Sacramento Bee
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state has created a boating safety checklist following many fatalities this year. KTUU ( reports that the Alaska Office of Boating Safety has developed the checklist, which includes safety messages ...

Whitehead: Be wary of strong currents in the harbor
Daily Pilot
This summer has been great for boating with mild temperatures, only a few hurricane swells reaching our waters and a moderate wind blowing in the afternoons for the rag boaters. However, the surf will build this weekend and boaters should be cautious ...

  First responders risk their lives saving others
The Biloxi Sun Herald Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:37 PM PDT
BILOXI -- Police Sgt. Darrell Montiforte was headed to work Wednesday when he heard a police dispatcher send out a distress call about a stranded boater in Biloxi's Back Bay at the Popp's Ferry Bridge.

 For DNR Police, shaky eyes are the best indicators
The Daily Record Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:18 PM PDT
" When Department of Natural Resources Police Cpl. Robert Martin or Officer Steven Hunter pulls someone over, he pays attention to whether he can smell alcohol, if the boaters speech is slurred and if the boater has color in his face. The officers also keep an eye out for unusual behavior. " 

Gloucester Coast Guardâs three-hour search fails to find kayak owner
North Shore Sunday Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:46 AM PDT
After a three-hour search that failed to turn up a distressed kayaker or the owner of an unmanned kayak, the U.S. Coast Guard reminds boaters to affix contact information to small boats to prevent unnecessary searches.

Police Cracking Down On Drunken Driving, Boating For Labor Day Weekend
CBS New York Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Police are trying to keep the roads and waterways safe for Long Islanders this Labor Day weekend. 

Mariners, think safety, and be ready for bad weather
The Star-Ledger Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:13 PM PDT
Autumn is a fine time for boating, with many days of pleasant temperatures, clear skies and fair winds. But as news accounts from the Gulf about Isaac have been reminding us, itâs also hurricane season. Hopefully big storms will spare... 

County Cracks Down on Drunken Boating
Wall Street Journal
County police set up boater checkpoints for the first time last weekend and will have them up again over the Labor Day holiday. Police Commissioner Edward Webber said his department has made 15 boating while intoxicated arrests this year, more than in ...

 Boating safety emphasis this weekend
The Spokesman Review (blog)
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office will be on patrol on area lakes and rivers over the Labor Day weekend for an emphasis on boater safety. Boats will be inspected on the water and at ramps, so make sure you have all the required safety equipment ...

Boaters beware: Lake levels, crowds a dangerous mix
Daily Tribune News
As Labor Day approaches and a long weekend calls boaters to the water to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, water levels at Lake Allatoona will add a level of danger to what should be a fun-filled day on the lake. To ensure this Labor Day is

  Boating safety is always a front-burner topic
Lake County News Sun
Boating safety is always a front-burner topic. August 31, 2012 5:08PM. Reprints. Story Image. This collage of pictures was provided by pro angler Theresa Meade of Ingleside, who took the photos at her sixth annual Chain O' Lakes Youth Tournament that .

Boating Fatalities:

 Aegean Sailboat Wreckage Discovered
San Diego 6 Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:53 PM PDT
A San Diego lifeguard and a boater captured video they believe shows the wreckage of a sailboat that ran aground on one of the Coronado Islands, killing four people, during a race in April 

El Capitan boater found dead
KUSI News San Diego Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:45 AM PDT
ALPINE (CNS) - A 51-year-old man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat in the El Capitan Reservoir over the weekend was found dead Tuesday, sheriff's officials said.  

Search continues for lost boater
The Southern Illinoisan Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:30 AM PDT
Crews continued their search of the Ohio River on Tuesday for Robbie Goins, 40, of Villa Ridge. Goins boat was seen Monday circling in the water with nobody onboard.

 Miami boating death trial begins
MIAMI, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Miami-Dade prosecutors said a boat-owner was criminally reckless in the death of a passenger, but defense attorneys countered it was a tragic accident. Prosecutors say Eulices Alvarez Barrios tossed an inebriated passenger off ...

 Body Of Missing Boater Recovered; Man Identified
CBS Baltimore Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:57 PM PDT
The search for a missing boater in Middle River came to an end Thursday morning after his body was found near Frog Mortar Creek. 

 One crewman missing after fishing boat sinks near Alaska
The Oregonian Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:55 AM PDT
Three crewmen of the Advantage are rescued and being treated for hypothermia as the U.S. Coast Guard continues its search for the missing crew member.

 Dozens feared dead in Guinea boat accident
CONAKRY Aug 31 (Reuters) - At least eight people were confirmed to have drowned and dozens more were feared dead after a boat carrying about 45 passengers capsized off the Guinean capital Conakry on Friday evening, authorities said. "We do not ..


Volunteers search for Marshall boater
Anchorage Daily News
He was last seen taking his boat up the Yukon River. His boat was found Aug. 20 on a river bank. Troopers and volunteers searched for six days with no results. However, volunteers are continuing the effort. Marshall Tribal Administrator Nick Andrew Jr ...

Boating Accidents:

Boater rescued on his boat in Biloxi Bay
WLOX-TV Biloxi Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:41 PM PDT
A boater who refused to evacuate and tried to ride out Isaac on his boat on Biloxi Bay needed rescuing Wednesday. 

 Two rescued after yacht capsizes off Padstow
BBC News
Two rescued after yacht capsizes off Padstow. Two men have been taken to hospital after their yacht capsized in squally conditions off Cornwall. The 30ft (9m) yacht was about half-a-mile (800m) off Trevose Head, near Padstow, when it got into 

 Couple rescued after sailboat capsizes in Sebago Lake
SEBAGO LAKE – A vacationing couple is lucky to be alive after their boat capsized Tuesday in Sebago Lake, according to the man who towed the 16-foot rented sailboat to safety. Paul Bourque, a Frye Island resident and owner of TowBoatU.S./Sebago Lake ...

Simon Cowell Rescues 9 From Sinking Yacht
The Insider via omg! Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:05 PM PDT
Simon Cowell turned into a real life superhero last night when he saved nine people from a sinking yacht in St. Tropez.  

Hunstanton lifeboat called to rescue yacht at Brancaster Staithe
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:56 AM PDT
Two people were rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat this afternoon after their yacht was caught in a gale.

 Essex Police/Fire: Sailboat freed after running aground
Gloucester Daily Times
ESSEX — A 37-foot sailboat ran aground at the mouth of Essex River Wednesday about 2:22 p.m., according to police. Police received a call about the distressed boaters, and passed it to the Gloucester harbormaster and the U.S. Coast Guard, who have ...

 Coast Guard rescues boaters in Sheboygan
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:47 AM PDT
Two people who fell into Lake Michigan in Sheboygan after the boat they were on crashed into a breakwall on Thursday were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Boating News:

 Boat fees proposed for Saratoga Lake: Local marinas opposed
The Saratogian
Boaters and a kayaker enjoy Saratoga Lake Thursday. Ed Burke 8/30/12. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Non-resident boaters on Saratoga Lake might be assessed an annual registration fee ranging from $30 to $75 depending on boat size. However, the proposal ...

 Boaters asked to help fight the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels
Lake County News Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:27 AM PDT
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. â State and local agencies battling the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels are asking boaters to be especially vigilant over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are non-native freshwater mussels that multiply quickly and can encrust watercraft and infrastructure. They also can compete for food with more desirable species The mussels spread ...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News:

Judges Tout Wikipedia in âJet Skiâ Exclusion Ambiguity
Insurance Journal Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:19 PM PDT
A Utah Court of Appeals ruled the term jet ski to be ambiguous as exclusion in a homeowners policy, and to back up its decision the court used as a reference the popular reference website Wikipedia, calling it a great . The post Judges Tout Wikipedia in Jet Ski Exclusion Ambiguity appeared first on Insurance Journal .  

 Whale Watch Alaska Has Recently Noticed a Number of Whale Watch Accident Rates Climb Over the Last 2 Weeks
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:48 AM PDT
Whale Watch Alaska has recently noticed a number of whale watch accident rates climb over the last 2 weeks in Southeast Alaska, causing the hump back whales to come around to the boats.Juneau, AK (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Whale Watch Alaska has recently noticed a number of whale watch accident rates climb over the last 2 weeks. Two boating accidents has ended up with whale watchers injured with .

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:55 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers. 

 Project Paddle teaches Trenton kids safe boating on the Delaware River
The Trentonian
TRENTON — With the Delaware River bordering Trenton, it's a major asset for the city, yet few residents take advantage of the recreational activities it offers, such as canoeing and boating. CONTRIBUTE. Story Ideas. Send Corrections. For some, the ...

 Pender News & Notes - Application deadline; boating class; Moores Creek ...
TOPSAIL | The Greater Topsail Area Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-09, is presenting About Boating Safely, aneight-hour course that covers the essential topics related to safe boating practices. Students will learn what safety equipment is required ..

Boating Safety News:

Salmon River boating could be affected by dry summer
KIVI Boise Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:02 AM PDT
Potential reductions to Snake River flows below Hells Canyon Dam could impact river users over the next two weeks.

Busy Holiday On The Way For Boaters
Boaters heading out for the Labor Day holiday will likely find busy waterways and low water levels. Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the low water will require boat .

Wildlife Commission Reminds Boaters to Be Safe This Labor Day Weekend
Beach Carolina Magazine
RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2012) —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding recreational boaters to be safe while having fun this Labor Day weekend, especially if alcohol is involved. “Labor Day weekend is always a busy time on the water,” said 

Coast Guard closes Mississippi to boat traffic
CNN (blog)
Governments, business and residents in New Orleans and the central Gulf coast rushed Tuesday to complete last-minute preparations to bear the brunt of Hurricane Isaac. The storm was expected to make landfall late Tuesday after graduating from tropical .

 sport shorts
Suburban Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:54 PM PDT
All saltwater boaters are invited to go online and map their boating routes this summer to help researchers better understand boating activity in the Northeast. The information gathered from this open online mapping program will supplement the data being collected through the 2012 Northeast Recreational Boater Survey. read more 

Outdoors: Survey offered to Oregon boaters
Herald and News
... Species Council. Aquatic invasive plants and animals negatively impact water resources that boaters use. The goal of the survey is to obtain boater input on invasive species issues, laws, actions to take, and ideas to improve invasive species ...

Police call 9-year-old boy involved in Irondequoit Bay drownings a hero
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:51 AM PDT
Brothers Chantha Nhong Sr., 28, and Keo Nhong, 29, were recovered from the water Tuesday evening. The brothers and four children were on the bay Tuesday, boating and tubing

 Hurricane season means boating safety
Fall River Herald News
If you have a boat and it's in the water, then you're well aware that hurricane season is here and Hurricane Isaac is headed for New Orleans. “If you are a boat owner, you know that preparing your boat for a hurricane is just as important as preparing ...

 Alaska Creates Boating Safety Checklist After Fatalities
The Alaska Office of Boating Safety has created a check list that includes key safety messages addressing the highest risks to boaters in Alaska. In 2012 the state has seen thirteen boating fatalities. Five of those deaths involved rental boats and ...


High school administrator dies in Cherry Creek Reservoir boat accident
Fox 31
DENVER — After a three-day search for a boater who went missing at Cherry Creek Reservoir on Saturday, crews were able to pull a body from the water shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. The victim is Todd Vogel, assistant principal at Chaparral High School 

 Police identify 2 missing boaters recovered from Carlyle Lake
KMOV St. Louis Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:06 AM PDT
CLINTON COUNTY, Ill. (  Authorities have identified two men whose bodies were recovered from Carlyle Lake this week. The men were identified as 31-year-old Michael Septeowski, of Troy, Illinois, and 35-year-old Corey Gruenenfelder of Highland, Illinois. Recovery efforts on the Illinois lake started early Sunday morning after the men went missing following an apparent boating accident ..

  Search continues for missing Gairloch tragedy dad
The Inverness Courier Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:10 AM PDT
POLICE and coastguards are searching for a third day for missing Beauly man Ewen Beaton, who disappeared following the tragic boating incident which claimed the lives of his two young sons and a young girl. 

 Body of boater recovered in Kansas lake
Hutchinson News Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:05 PM PDT
CAWKER CITY - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a missing boater from a lake in north-central ...

 Body of missing boater found
Channel 8 San Diego Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:57 PM PDT
A 51-year-old man who disappeared after he jumped from a boat in the El Capitan Reservoir over the weekend was found dead Tuesday, sheriff's officials said. 

Miami boating death case goes to trial
Miami boating death case goes to trial. By DAVID OVALLE The Miami Herald. Eulices Barrios was charged with manslaughter, after the drunk passenger he tossed off his boat was later killed by another boat's propellers. Get Adobe Flash player. Loading.

  Boating and Water Related Deaths Continue in Illinois and Missouri
Legal Examiner
This past weekend, two boaters on Carlyle Lake (a Southern Illinois lake) went missing and are presumed drowned according to CBS St. Louis. Authorities searched for the two boaters this weekend and halted the search due to conditions (lack of daylight).


Officials: Missing boater is NJ police officer
Asbury Park Press Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:06 PM PDT
WILDWOOD â The Coast Guard is searching for a decorated southern New Jersey police officer whose boat was discovered unmanned off the coast of Wildwood. 

Search for Missing Man Continues
FOX 40 Binghamton Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:57 PM PDT
The search continued today for the father and boater missing in Cayuga Lake. Sunday morning Daniel Dymock's boat was found in the lake. His 9-year-old son who was wearing a life preserver was discovered nearby. The search is scheduled to continue Tuesday.  

Coast Guard searches Gulf for missing man
WXVT 15 Greenville Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:09 AM PDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida-Alabama state line for a man who failed to return home from a water-scooter trip as then Tropical Storm Isaac was approaching the coast. 

Man cleared in boating death
Queens Chronicle
The Nassau County District Attorney's Office has dropped the single charge brought against the man who was arrested on Aug. 9 following the death of a Ridgewood resident in a boating accident. Janusz Sowa had the charge of operating a vessel under the ...

 Search on for 2 missing from boat in western NY
Wall Street Journal
Authorities say the men in their 20s or 30s were with four children when they either jumped or fell in the water from a boat and weren't seen again. One of the children — a 9-year-old — called 911 at about 2 p.m., touching off the search by divers 

Boating Accident:

 Woman hospitalized after jet ski accident
WTAP Parkersburg Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:59 AM PDT
Belpre woman in fair condition at Ruby Memorial 

 Wausau Woman Cited for OWI Following Jet Ski Crash
WSAW Wausau Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:57 AM PDT
A Wausau woman has been cited for first offense of operating a watercraft while intoxicated after she lost control of a jet ski over the weekend. 

 Yacht hit rocks
Isle of Wight County Press Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:35 AM PDT
A LIFEBOAT was called to assist a yacht that struck underwater rocks off the Isle of Wight yesterday morning (Monday)

 911 call released in boating accident
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A witness to a boat collision told police a boat operated by a lawmaker was "flying" at "what seemed like full throttle" before a collision that injured seven people. The 911 recording of a call made by a witness to last week's ...

Tourists saved after boat sinks off Thai island
The Associated Press
By THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press – 1 minute ago. BANGKOK (AP) — A speed boat carrying dozens of foreign tourists near Thailand's popular resort island of Koh Phi Phi sank in abnormally rough seas, police and witnesses said. All 41 people ...

 Kayaker offering reward after hit & run
FOX Providence Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:03 PM PDT
A Bristol man is offering a reward, after he says a hit and run boater knocked he and a friend off their kayak. 

 Children saved in jet ski drama
BBC News Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:14 PM PDT
Four children are taken to hospital suffering from suspected hypothermia after their jet ski sank off the Anglesey coast. 

 Sailboat capsizes on Sebago Lake
Press Herald
Libby said Standish, Raymond and the Portland Water District all sent boats to the scene around 4 p.m. after receiving reports that a sailboat had capsized between Standish, the Two Mile Limit and Frye Island. Libby said the operator of another ...

 Family rescued from houseboat
WXVT 15 Greenville Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:10 AM PDT
PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say a man, his wife, a 6-month-old baby, and a dog were rescued by emergency personnel from a houseboat in Pearlington. 

 Single Person Boating Accident in Charlevoix County
9&10 News Cadillac Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:11 AM PDT
Charlevoix County Deputies and the Coast Guard spent several hours this morning searching for the victim of a boating accident. The Coast Guard began searching Oyster Bay, Lake Charlevoix around 1:30

Monday, August 27, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Coast Guard urges community to take early action for Isaac
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:55 AM PDT
The Coast Guard is asking people to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac and take early action

Boating News:

 Loud, smelly sea lions overrun Oceanside Harbor
CBS 47 Fresno Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:41 PM PDT
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) â Sea lions have taken up residence in Oceanside Harbor and boaters are complaining that their new neighbors are smelly, loud and obnoxious. Harbor officials tell the North County Times that sea lions are a recurring problem in the area and this year they're back in large numbers, climbing on boats and leaving a trail of slime and manure. One boater tells the newspaper the ..

Boat speed on Pawcatuck R. seen eroding wetlands
The Westerly Sun reports ( that Michael Grzyinski, an environmental analyst at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says wetlands along the shore have eroded. Some is due to rising sea levels and ...

Boating Safety Education/Classes:

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Mon, 27 Aug 2012 06:47 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers.

Boating Safety News:

Former Taunton student is a yachting hero
This is The West Country
A SELFLESS former Taunton School student has been praised for pulling out of a major yacht race to help with a sea rescue. Midshipman Edward Pearson was two hours into the race off the Isle of Wight when he and his colleague, Sub Lieut Richard Burns, ...

  City lifeguards have new tool to help save lives in Windward Oahu
KHON 2 Honolulu Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:07 AM PDT
A jet ski stationed at Kailua Beach can now quickly reach anyone caught in an ocean emergency or in need of a rescue. 

Website provides bar-crossing info
Bellingham Herald
NOAA website: 3 Washington crossings online. Staff report. The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Weather Service have developed a website to provide coastal boaters with weather and Coast Guard observations to evaluate bar restrictions and conditions.

Summer Boating Season Brings In Fewer Citations
Now, the boating season is not over quite yet, and Labor Day being less than a week away, the DNR wants to urge boaters to use caution They say this coming weekend is one of the busiest of the year. It is also one of the last times people enjoy their ...

 States preaching boating safety in advance of Labor Day weekend
Rome News Tribune
Among the keys to a safe boating trip are leave the alcohol at home, wear life vests, do not overload the boat, use navigation lights at ALL times after dark and hold speed down. Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. Share This Article ...

 Staying safe on the lake during Labor Day
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Mon, 27 Aug 2012 09:13 AM PDT
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has recorded 700 boating accidents in the past 5 years Labor Day weekend usually brings a heavy crowd to the lakes so the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to warn people to be extra careful when boating.

Boating Fatalities:

Sea Claims RâWood Boater
Times Newsweekly Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:22 AM PDT
by Robert Pozarycki An afternoon boat ride off the Long Island read more

 UPDATE: Body pulled from Oshawa harbour
Oshawa This Week Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:29 AM PDT
DURHAM -- Durham police pulled a body from Lake Ontario on Saturday afternoon, weeks after a young man went missing after his canoe capsized near the Ajax-Whitby border. A passing boater..


 Person missing on lake in Sheboygan Co
They received a call from a boater just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday, that someone on the boat with them -- who had gone into the water -- had not been heard from since. At the time of the call, the boater said the person had not been heard from in more ...

 Two men feared drowned in boating accident on Carlyle Lake
KMOV St. Louis Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:36 AM PDT
Clinton County, Illinois ( â Recovery efforts are underway on Carlyle Lake in Illinois after two men went missing late Saturday in an apparent boating accident. Investigators tell News 4 one of the missing men is from Highland, Illinois and the other from Missouri. Authorities say three men were in a boat on the east side of the lake near the Boulder access area around 10 p.m. when one ..

 Search Resumes For Missing Boater At Reservoir
KMGH Denver
DENVER -- Searchers were back on the water at Cherry Creek Reservoir Monday morning, looking for a boater who disappeared on Saturday while trying to free an anchor near the south end of Cherry Creek Reservoir. "The longer the search drags out the ...

 Search continues for missing man on Cayuga Lake Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:25 AM PDT
Authorities have resumed their search of Cayuga Lake for a central New York man presumed to have drowned while boating with his 9-year-old son.

Drunken Boating:

Alleged Drunk Boater Crashes, Martinek Scores for Giants, Hopatcong H.S. ...
Drunk Boater Crashed Into Vessel, Police Say. A drunk man crashed his boat into another vessel in the River Styx cove area of Lake Hopatcong near Pavinci Italian Grill night, according to Hopatcong police.

Illinois man arrested for drunken boating with 5 passengers on board in Van Buren County
The Kalamazoo Gazette Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:34 AM PDT
The 53-year-old was operating the boat under the influence of alcohol with five passengers on board on Gravel Lake in Porter Township.

 First-Ever Suffolk County Boatersâ Sobriety Checkpoint Leads To Two Arrests
CBS New York Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:03 AM PDT
Suffolk County police held their first-ever Boating While Intoxicated sobriety checkpoint, leading to the arrests of two people. The checkpoint, conducted by the Marine Bureau and Highway Patrol Bureau, was near Sandspit Marina in Patchogue. 

Another Illinois boater spends the weekend in the Van Buren County slammer
VAN BUREN COUNTY (WKZO) -- Another boater from Illinois spent the weekend in the Van Buren County Jail after he was caught operating while intoxicated. The marine patrol deployed on Gravel Lake in Porter Township Saturday night, and boarded a

Wausau Woman Cited for OWI Following Jet Ski Crash
WSAW Wausau Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:57 AM PDT
A Wausau woman has been cited for first offense of operating a watercraft while intoxicated after she lost control of a jet ski over the weekend. 

 Man faces boating charges on NY's Long Island
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — A 35-year-old Riverhead man stopped by the Coast Guard for allegedly operating his boat erratically will be arraigned on a charge of boating while intoxicated. Riverhead police say the Coast Guard requested their

Boating Accidents:

Boat engine explodes Friday night in Wolfeboro
New Hampshire Union Leader Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:25 PM PDT
A boater escaped without injury when his boat?s engine exploded Friday evening, according to a New Hampshire Marine Patrol release. 

 Coast Guard rescues teen kayakers on Lake Ontario Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:33 AM PDT
The Canadian Coast Guard has rescued two teenage kayakers who were reported missing on Lake Ontario. 

 Two injured in Manistee boat accident
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Sat, 25 Aug 2012 20:30 PM PDT
MANISTEE, Mich (WZZM) - Two people are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning boating accident near Manistee. Investigators say the boat operator failed to navigate past the pier head crashing into the south pier shortly before six Saturday morning. 

4 people rescued when boat runs into rocks
Sacramento Bee
The Monterey County Herald reports ( the U.S. Coast Guard and the Monterey Fire Department responded to the Pacific Grove area around 6 a.m. Saturday after getting a call that the 24-foot boat ran into the rocks when its GPS failed.

2 men safe after sailboat sinks quickly off Kaimana Beach
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Leilani Shaw said the men were not seen again by club members or employees until today, when the pair took the rowboat that they left on the beach back to the sailboat and boarded it. “This whole thing is so fishy,” Shaw said. “It's like floating fine

 Drifting Sailboat in Key West Rescued by Crew
NBC 6 Miami
A sailboat of at least 45-feet came loose from its moorings off Key West and began drifting at least half a mile south when people in Mallory Square spotted it Sunday. Drifting Sailboat in Key West Rescued... Tweet. Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close

 Houseboat sinks after crash
Northern Star Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:22 AM PDT
A HOUSEBOAT has sunk in the Richmond River near the trawler harbour at Ballina. 

 Watercraft explodes in N.H. lake, 2 thrown overboard
WCVB Boston Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:04 AM PDT
The New Hampshire Marine Patrol is trying to find out what caused a personal watercraft explosion on a lake in Rindge. 

 Boats sink on Detroit Lake
On Sunday, a deputy in the office's marine boat found an unattended boat submerged near a dock. Witness said the 16-foot boat had been tied to rocks near the boat ramp for several days when wakes from passing boats apparently sunk it. A few hours later

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education/Classes

Boat safety course offered in Millville
Daily Journal Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:18 AM PDT
MILLVILLE â U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 34 will offer a state-approved boating safety course from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Cumberland Methodist Church, 5218 Route 49. 

Boating Safety News:

Satellite technology increases chances of survival at sea
"EPIRBs and PLBs send out signals to rescuers that basically say, 'Help!, here is where I'm at, and here is a signal to hone in on,' " said Wahler, an avid boater and angler who lives in Palm City. "What happened to those men was what the Coast Guard ...

The risks of drunken boating
Baltimore Sun
Over the years, we have often disagreed with Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. on numerous matters of law and social justice. But it gives us no satisfaction to learn of the Anne Arundel Republican's involvement in a horrific boating accident Wednesday on the ...

Police: Maryland lawmaker involved in accident did not have boater safety certificate
Washington Post Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:08 PM PDT
The Maryland lawmaker who said he was drinking alcohol while piloting a speed boat that collided with a vessel full of children, injuring four of them , did not have a recommended boater safety certificate , police said. Read full article >>

  GOP leadership comment on lawmaker's accident
WTOP Radio Washington, DC Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:54 AM PDT
Maryland's House Republican leaders say they are troubled by the boating accident involving Delegate Don Dwyer, who has admitted he had been drinking before a collision that hospitalized six people, including the delegate. 

 Drunken boating
Eastern Shore News Sat, 25 Aug 2012 03:32 AM PDT
Resignation would appear the next and proper step for Delegate Don Dwyer, an Anne Arundel lawmaker who admitted Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol prior to a Magothy River boating accident that injured six people, including himsel

Boating safety video aims to save lives
The long Labor Day weekend is coming when boating is fun for the whole family, providing a great way to cool off while exploring lakes, reservoirs and rivers. To help boaters stay safe, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has created a boating safety video ...

Boating column: Now is a good time for maintenance
Now is the time to perform some maintenance on your boat. Check your oil level in engine (s) and change if you have more than 50 hours of use. Check all your other oil and fluid levels and refill as needed. If your zincs are more than ½ gone replace ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary names new national chief
Pacific Daily News Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:10 AM PDT
The Coast Guard Auxiliary has elected a new national commodore, according to a statement from the Coast Guard

 Boating and water safety during Isaac
NBC 2 Fort Myers Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:55 AM PDT
Hurricanes and tropical storms have the potential to damage boats even if the area is not directly hit by the storm.  High winds and seas can exist up to 150 miles from the eye of a storm.  Early preparation is the key to survivability of your vessel. 

 Booze Cruise Often Leads to Accidents on the Water
WBOC Salisbury Sat, 25 Aug 2012 01:43 AM PDT
Recreational boating and alcohol often go hand-in-hand, and the state of Maryland is no exception.

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 Bill proposes fee on boat owners to fight invasive mussels
Ventura County Star
Quagga and zebra mussels, which can easily move downstream and infiltrate freshwater bodies by latching onto recreational boats, have been known to clog pipes and irrigation canals. They have infiltrated 25 bodies of fresh water in Southern California.

 Boat manufacturers to meet in Lake Norman
Charlotte Observer
Capitalizing on the high-powered politicians and others who will descend on the Charlotte area during the Democratic National Convention, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will meet in Lake Norman next week to raise awareness about how ...

Dana Point boaters prepare new appeals of county dock tax
Dana Point News Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:08 AM PDT
A group of 40 boaters met Thursday night at the Dana Point Yacht Club to discuss the confusing process of appealing their property valuations and "possessory interest" taxes they pay for using boat slips at the Orange County-owned Dana Point Harbor.

Boating Fatalities:

No contest plea in fatal jet ski case
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:38 PM PDT
A Queensland man charged over a fatal jet ski accident in Hawaii has pleaded 'no contest' in court this morning. 

 Australian man pleads no contest to negligent homicide charge
KITV Honolulu Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:55 PM PDT
A 20-year-old man from Australia pleaded no contest Thursday to third-degree negligent homicide in connection with the watercraft death of a 16-year-old California girl. Kristen Fonseca of Vacaville, Calif. was in a watercraft collision with Tyson Dagley on Aug. 5 at Keehi Lagoon. Fonseca's family is suing Dagley and Aloha Jet Ski Tours, which rented the watercraft. Investigators say Dagley was ..

 Boater charged in fatal crash
Daily Comet
Jordy Duet, 26, 117 W. 120th St., Cut Off, is accused of falsely telling investigators that Dustin Thomassie, 22, was driving the boat that crashed, resulting in Thomassie's drowning death, said Cheryl Thomassie, Dustin's mother. Duet later admitted he .

Boating Accidents:

Lawsuit claims man shocked by leased sailboat
Chicago Tribune
A Buffalo Grove man is suing Belmont Harbor-based Chicago Sailing after he said he suffered a bad electrical shock while attempting to dock and plug in a leased sailboat's power-charging system. Pavel Zeldin filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court ...

Coconut's luck uncracked
That was one of the morals Wednesday after a 33-foot sailboat from Seattle ran aground on the Shelter Point reef Tuesday night. Thanks to the efforts of people living nearby, the Coast Guard and Mother Nature, boat and skipper were still in one piece ...

 Fire damages three boats, pier in Edgewater
Baltimore Sun
A fire at the South River Marina in Edgewater damaged three boats and a pier early Thursday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the marina in the 1000 block of Turkey Point Road for reports of a fire .

 Witness said $90000 boat went up in flames in 15 minutes
Wisconsin State Journal
A witness to a ski boat blaze on Lake Mendota Friday morning said the craft was fully engulfed in flames in about 15 minutes, as the four occupants jumped off and were rescued by a fishing boat. The $90,000 ski boat was a total loss. Vicki Swedish told .

 Coast Guard rescues Connecticut boater
The Norwich Bulletin Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:29 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says a man was rescued from his boat off East Haven after he reported suffering chest pains.

 Wick lifeboat takes stranded yacht under tow
John O'Groat Journal Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:27 AM PDT
WICK lifeboat was called to help a stranded yacht on Thursday night. The 10-metre vessel encountered engine problems 12.5 miles east of the North Head and a lack of wind left it unable to move. 

 Boat capsizes in waters off Point Pinos
KSBW Salinas Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:09 AM PDT
An early morning boating accident off Point Pinos left passengers scrambling to make it to shore. Pacific Grove police said that about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews rescued several people after their boat hit some rocks, capsized and was washed ashore. All but one person was accounted for shortly after the boat capsized. A rescue swimmer headed out to find the remaining person around 7 a.m ...

 Two injured in Manistee boat caccident
MANISTEE, Mich (WZZM) - Two people are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning boating accident near Manistee. Investigators say the boat operator failed to navigate past the pier head crashing into the south pier shortly before six ..

 Two men rescued from sinking boat in Manasquan Inlet
Asbury Park Press
Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Courtney of Coast Guard Station Manasquan said a 25-foot patrol boat from the station met up with the boat where the two men, ages 28 and 30, had taken refuge and brought them to the Manasquan Station. Courtney said that ...