Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education/Classes:  

Museum partners with club for boating seminars
Jacksonville Daily News
Fort Macon Sail & Power Squadron is partnering with the N.C. Maritime Museum to offer a series of six free boating seminars. The seminars will be held in September and October on Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maritime Museum, ..

Boating Safety News:

River Rats lighthouse to memorialize boating victims
The Hawk Eye Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:25 PM PDT
This is a good story with a bad beginning. In the dark early hours of last May 19, two john boats collided on the Mississippi River while shuttling people from an island party to the Iowa shore. Eleven young adults, kids really, went into the dark water. Only seven were rescued

Boating safety still important as summer dwindles
WVLT-TV Knoxville Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:18 PM PDT
Two drownings on Douglas Lake this weekend reminded people in East Tennessee the importance of life vests and lake safety.

A boater will not be penalized, this time
(ORCAS ISLAND)— The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a boater who was caught by the Coast Guard too close to Puget Sound killer whales last week near Orcas Island won't be penalized, but next summer violators could be fined ...

 Coast Guard presentation on beach, boating safety set for Thursday
Muskegon Chronicle -
Beach safety, passenger vessels, pollution reporting, maritime security requirements, recreational boating safety and commercial vessel regulations are expected to be the featured topics. The free meeting is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the ...

 Low Mississippi River creates 97-boat jam
CBS News
Tippets says that the area is currently being surveyed for dredging and that a Coast Guard boat is currently replacing eight navigation markers. He says 40 northbound vessels and 57 southbound vessels are currently stranded and waiting for passage.

 Drinking while boating demands attention
Wilmette Life
It's time we all grew up and realized that drinking and boating don't mix. It's time society takes as hard a stance on drinking on the water as it does with drinking and driving. Need proof? Just take a good, hard look at what happened to 10-year-old 

 2 drown in Hampton Ponds in Mass. while boating
(AP) — Two people have drowned in Hampton Ponds while out boating. State police say a 64-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman died Monday evening after their small dog jumped into the water. The man jumped into the pond to retrieve the dog but ..

Schumer wants review of border incident
Niagara Gazette
“The Canadian Border Services Agency should immediately clarify their maritime border policies for New York boaters so that incidents like the recent boat seizure in Port Dahlousie don't happen again,” Schumer said. "I believe that this case must ...

  Sand filling up the Matanzas Inlet, affecting local business
First Coast News
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The Matanzas Inlet is getting narrower. It's not just affecting boaters. It's also affecting the people who make a living in the boating and fishing industry. Boating is business for Karen Miles. She and her family have owned ...

Boating Fatalities:

Papillion woman dies in Jet Ski accident
KETV 7 Omaha Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:51 PM PDT
The Cass County Sheriff's office said a 19-year-old Papillion woman died after falling off the back of a Jet Ski at Beaver Lake.  

UPDATED: Missing boater found inside cabin
The body of a missing boater who was on board a 50-foot boat that sank Sunday afternoon just north of Fishers Island was found early this morning. Lt. Jeff Janaro, spokesman for Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, said the body was found around 7:30  

Boater drowns while swimming in Utah Lake
Salt Lake Tribune
The man became separated from the boat, so another boater grabbed two life jackets and swam out to the man. The men lost the life jackets in the wind and drifted even farther from the boat, Cannon said. The boaters called for help; rescuers found both .

 Iron River boy dies after lightning strikes family seeking shelter with sailboat
Duluth News Tribune
As a thunderstorm swirled, intensified and descended over the waters of Lake Superior off the end of Minnesota Point late Saturday afternoon, a sailboat with eight people aboard rushed to the relative safety of the spit's sandy shore. By: Peter Passi ...

 Ontario man dies after canoeing incident Mon, 20 Aug 2012 03:46 AM PDT
Provincial police have recovered the body of an Ontario man who'd been missing since a weekend boating accident north of Paris. 

Missing boater found in Lake Waccamaw
WWAY NewsChannel 3
"There's a lot of christmas trees or other debris that it appears have been put in the water by fisherman." Officials say that events like this highlight the need to wear a life vest while boating. "Obviously if you're going out by yourself, it's 

Berwyn, Indiana man die in Tennessee boating accident
Suburban Life Publications
Two area men were killed in a boating accident in eastern Tennessee last week, according to media reports. The bodies of James Brennan, 53, of Berwyn and John Perez, 39, of Hammond, Ind., were reportedly found on Saturday in Douglas Lake, located in ...

Fishing expedition leaves South Carolina teen dead after heavy storm sinks boat
New York Daily News
... would have celebrated his 20th birthday on Aug. 21. The group had anchored the boat to go fishing near the Pinopolis Dam, but when the storm arrived, they struggled to free the anchor, Berkeley County coroner Bill Salisbury told the local ..

Woman Dies In Boating Accident
WOWT Omaha Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:20 AM PDT
A 21-year-old Omaha-area woman died in a Saunders County boating incident Monday night, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. 

Pa. man dies in boating accident in upstate NY
Sacramento Bee
MORRISTOWN, N.Y. -- Authorities say a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man has died in a boating accident on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York. State police say Christopher Tobiasz of South Williamsport, Pa., went water skiing on his boat with family ...

Samia Yusuf Omar Dead: Somalia Track Star Drowned In Boat Accident Ahead ...
Huffington Post
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An official says one of Somalia's best female athletes drowned after the small boat she was riding in capsized off the Libyan coast during an attempted crossing to Italy for training a month ago. The deputy chairman for 

 Chivero Boat Disaster Crew Jailed, Owner Cleared
THREE crew members of the overloaded boat which capsized, killing 11 children in Lake Chivero on Christmas Day last year, were yesterday each jailed for five years for culpable homicide, while the owner was acquitted on a technicality. The driver was ..


 Agencies in Columbus County search Lake Waccamaw for missing boater
Fayetteville Observer
Agencies in Columbus County search Lake Waccamaw for missing boater. > <. Story Photo. > <. Story Photo. [+] click to enlarge. Related. By Deuce Niven Correspondent. LAKE WACCAMAW - Sonar equipped boats from three agencies were searching the

Grant County searching for missing boater in Columbia River
Northwest Cable News
SPOKANE -- Grant County rescue crews are searching the Columbia River for a man who jumped into the river and did not resurface. The Grant County Sheriff's Office received the call around 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Crews are searching near Desert Aire in the ...
Boating Accidents:

Yacht rescue operation launched
BBC News
The man reported something wrong with the yacht's fuel system, causing engine problems, and Aberdeen Coastguard said he reported being very tired. Aberdeen lifeboat was launched and was due to tow the yacht back to land during the morning.

 Tyler Bray reaches deal in Jet Ski incident
The Journal News Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:04 PM PDT
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray reached an agreement in court and avoided a guilty plea this afternoon concerning a Fourth of July boating incident. / Knoxville News Sentinel 

 Essex: Two children rescued from stuck jet ski
East Anglian Daily Times Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:48 PM PDT
A HELICOPTER crew from Wattisham Airfield were called to help two children who became stuck while on a jet ski in Brightlingsea

 Good Samaritan tows stranded boat to Lake Erie shore
A Coast Guard boat and the boater who reported the incident spotted a red flare in the air from a disabled boat located about 250 yards off shore near Madison Township Park. According to the Coast Guard officials, the three distressed boaters were ...

 Vallejoan rescued out of Benicia waters
Vallejo Times-Herald
BENICIA -- A sailboat capsized near Benicia while sailing along the Carquinez Strait on Sunday morning, throwing a Vallejo man into the water, Benicia firefighters said. At about 10:45 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the report of a capsized .

 Riverland houseboat damaged by fire
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:38 PM PDT
Fire has damaged a houseboat at Cadell in the Riverland, leaving a damage bill of about $20,000. 

 Cops: Drunk man crashes boat on Lake Hopatcong
The Star-Ledger -
Since the State Police Marine Division didn't have a boat on the lake at the time and estimated about an hour until they could respond, Hopatcong police said, officers Anthony Cirri and Paul Barta grabbed their medical bags and commandeered a civilian 

 Missing boater found safe afer 10 hour search
WJXT Jacksonville
The U.S. Coast Guard from Station Mayport ended a nearly 10 hour search for a missing boater at Atlantic Beach. The Coast Guard got in contact with Kenneth Thomas' mother around 7 a.m. on Tuesday and the mother said her son was on land and safe.

 Teen enters plea in connection to boat crash
Lincoln Journal Star Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:00 AM PDT
A 19-year-old Lincoln man has pleaded no contest to boating under the influence and minor in possession for a May collision with a sailboat at Branched Oak Lake.

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