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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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Allstate Insurance Partners with to Offer Free Online Boating ...
MarketWatch (press release)
6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today announced a new partnership with to offer a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Virginia-approved online boating safety course free to ...

  Lawmaker urges mandatory boating course
Safety advocates joined government leaders Monday in support of a proposed Suffolk County law that would require all boaters to take a training course or face fines and even jail time for repeat offenses. "How many more tragedies must we have in our ...

 Boating Safety Course Would Be Mandated Under County Bill
The legislation comes after a deadly Summer on Long Island's shores. Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, was killed following a crash under the Robert Moses Causeway in June. A Dix Hills man has been charged with boating while intoxicated in that case.

Police at Seafair arrest 66 boaters for BUI
It was a big weekend out on the water, but some boaters ended up spending Seafair under arrest. The Mercer Island Police Department cited 66 boaters for Boating Under the Influence (BUI), down slightly from the year before. "What that tells us is that we've ...

Boating Safety News:

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary Still Patrols Waters, Promotes Safety
Yankton Daily Press
It's just a little white shack on the east side of the outlet at the Marina Boat Basin which boaters pass as they head out into Lewis & Clark Lake, but it's the home and station headquarters of the Yankton Coast Guard Auxiliary. And the voluntary members have ...

 Allstate ensuring safety course fee doesn't sink boaters in Virginia
People who complete the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) course can obtain a Virginia Boater Education certification card. Until Sept. 15, Allstate will pay the $29.95 course fee for any Virginian taking the online boating ...

OUTDOORS: Opting-in to wearing a PFD dramatically improves safety on the water
The News-Herald Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:57 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. 

Boaters should take steps to prevent the spread of hydrilla
7, 2012)—During the summer months, the Finger Lakes are well-known for a destination place for boating and lakeside activities. Yet, there is an invasive species—called hydrilla—threatening the region. The hydrilla plant is spread by unaware boaters.

 Boating: Hurricane preparedness not for sissies
Fort Myers Beach Observer
I just came back from the West Marine Super Store grand opening over on Daniels Parkway. I was reminded of my days as the 'Bosun's Locker' department head at BoatUS way back in the late '80's. Our store on McGregor and College had an enormous staff ...

 An Update on Number of 2012 Boating While Intoxicated Arrests
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has made 55 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) so far this year, including multiple arrests on Lake Minnetonka. “Intoxicated boat operators are a serious hazard, and they jeopardize the safety of everyone ...


Orland man killed in Jet Ski accident
Bangor Daily News Mon, 06 Aug 2012 05:51 AM PDT
Posted Aug. 05, 2012, at 8:28 p.m. ORLAND, Maine A 52-year-old Orland man was killed Sunday afternoon while operating his personal watercraft on Toddy Pond. 

Boater charged in lake crash faces court hearing
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — A boater facing a homicide charge in a deadly collision on Lake Lanier faces his first court appearance. The Times of Gainesville reports ( that 44-year-old Paul J. Bennett of Cumming is scheduled to appear Monday in Hall ..

 Missing Boater Body Recovered At Lake Keowee
News Channel 7
Missing Boater Body Recovered At Lake Keowee. By: Staff | News Channel 7. Published: August 06, 2012. Updated: August 06, 2012 - 9:04 AM. » Comments | Post a Comment. Oconee County, SC --. Update: August 6 9:05 a.m.. Brian Smith's body was ...

Man dies in jet ski accident
Rexburg Standard Journal Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:19 AM PDT
IDAHO FALLS â A man from the Idaho Falls area died after being ejected from his jet ski while boating at Gem Lake Marina in Bonneville County Sunday afternoon. The boating area is south of Idaho Falls located behind a dam on the Snake River.

  7 year old boy dies in San Diego Bay boating accident
KUSI News San Diego Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:00 AM PDT
NATIONAL CITY (CNS) - A 7-year-old boy was fatally struck by a fishing boat that was docking Sunday at Pepper Park in National City, a spokeswoman for the Port of San Diego said. 

 Anderson man's body found in South Carolina
The Herald Bulletin Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:44 AM PDT
The body of an Anderson man was found Monday morning after an alleged boating accident in Seneca, S.C. 

 Man dies in boating accident
The Pilot News Mon, 06 Aug 2012 09:23 AM PDT
MARSHALL CO. â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger reported that Roger R. Martin, 61, of Huntley, Ill. was fatally injured Sunday during a boating accident on Lake Latonka, south of Plymouth.

 Man killed by boat propeller on N. Indiana lake
Sacramento Bee
Police on Monday identified the man as 61-year-old Roger Martin of Huntley, Ill., 45 miles northwest of Chicago. State conservation officers say he was a passenger on a boat pulling people on tubes Sunday and was sitting on the boat's edge when it turned to ...

 Final report on deadly sailboat accident released
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The final report is out on that deadly sailboat accident off the Farallon Islands last April. ABC7 News met with a member of the investigating panel Monday afternoon. The final report on the April 14th accident confirms the panel's

 Huntley man dies in boating accident on Ind. lake
Northwest Herald Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:51 AM PDT
A Huntley man died Sunday in a boating accident on a northwest Indiana lake, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resourcesâ Division of Law Enforcement. 

 Vacaville girl dies in Honolulu watercraft wreck
KCRA 3 Sacramento Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:05 PM PDT
Hawaii officials are investigating a personal watercraft crash at a Honolulu small boat harbor that left a 16-year-old Vacaville teen dead.


Suffolk: Abandoned yacht found drifting off coast
East Anglian Daily Times
A lifeboat was called after the yacht was spotted drifting at the mouth of the River Ore with nobody on board. Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station launched the RNLI's inshore lifeboat, Christine, at 11.30am on Friday. When they arrived, the crew discovered ...

 Search To Resume For Missing Jet Skier On L.I.
CBS New York Mon, 06 Aug 2012 05:31 AM PDT
Southampton police said the 29-year-old man and a woman he was with fell into Mecox Bay when their jet ski overturned around 7 p.m. Sunday.

 Fisherman missing at Calaveras Lake
San Antonio Express
A boater called 911 about 5:45 a.m. today to report that he could “hear someone yelling for help,” though he couldn't see anyone, Bexar County Deputy Chief Ronald “Dale” Bennett. The San Antonio Fire Department is leading the search, officials said ...

 Canoeist missing after capsizing in Lake Ontario
Toronto Star Mon, 06 Aug 2012 05:11 AM PDT
Coast guard and police marine crews are still searching Lake Ontario after one of two Ajax men surfaced from a capsized canoe Saturday night.

Boating Accidents:

 2 Rescued after falling off jet ski on Glen Lake
WMUR New Hampshire Mon, 06 Aug 2012 05:13 AM PDT
The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says two people had to be rescued after falling off a jet ski into Glen Lake in Goffstown Sunday afternoon. 

Boating Accidents:

 Two injured in jet ski crash at Keehi Boat Harbor
KHON 2 Honolulu Mon, 06 Aug 2012 00:22 AM PDT
Paramedics took a 16 year-old girl to the hospital in critical condition, and a 20 year-old man in serious condition. Witnesses say the male jet skiier ran into the girl on her jet ski, striking the back of her head. 

 Sailboat hits kayak in Ventura; one injured
Ventura County Star
The Ventura Harbor Patrol responded about 4 p.m. to a call that a man was operating a sailboat recklessly near the 1500 block of Spinnaker Drive by Ventura Harbor Village, officials said. The woman was kayaking with her son when the sailboat hit her, and

 Coast Guard rescues man whose sailboat capsized
Baltimore Sun
The Coast Guard says one of its Baltimore-based crews rescued a 50-year-old man after his sailboat capsized in Tangier Sound near Crisfield. The man's wife contacted the Coast Guard around 8:20 p.m. Saturday and reported that the boat had capsized and ...

 Manhasset Man Nabbed for BWI With 16 Kids
Long Island Press Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:45 AM PDT
A man was arrested for drunken boating with more than a dozen minors aboard in Greenport on Sunday afternoon, Southold Town Police said. Bay constables..

 Women, dog injured in Duck Lake accident
Battle Creek Enquirer Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:55 PM PDT
An Eaton Rapids man, Nicholas Benson, 31, was cited for reckless operation of a watercraft after marine officers from the Calhoun County Sheriff Department said his speed boat collided with a small paddle boat on Duck Lake in Sheridan Township about 4:40 

 Coast Guard rescues two teenagers in Fairport Harbor
WKYC Cleveland Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:31 AM PDT
Two teenagers had to be rescued near Fairport Harbor after their personal watercraft became disabled and sank over the weekend. 

 Lansing-Area Woman Rescued from Lake Michigan
9&10 News Cadillac Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:52 AM PDT
New at Noon: Crews in Mackinac County rescued a Lansing-area woman from Lake Michigan after the personal watercraft she was using--drifted from shore. The woman, from Holt, started having mechanical 

 Teen Loses Foot in Florida Boat Collision
WTVY Dothan Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:26 AM PDT
An Oklahoma teenager lost his foot when his watercraft crashed into a boat in Destin Sunday. 

 Woman charged in Kenora boating crash
CBC Manitoba Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:23 AM PDT
A 40-year-old Winnipeg woman has been charged in connection with a boating crash on Lake of the Woods that sent two people to hospital.

 'A miracle' no one was killed in Duck Lake paddle boat crash, family member says
The Jackson Citizen Patriot Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:55 AM PDT
Deputies cited the driver of the speed boat for reckless operation of a watercraft and failing to provide a valid registration. A preliminary breath test given by the deputies indicated he had been drinking, but he did not have a blood-alcohol content above 0.10, the legal limit for boating. 

Boating News:

 Mussel threat may mean higher fees for boat owners
San Jose Mercury News
Although boaters are unhappy about the prospect, state lawmakers are considering a bill to double two-year boat registration fees -- from $20 to $40 -- to raise cash to fight off a mussel attack. An invasion could hurt native fisheries, clog water ...

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