Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education/Classes

Season's final safe boating classes coming up (blog)
Safe boating classes are offered on Lake Norman the next two Saturdays, helping boaters meet state requirements for operating personal watercraft or power boats. The Lake Norman U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a training this Saturday in Mooresville, ...

Boating Safety:

NY elected officials plan hearing on boater safety
Wall Street Journal
Associated Press. OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — The parents of a girl killed in a July 4th boating accident are expected at a state hearing to discuss boater safety issues. An attorney for Lisa and Paul Gaines of Huntington says he will join them at Wednesday's New .

Parents of girl killed in July 4 yacht capsize want capacity limits, safety training courses
New York Post Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:08 AM PDT
The parents of a girl killed in a July 4th boating accident are urging action to prevent further tragedies. An attorney for Lisa and Paul Gaines of Huntington spoke for them at Wednesday's New York Senate committee hearing in Oyster Bay, Long Island. The parents sat by his side...

  Experts Emphasize Boating Safety
Paul and Lisa Gaines listened to the experts review boating regulations, discuss the need for better boater education, legal enforcement, vessel inspections and other matters. Paul Gaines did not address the crowd, but a tearful Lisa Gaines acknowledged a ...

 Reckless boating citation against Tyler Bray dismissed
WBIR-TV Knoxville Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:59 AM PDT
On July 4th, Tyler Bray, 20,was cited with reckless operation of a personal watercraft on Tellico Lake in Loudon County. He was also cited for not having a boater education certificate. 

Lee County ranks No. 6 in Florida boating accidents
Gasparilla Gazette Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:36 AM PDT
Through the first six months of the year there have been 28 Florida boating deaths, including one in Lee County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report.

 Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercraft on Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines. 

 UPDATE: Friends of 15-year-old crash victim push to pass boating laws in her ...
ABC Action News
Florida Fish and Wild Life Officer Baryl Martin said, "The state of Florida recommends that anyone that boats should take a boating safety class, whether you are required to by statue or not. It saves lives," said Martin. Bariteau does not think that ...

 Boating Under The Influence In North Carolina (press release)
Boating while impaired (BWI) is a serious criminal charge in North Carolina. The Boating Safety Act specifically prohibits operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or after consuming enough alcohol to have a blood alcohol .

Weigh in on Proposed Boater Safety Law
The proposal is called "Victoria's Law," and it's named after 7-year-old Victoria Gaines who lost her life in the July 4th boat tragedy near Oyster Bay. Victoria's parents, Paul and Lisa Gaines attended a hearing at Town Hall in Oyster Bay on Wednesday ...

OUTDOORS: Opting-in to wearing a PFD dramatically improves safety on the water
The News-Herald Thu, 09 Aug 2012 06:13 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. 

DEEP reminds LI boaters to use pumpouts
Norwalk Plus Magazine
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding boaters that they are prohibited from discharging sewage – either treated or untreated – from their vessels into Long Island Sound. Since all waters of Long Island ..


Yacht crews ignored stricken boat: report
BusinessWorld Online Edition
The panel concluded that the primary cause of the accident was an unsafe course charted by the boat's paid captain and a breaker wave that hit the 38-foot yacht when it rounded too close to a rocky island and was exposed to "larger than average ...

NorCal teen dies in jet ski accident in Hawaii
The Daily Democrat Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:45 AM PDT
A 16-year-old Vacaville girl has died after being injured in a jet ski collision in Hawaii, according to officials in Hawaii.  

 Man Dies in Boating Accident
Voice of the Common Man Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:51 AM PDT
A 65-year old year man has died after a boating accident in the Codroy Valley. The RCMP were called around 6:00 last night about a possible drowning in the area. Three people had gone out fishing in a small, open, fiberglass boat Tuesday morning. 

 Authorities find rafter's body in Menominee River
WLNS Lansing Wed, 08 Aug 2012 02:48 AM PDT
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say the body of a rafter has been found in the Menominee River along the Michigan-Wisconsin border. The Dickinson County sheriff's department in Michigan tells WLUC-TV ( ) that the 59-year-old man was part of a group rafting on Piers Gorge when the raft tipped over Tuesday afternoon.

Man dies in jet ski accident
Rexburg Standard Journal Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:33 AM PDT
IDAHO FALLS  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.

 Local Headlines
Quincy Herald-Whig Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:22 AM PDT
A Quincy woman was found guilty Thursday of careless operation of a watercraft involving a fatal boating accident last year. Judge Chet Vahle presided at a stipulated bench trial after Carol J. O'Connell, 30, waived her right to a jury trial. 

 Coroner rules on Sunday boating fatality
The Pilot News Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:23 AM PDT
PLYMOUTH â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said Thursday that alcohol was not a factor in Sunday's boating accident that killed Roger R. Martin, 61, of Chicago.

3-year-old dies when watercraft hits wall
WSYR 9 Syracuse Thu, 09 Aug 2012 09:47 AM PDT
Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after a personal watercraft he was riding on with his mother hit a concrete break wall on Canandaigua Lake.

 Man dies in boating accident north of Prince Albert
CTV News
Man dies in boating accident north of Prince Albert. RCMP generic. Share: Text: CTV Saskatoon Published Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 5:36PM CST. A 59-year-old man has drowned after the boat he was in capsized on a lake northwest of Prince Albert.


Coast guard, fire crews search for Lake Erie kayakers
Erie Times-News Wed, 08 Aug 2012 03:58 AM PDT
NORTH EAST -- U.S. Coast Guard crews and other rescue crews were searching late Tuesday night for two kayakers reported missing in Lake Erie off 18 Mile Lane in North East Township, an East County emergency dispatcher said.

Boating Accidents:

 Boaters rescue injured jet skiers after accident on Monongahela River
WPXI Pittsburgh Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:46 AM PDT
Two people were hurt in a jet ski accident on the Monongahela River in Washington County late Tuesday night. East Bethlehem firefighters said nearby boaters helped rescue the victims from the water. Firefighters said the accident happened around 11:30 p.m. The victims' names and conditions have not been released. 

Allegedly Drunk Boater Arrested After Collision
Centralia Chronicle
Allegedly Drunk Boater Arrested After Collision. Mayfield Lake: Chief Deputy Said Man Endangered Several Lives. Story · Commenting. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:33  

 Kamloops boater could face charges after tubers injured
Kamloops This Week
A Kamloops boater could face criminal charges after a long-weekend collision on the South Thompson River landed three floaters in hospital. Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward said the collision took place on Sunday, Aug. 5, just before 6:30 p.m., as a trio ..

Two boats collide in Mystic River off Charlestown; minor injuries reported
Boston Globe Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:13 AM PDT
Two 21-foot boats collided today as they both maneuvered near a fuel pier in Charlestown at the mouth of the Mystic River, the Coast Guard said. One person was knocked into the water by the force of the collision, but was quickly rescued by those on the scene. Minor injuries were reported.

 Water Balloon Knocks Out Seafair Boater on Lake Washington
4 assault of a local boater on Lake Washington who was struck by a water balloon in the head, knocking him out. Police say the 40-year-old man was steering his boat past Faben Point on Mercer Island's North-end at around 3 p.m. when he was hit by a ...

 Man burned in sailboat fire at Lake Lanier
Sacramento Bee
GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities say a mechanic is a recovering in a hospital burn unit after a sailboat caught fire in a marina on Lake Lanier. Fire officials say the man was working on the carburetor of a 24-foot sailboat Wednesday night, when gasoline 

Boys saved from sinking sailboat
Flathead Publishing Group
Bill Kornec and Ryan Fowler were getting ready to launch their jet skis at City Beach Thursday evening just as Whitefish Lake turned nasty. A potent thunderstorm was moving toward Whitefish from the north and the lake quickly became a choppy mess of ...

Personal watercraft crashes result in charges
The Daily Times Thu, 09 Aug 2012 05:50 AM PDT
LEWES A Lewes man is facing a felony assault charge after the personal watercraft he was riding plowed into a man who was standing on a sandbar taking photos of his family in Rehoboth Bay north of Masseys Ditch on Friday, state officials said. 

 2 men, boy rescued from burning fishing boat
JONESPORT, Maine (AP) — Two men and a boy have been rescued from a burning fishing boat about 15 miles off the coast of Jonesport, Maine. The Coast Guard says the three were entering a life raft when they were rescued by boat on Thursday.

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