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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating safety Education/Classes

Last IDNR boating safety class for 2012
Bureau County Republican Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:21 AM PDT
The last IDNR boating safety class for 2012 will be Aug. 18 at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. If you need a boating card to operate a boat or jet ski, for insurance purposes or to take with you on vacation to another state, then you need to attend this class.  

 Classes, meetings, a festival, golf, etc.
St. Petersburg Times Sat, 04 Aug 2012 02:36 AM PDT
Times staff Friday, August 3, 2012 APOLLO BEACH Boating safety course: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 75 will offer a three-session basic boating safety course from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at Tampa Sailing Squadron in Apollo Beach. The $40 cost includes a reference manual. For more information or a reservation, call Ray Stewart at (813) 645-2130. Brandon Chalk Walk: The ..

Boating Safety:

 Precautions could make boating safer
Ile Camera Sat, 04 Aug 2012 05:09 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. 

 New forecasting tool for boaters on St. Lawrence River now online
North Country Now
As the summer boating season reaches its peak, a new forecasting tool for boaters on the St. Lawrence River has gone online. The real-time Great Lakes Observing System St. Lawrence River Boaters Forecasting tool extends Great Lakes global observing ...

Drought forces DNR to close boat ramps at Ga. lake
Sacramento Bee
SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. -- Georgia officials say drought conditions and falling lake levels have forced them to close boat ramps at the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area in middle Georgia. Bert Deener of the state Department of Natural Resources says boat ramps ...

 Precautions could make boating safer
Ile Camera Sun, 05 Aug 2012 04:38 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. 

 DLNR approves requirement for boater safety course
The Garden Island Sun, 05 Aug 2012 03:30 AM PDT
HONOLULU รข The state Board of Land and Natural Resources last week approved a new boating rule that requires boat operators to complete a boating safety course to operate a power driven vessel in state waters, according to a press release from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources

 Herbkersman: Legislation to aid enforcement of waterways planned
Bluffton Today Sat, 04 Aug 2012 21:09 PM PDT
Bluffton's statehouse representative plans to sponsor legislation allowing law enforcement agencies to use citizen-recorded video as evidence to write boating citations after the fact. "That may save a few docks and tempers," said Rep. 

Spike in drunk boating on Lake Austin
KXAN 36 Austin Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:13 PM PDT
A lot of folks are enjoying the weekend out on the water, but watch out there are beefed up patrols looking for reckless or drunken driving. Half of all boating deaths involve alcohol, and after an influx of drunk boating cases on Lake Austin, the state game warden is cracking down.

  Op-Ed: At sea, the skipper is always responsible
Stamford Advocate Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:34 PM PDT
I'm hoping that the investigation into the July 22 boating accident in Stamford, which has already begun, will teach us some lessons


Police: Man drowns helping free woman and dog entangled in central NY river ...
The Republic
LYSANDER, N.Y. — State police say a man has drowned helping free a woman and dog tangled in weeds in a central New York river. Troopers tell local media the man, woman and another man were boating on the Seneca River in Lysander Friday when the .

Man faces felony charges in fatal June boat wreck
WTVM 9 Columbus Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:16 PM PDT
The man accused of boating under the influence at the time of a wreck that killed two Georgia brothers now faces felony charges.  

 One person drowns in Seneca River
YNN Syracuse Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:54 PM PDT
A tragic turn of events for a group boating on the Seneca River Friday afternoon. It happened near Surbrook Road in Baldwinsville.

Coast guard responds to fatal boat crash in Southport
WECT 6 Wilmington Sun, 05 Aug 2012 09:47 AM PDT
A person is dead and another three are hurt after a boat crashed into a platform in Southport, according to a news release from the Coast Guard

Woman killed in Southport boating accident
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Woman killed in Southport boating accident. Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 4:19pm.READ MORE: News · Brunswick County News · Boating · Fatal Crash. Southport_Ax.jpg. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- A dinner party turned deadly 

 7-Year-Old Dies In National City Boating Accident
KGTV San Diego
Authorities on Sunday are investigating a boating accident in National City that left a 7-year-old boy dead. » Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts · » Like Us On Facebook · » Follow Us On Twitter. The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. along San Diego Bay near ..

Boating Accidents:

Dartmouth lifeboat rescues stricken yacht
This Is South Devon
A YACHT was towed into Dartmouth by the port's RNLI Dart lifeboat crew after a rope caught round its propeller and rudder one and a half miles south east of the mouth of the river in choppy seas. RNLI lifeboat Helm Kevin Murphy praised the calmness of ...

Injured Boater Treated at Stone Steps Beach
Injured Boater Treated at Stone Steps Beach. Encinitas lifeguards and firefighters responded to the report of an injured boater on the beach north of the Stone Steps stairs just after 7:30 pm Friday night. By Patrick Canler; Email the author; 6:48 am  

 Washington County police blotter
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A boater who ran out of gas on the St. Croix River south of Windmill Marina said his boat was being damaged by rocks and beams from a dock system. An officer towed the boat to Windmill Marina. JULY 6. Passing on the right. A driver was cited for ...

Man OK After Boat Overturns off Cedar Bonnet Island
Three boaters were unharmed after being rescued when the sailboat they were piloting overturned off Cedar Bonnet Island in Manahawkin Friday afternoon. The boat's owner, whose name was not released, decided to walk his boat back to his house after the ...

6 people rescued after boat accident on Mississippi River
WGEM Quincy Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:54 PM PDT
HANNIBAL (WGEM) -- Six people were pulled from the Mississippi River after a boating accident near Hannibal Friday evening. 

Two rescued from sinking yacht off Westport shoreline
Greenwich Time Sat, 04 Aug 2012 11:40 AM PDT
The 36-foot yacht 'Old School' is pulled from the water at Norwalk Cove Marina Friday evening after it struck a reef near Cockenoe Island about a mile offshore of Westport. 

Coast Guard, VMRC find missing father and son on York River
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:24 PM PDT
YORKTOWN-- Searchers found and assisted an overdue 31-year-old father and his 7-year-old son on a personal watercraft in the York River near Yorktown Friday night. Around 8 p.m., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter located the two aground in a marsh and helped a Virginia Marine Resources boat find them to assist. The VMRC boat escorted the father and son to the Gloucester Point boat ramp. The father and ..

Boat driver charged with homicide
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Police arrested Bennett at a nearby marina several hours after the crash and charged him with boating under the influence, a misdemeanor punishable with up to a $1000 fine and possibly 12 months in jail. At the time, officials said further charges would ..

1 injured in butane stove explosion aboard ME boat
Coast Guard crews were notified just before 10 a.m. Saturday that a passenger aboard the charter vessel Dawg Daze had been burned in the explosion and that the boat was headed back to port. A rescue boat carrying Coast Guard personnel and three 

 Coast Guard Rescues Boater Near Crisfield
WMDT Salisbury Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:49 PM PDT
CRISFIELD, MD- Saturday evening, the Coast Guard rescued a boater in Tangier Sound near Crisfield. The Coast Guard rescued a 50 year-old man after the 20-foot sailboat he was aboard capsized. The man's 

 Coast Guard rescues four fishermen near Arnala Fort
Press Trust of India Sun, 05 Aug 2012 09:29 AM PDT
Thane, Aug 5 (PTI) In a daring mid-sea operation, the Coast Guard today airlifted to safety four fishermen who braved the choppy sea for over sixteen hours to stay afloat after their fishing trawler sank near Arnala Fort, around 60 kms from Mumbai. 

Man charged with boating while intoxicated on Canandaigua Lake
News 10 NBC Rochester Sun, 05 Aug 2012 09:41 AM PDT
An Allegany County man is charged with boating while intoxicated after an incident Saturday evening... 

Recretional boat comes too close to shore at North Street
Shore News Today
OCEAN CITY – A recreational motor boat came dangerously close to the shoreline at North Street Saturday afternoon, scaring both the crowd in the water and the lifeguards trying to protect them. “It was reckless, fortunately nothing bad happened because of ...

Boating News

Zebra Mussels Invading North Texas Lakes
“Basically, when you get out of the water, you drain your boat and make sure it's cleaned and drained,” says boater, Chris Meyers. It's a simple task tha t can help prevent a decrease in the fish population, clogged water supply systems, and even a spike in ...

Dateline Cowichan 1981: Liveaboard boaters inspire debate
Cowichan News Leader Pictorial
You're either for it or against it — treating sewage before it's dumped into local waters, that is. The controversy swirling around people who live on boats has endured on the waterfront and at meetings for decades. And in August 1981 fur flew at a meeting ...

Crews respond to watercraft crash in Essex
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford Sun, 05 Aug 2012 07:53 AM PDT
Rescue crews responded to a jet ski crash on the Connecticut River in Essex, Saturday afternoon.  

 Owasso woman injured in personal watercraft accident
The Oklahoman Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:00 PM PDT
An Owasso couple were involved in the accident on Skiatook Lake, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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