Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, August 13, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating News Item of the day

Call for probe in jet ski security breach at New York's Kennedy airport
Fox News Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:23 AM PDT
The outraged head of the Port Authority police union Sunday demanded an investigation into how a swamped jet skier was able to breach Kennedy Airportâs troubled $100 million security system. 



Boating Safety Education/Classes

 Boating: Which hull type is right for you?
The News-Press
To improve your boating skills, take the Boat Smart and Chart Smart course offered by the Cape Coral Power Squadron. Call 549-9754 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday. They are located at 907 S.E. 47th Terrace. Capt. Wayne Church and his ...


 Boating safety test set in North Platte
North Platte Bulletin Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:43 AM PDT
The final boating safety exam of the season for west central Nebraska will be held at the Nebraska Game and Parks Office in North Platte on Aug. 29, according to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.


Boating Safety News:

 Questions linger on capacity limits in NY capsize
WAAY-TV Huntsville Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:39 AM PDT
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) â The parents of one of three children who died in a July 4th boating accident in the waters off New York's Long Island are among those calling for improved safety standards


Opinion: Boater Safety Law Needed
Patch.com
The following letter about boating safety is from businessman Steve Rossetti. As a life-long resident of Long Island and life-long boater, I have spent countless hours enjoying our beautiful waters with my friends and family. Our world-class beaches ...


 Opting-in to wearing a PFD dramatically improves safety on the water
Dearborn Press & Guide Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:44 AM PDT
Michigan is blessed with outstanding water resources, and where you have water, you have boats. Unfortunately, where you have boats, you also have boating accidents. But just a few common-sense precautions could make boating much safer in Michigan. 


 Hennepin County arrests 55 for drunken boating this year
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:55 PM PDT
The Hennepin County Water Patrol on Lake Minnetonka in 2009. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office water patrol has arrested 55 people so far this year for boating while intoxicated. That's down from the 68 in 2011 but up from the 53 in 2010. 


 Volunteers mark 40 years of keeping SD waters safe
Sioux City Journal
The last program the auxiliary is involved in is presenting a six-hour boating skills course every spring at All Seasons Power Sports for certification of all Nebraska boaters between the ages of 14-27. Anyone can take this boating course and, in order ..


 Boat safely: Rivers hold unexpected dangers for Alaskans
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Raging whitewater canyons, such as the Nenana River on the east side of Denali National Park & Preserve, have their obvious dangers that discourage most boaters. The canoeists died last week on the upper stretch of Eagle River, near Anchorage.


 Missing boater found on land
WISC-TV Madison Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:40 AM PDT
A missing boater who triggered a search on Lake Michigan off Racine County's Wind Point has been found safe on land. The Racine County Sheriff's Department said the man was spotted by a member of the media shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard and sheriff's department launched a search for the man after another person in the fishing boat told authorities he swam to shore after a 


Cane River Lake closed to boating traffic
KTBS Shreveport Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:21 AM PDT
Cane River Lake is closed to boating traffic until further notice. The decision was made due to low water levels.


NJ launches website to help boaters
phillyBurbs.com
NJBoating.org can link them to much information about the location and availability of public ramps, best boating practices, state fishing regulations and — most important for the health of the state's waterways — where they can find sewage pump-out .
 

Fatalities:

Aussie charged over jet ski death
News.com.au Travel Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:00 AM PDT
AN AUSTRALIAN man has been charged over the death of a 16-year-old girl in a jet-ski incident in Hawaii.  


 Police arrest girlfriend of tourist booked in jet ski death
Hawaii News Now Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:47 PM PDT
The girlfriend of an Australian tourist accused of negligently killing a teen on a jet ski is now also in trouble with the law. 


Boater Killed In Powerboat Crash
wmbb
One person is dead, and three others injured, after a boating accident in Choctawhatchee Bay off Destin. According to Stan Kirkland of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the accident happened at about 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Crab Island.


Man dies after boat accident in NW Montana
ABC Montana Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:06 AM PDT
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) â Authorities say a man was found floating face down on the North Fork after a boating accident on the northwestern Montana river. 


 Man found dead in Lewisville Lake after accident
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:06 PM PDT
LEWISVILLE LAKE  Dive teams returned to Lewisville Lake Sunday morning and found the body of a 50-year-old man who disappeared on Saturday. Michael Fowler of Corinth went missing as he was being towed on an inner tube behind a personal watercraft near the Westlake Park party cove. Using sonar equipment, the Lewisville Fire Department dive rescue unit found Fowler's body around 9:30 a.m. At ... 


 Police: Teen dies in Miss. shrimp boat accident
Sacramento Bee
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was killed after getting stuck in a winch on a shrimping vessel off the Mississippi coast. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Brenda Doris tells WLOX-TV that it happened Saturday about 9 p.m., just ...


 Man dead in Salem tubing, jet ski mishap
KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:05 AM PDT
SALEM -- A man died Sunday after he was pulled into rocks on the Willamette River on an innertube towed by a jet ski driven by his brother. Rescue crews were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to Wallace Marine Park in West Salem, according to the Polk County sheriff's office. Enrique Salinas, 38, of Salem, died at the scene, police said. He was at the park for a family outing. The brother was not cited .


 Dog injured in southern Michigan boating crash dies
22 WSBT South Bend Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:17 AM PDT
CLARENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP)  A 2-year-old dog that was injured when the paddle boat on which she was riding was struck by a speedboat at a southern Michigan lake has died. 


Ramsey woman falls from personal watercraft, drowns
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:04 PM PDT
A 21-year-old Twin Cities woman suffered a medical problem while riding a personal watercraft and drowned in a western Wisconsin lake, authorities said Monday. 



Boating Accidents:

Yacht blaze in Auckland
Stuff.co.nz
A blaze which engulfed a yacht at an Auckland boat builder's yard has finally been brought under control by fire-fighters. The fire, which took place at McMullen and Wing yacht and boatbuilding in Mt Wellington, broke out at about 1am this morning ..


Boat explodes in Decatur with 8 people on board, 1 injured
WSFA
Eight people were on board a boat when it exploded Sunday afternoon. It happened at the Decatur Boat Harbor around 11 a.m. Some of the passengers were thrown into the water when the boat exploded. DecaturMore >>. Eight people were on board a boat ...


Fuel leak likely cause of boat explosion in Decatur
WAAY
"They had finished re-fueling and during the process of trying to get the boat started, they had one engine running," said Lt. Danny Engle, Decatur Fire Dept. "When they were trying to get the other engine to start, that's when the fire and explosion ...
 

Coast Guard rescues 7 people after boat sinks
Hawaii News Now Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:17 AM PDT
The Coast Guard performed an early-morning search and rescue after a boat in waters between Kauai and Oahu began to sink. 


 Powerboat capsizes near Crab Island; Driver swims to safety
The Destin Log Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:08 AM PDT
DESTIN  A powerboat capsized near Crab Island Sunday afternoon, making it the second powerboat wreck in as many days in that area. The one man who was on board was able to swim to safety and was picked up by nearby boaters, said Petty Officer Corey Walters with the U.S. Coast Guard


 Levittown Man Charged With Boating While Intoxicated
CBS New York Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:35 AM PDT
Thomas Heslin was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday in Freeport after officers saw him operating a 2000 Donzi without navigation lights in the Woodcleft Canal, police said. 


 Troopers say Wasilla men arrested for boating DUIs
Sacramento Bee
Alaska State Troopers say 57-year-old Larry C. Cole and 49-year-old Sean D. Bradley were taken into custody after troopers were notified Saturday evening about a disturbance on the Little Susitna River involving several boaters and a property owner.

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