Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boater Education/Classes:

 Texas Game Wardens advise school not out for teen boaters
Jacksonville Daily Progress Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:24 AM PDT
State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education. 


BLNR: Boater safety courses required
West Hawaii Today Tue, 31 Jul 2012 03:12 AM PDT
Power boat operators will have to pass a safety course in order to man the helm in state waters under a new rule approved Friday by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. 



Boating Safety News:

 Four drunken boating arrests on Missouri waters
Kansas City Star
The Missouri Highway Patrol and Department of Conservation arrested four people over the weekend on suspicion of drunken boating. Law enforcement officers also arrested five people on felony drug charges during the special enforcement effort on the .


 Police: 11 boating, driving while intoxicated arrests at Log Bay Day
Glens Falls Post-Star
Police reported arresting five boaters for boating while intoxicated and six drivers for driving while intoxicated during Monday's Log Bay Day festivities on Lake George. A large contingent of police and peace officers from at least five agencies was on hand to ...


 Seafair impaired boat operator emphasis begins August 3
The Enumclaw Courier-Herald Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:05 PM PDT
Washington State Patrolâs Impaired Driving Section and the Mercer Island Police Department are making preparations for boater and spectator safety during this yearâs Seafair celebration. 


Drunk boater sends out fake SOS, military sends out Hercules
MetroNews Canada
A Manitoba man is facing charges after he drunkenly sent out a fake distress call, leading to emergency personnel sending out rescue craft, including a Hercules airplane. Gimli RCMP said the man was on a boat near Winnipeg Beach Harbour Tuesday night ...


Jackson Lake closed for boating for summer season
Brush News-Tribune Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:15 AM PDT
ORCHARD, Colo. - Jackson Lake State Park Manager Brad Jackson said Friday that the lake is now closed to boating because the water level in the lake has dropped below the bottom of the boat ramp.
 

Watercraft decal program to fund aquatic invasive species program
News 4 Reno Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:00 PM PDT
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) today announced the details of the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) watercraft sticker program which will help fund efforts to prevent the spread of such...
 

Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercraft on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines. 


Drunken boating and other common law questions
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
During Seafair, State Patrol troopers usually turn suspected drunken boaters who refuse a Breathalyzer over to the Coast Guard for review at the end of the weekend. Boating under the influence suspects will be given a notice, according to the State Patrol.
  

Fatalities:

Benefit to aid family of deceased boater
Baytown Sun Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:03 PM PDT
Friends of the family of a man who died tragically earlier this month are looking to the community to help them lend support to his mother. 


Saylorville boater dies; 2 kids rescued
DesMoinesRegister.com
A man died and two children were rescued Monday after a boating accident on Saylorville Lake. Eric Scott, 40, of Urbandale and two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, were found in the water after a man sailing nearby spotted the children ...


  Boater dies in crash near Oldman Dam
Lethbridge Herald
Though all three men were injured in the crash, one was able to flag down a passing boater who called police and emergency responders, who arrived at the scene in boats borrowed from Alberta Parks and two private owners. Police believe high speed and ...


1 dead in weekend jet ski accident
WINK TV Southwest Florida Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:58 AM PDT
One man died over the weekend after his jet ski collided with another jet ski, off Keewaydin Island near Marco Island.  


 Rafter, 16, dies on North Umpqua River
KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:44 AM PDT
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) â A 16-year-old girl has drowned in a rafting accident on Oregon's North Umpqua River. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Nichole Pomeroy of Bend became trapped Sunday in debris underwater after a raft carrying seven people capsized. Everyone else who was on the raft made it to shore. Sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says the rafters wore life jackets, but Pomeroy's ...


 Missing Boater Found Dead Off Santa Cruz Coast
Patch.com
Missing Boater Found Dead Off Santa Cruz Coast. Man left Half Moon Bay last week. He was found Tuesday. By Genevieve Bookwalter; Email the author; July 31, 2012. Tweet. Email. Print. Comment. ‹ Back to Article. new Video_thumb. Embed | Share ...


 Man charged in deadly boating accident
WCPO Cincinnati Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:45 AM PDT
A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with the death of another man following a June boating accident on the Ohio River in Sedamsville.


Boating Accidents:

Border agents pull off fast lake rescue
WIVB Buffalo Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:31 PM PDT
U.S. Border Patrol agents came to the rescue after a boater suffered a head injury during a Youngstown Regatta over the weekend. 



Boater still missing
London Free Press Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:02 AM PDT
SARNIA - A 43-year-old Sarnia boater is still missing after he went overboard near the Sarnia Yacht Club Sunday afternoon. 


 Sinking Belgian yacht is towed to shore by Margate lifeboat
This is Kent
The yacht broadcast a PAN urgency broadcast which was picked up by Thames coastguard at Walton-on-Naze who alerted the RNLI lifeboat at Walton and asked coastguards at Dover to also alert the RNLI lifeboat at Margate. A guard vessel attending the ...


 USA. Coast Guard in Great Lakes region has busy weekend of boater rescues ...
BYM News (press release)
Great Lakes crews assigned to the 9th Coast Guard District had a busy weekend, in lakes Erie and Michigan specifically, and teamed with local and Canadian partner agencies to rescue and assist boaters in distress. In all, the Coast Guard rescued and ..


 Father, children, safe after NH boating accident
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. NORTHWOOD, N.H. — A father and his two young children are safe after their boat started sinking in a New Hampshire lake. The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says 41-year-old Craig Jankowski was on the 12-foot boat Monday on Pleasant ...


 Glen Burnie boating accident victims identified
WBAL-TV Baltimore Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:38 AM PDT
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said four people were involved in a boating accident in Glen Burnie. 


 Teen recovering from boating injury
Jacksonville Daily News
A teen who was injured when her legs were struck by the propellers of a boat over the weekend remains hospitalized, according to officials. David Duncan, 28, of New Bern was charged with driving while impaired and negligent boat operation following the ..


 Boy, 13, ran over by boat trailer
Oak Ridger
A Knoxville boy was flown by LifeStar air ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville Sunday evening after he was ran over by a boat trailer at an Oak Ridge park. Oak Ridge police reports said the 13-year-old boy jumped off of a ...

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