Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, August 3, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boater Education/Classes:

 Sheriff's Office to offer another boater safety course
The Auburn Citizen Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:46 PM PDT
This summer, the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office is looking to arm boaters with the information needed to sail
safely. 

Boating News:

 Boat screening at three Northern Nevada reservoirs won't start in earnest until 2013
Reno Gazette-Journal Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:59 PM PDT
Watercraft decal program $10 to buy stickers for Nevada motorboats. $5 for Nevada paddle craft. $20 for out-of-state motorboats. $10 for out-of-state paddle craft. 


RI plan aimed at improving boating facilities
Boston.com
The grants will provide a 75 percent reimbursable match up to $1.5 million for the development or renovation of mooring buoys, piers, docks and other boating infrastructure. Veronica Masson, a federal aid coordinator for the DEM, told Rhode Island Public ...


Boating Safety:

 Answers to Questions About Boating, Part II
New York Times Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:41 AM PDT
Roland Lewis, the president and chief executive of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, answers City Room readers' questions about boating in New York waterways. 


 Beaver Lake quarantine lifted
Whitefish Pilot Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:43 AM PDT
State officials have lifted a temporary watercraft closure of Beaver Lake. The lake was closed to boats last month while crews attempted to remove and manage a patch of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive plant species discovered in the lake last year. 


 Find out about New Jersey's #boating laws on new website
Allentown Morning Call (blog)
Boaters will find it easier than ever to help protect New Jersey's environment and natural resources by using NJBoating.org to find a pumpout facility whenever they venture out for a day of fishing or pleasure boating in the Garden State,'' said Dave Chanda, ...

 State Parks reminds boaters to be safe at Seattle Seafair
Mercer Island Reporter
The U.S. Coast Guard's 2011 recreational boating statistics showed a total of 758 boating fatalities, the highest on record since 1998. Alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in these fatal accidents and was the primary contributing factor in 19 percent ...

 Tragedy draws call for strict boating laws
liherald.com
It takes a tragedy to prompt change, said Alan Alterman of East Meadow, and the Oyster Bay boat accident on July Fourth is focusing political and public interest on boating safety laws. The Kandi Won, a 34-foot cabin cruiser, capsized in the waters of Cove ..

Wallace Lake in Berea temporarily closed to fishing, boating
Plain Dealer
BEREA -- Wallace Lake in the Cleveland Metroparks' Mill Stream Run Reservation is closed temporarily to fishing and boating. Swimming continues at the lake. According to the Metroparks, a "very aggressive" non-native plant last summer was found in .

  Drought Isn't Drying Up Siouxland Boating Industry
KMEG 14
Compare that to the height of the river during last year's flood, more than 35 ft. deep, and that's not good for the boating business. "Last year we sold 16 new boats total because all the waterways were shut down," said Simoni. Water levels are back up, the .

 Promote your life jacket loaner site through BoatUS Foundation's interactive map
Boating Industry
The BoatUS Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating. The Foundation's goal is to be the leader in boating safety and environmental education and outreach, with the purpose ...


Fatalities:

Ill-fated Newport yacht race sailors had no alcohol in systems
Los Angeles Times
The bodies of the four sailors aboard the yacht Aegean who were killed during the annual Newport to Ensenada race tested negative for alcohol, but one had marijuana in his system, according to toxicology reports. The report from the San Diego County ...

 Deters: Boater is a killer and a coward
Cincinnati.com
Filed Under. News · Crime & Courts · Joe Deters. As Jeffrey Foster and Jennifer Holwadel sat in their boat June 9 waiting to take it out of the water near Riverside Park, another boat sped at them and ran over their boat, killing Foster and injuring Holwadel.

 Cincinnati man charged in boater's death on Ohio River after 1 boat runs over ...
The Republic
CINCINNATI — A man has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a boater on the Ohio River near Cincinnati. Hamilton County's prosecutor says 53-year-old Glenn Riegelsberger of Cincinnati was indicted Wednesday in the death ..

 Search on for missing Newport boater
Coastline Pilot
The Coast Guard had two helicopters and a boat combing the area, while the Sheriff's Department was using a boat to conduct the search for missing boater Andrew Szaz. Szaz left his home about noon Tuesday and went to Dana Point Harbor where his

Missing Man's Boat Runs Aground
Laguna Beach Independent
No evidence of foul play was discovered on board the boat, whose mast and mainsail were damaged, said Amormino, who could not say if the mast broke from running aground or an earlier mishap. The boat's running lights were on and its motor operable, ...



Man dies in Black Lake boating accident
CBC Saskatchewan Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:34 AM PDT
A 42-year-old man is dead after drowning in a boating accident in the community of Black Lake. 


Boat flips in bay, two rescued and one lost
Seward Phoenix Log
Two men were rescued from Resurrection Bay after their vessel flipped over Friday night about a quarter mile offshore at Fourth of July Beach. A third man who was with them was lost and is presumed drowned following a lengthy search Friday night and ...



Man indicted in deadly Lake Lanier boating crash
CBS 46 News Atlanta Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:54 AM PDT
Hall County authorities have indicted a 44-year-old boat driver who was involved in a double fatal crash on Lake Lanier. 


Man charged in fatal boating accident in Union
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:08 AM PDT
State environmental police have charged a Middletown man with manslaughter and boating under the influence for an accident on Mashapaug Lake in Union that killed another man.  


 Idaho Falls woman dies in Snake River boating accident
KBOI-TV Boise Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:03 AM PDT
Bonneville County Sheriff Paul Wilde says Lisa Ann Keating and her husband were boating at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when they got into a channel where a tree was blocking their path. The boat hit the tree and capsized, throwing both into the water.


Boating Accidents:

 Jet Ski explosion leaves one injured
WDAY 6 Fargo Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:26 PM PDT
WEST MCDONALD LAKE, Minn (WDAY TV) - One person was injured when a jet ski exploded on West McDonald Lake.


 Judge: Salem man is 'lucky he didn't hurt anyone'
The Salem News
SALEM — The Salem boater charged with drunkenly careening his motorboat onto a shoal in the waters off Salem on Tuesday afternoon was ordered held without bail yesterday by a judge who called Bradford Billings Smith's behavior “outrageous

 Volunteers free grounded sailboat
ABC Action News
'Promise' is the sailboat grounded since Tropical Storm Debby blew through. The boat's owner, John Burki also lived on the boat. He is known as Captain Jay and wasn't at the beach to see all the help. He's in the hospital recovering from an assault that left

 VIDEO: Dinghy boy rescues yacht sailors
BBC News Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:13 PM PDT
A 10-year-old boy is hailed a hero after rescuing a couple whose boat capsized in the sea off Devon. 


 3 kids, 2 adults rescued from capsized boat in Gulf
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Two adults, a 7-year-old boy and two 13-year-old girls were rescued from the boat that had taken on water Thursday morning. The call came in at 9:07 a.m. to the U.S. Coast Guard Corpus Christi sector from the Corpus police saying the captain of the 21-foot .


 Man Suffers Possible Heart Attack While On Jet Ski
FOX 17 Grand Rapids Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:56 AM PDT
A man is in the hospital after apparently suffering a heart attack while on a personal watercraft on Sand Lake Thursday night. 


 4 rescued from sailboat on NY's Niagara River
Wall Street Journal
Police tell The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/QyD9JQ ) that members of the city police department's water rescue team were already on duty at the waterfront for a Thursday night concert when the 27-foot sailboat struck a shoal near the Peace Bridge. The crew of ...


 Kids unhurt after boat capsizes in Whitefish Lake
KPAX-TV
WHITEFISH- Two children are safe after their sailboat capsized in the middle of Whitefish Lake just before 8 p.m. on Thursday. A bystander on shore reported strong winds blew the boat over, but the kids' father was watching and when he saw what happened, ...


 One Person Injured in Collision on Central Iowa Lake
KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids Fri, 03 Aug 2012 10:12 AM PDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â Authorities say one person has been hospitalized after two personal watercraft collided on Saylorville Lake. Polk County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Blaylock says the accident occurred before 5 p.m. Thursday near the bridge in the middle of the lake.

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