Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:42 AM PDT
WYANDOTTE â Dennis McHugh is not shy about touting the boating course his organization offers twice a year for Downriver residents looking to sharpen their skills and learn safety pointers.

Boating Safety News:

Lake Lanier boating crackdown pays off
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In June, law enforcement searched Lake Lanier for the body of a boy killed when an alleged drunk boater slammed a speeding craft into his family's pontoon. Search crews eventually discovered 13-year-old Griffin Prince. They also found something else ..

 Safety tips for Snohomish County boaters over Labor Day weekend
Marysville Globe
The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Snohomish County Safe Kids, reminds boaters to play it safe on the water over the Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend remains one ...

Coast Guard urges boaters to take safety precautions on Great Lakes over ...
The Republic
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters about safety precautions if they plan to be on the Great Lakes over the holiday weekend. The Coast Guard urges boaters and swimmers to always check the current and forecaster marine weather ..

Suffolk County Cracks Down on Drunken Boating
NBC New York
Suffolk County police set up boater checkpoints for the first time last weekend and will have them up again over the Labor Day holiday. Police Commissioner Edward Webber said his department has made 15 boating while intoxicated arrests this year, more ...

  Lessons from Priceless
The Westerly Sun
Stowe, 45, an experienced boater, and his crew were taking advantage of a nice day to spend a little extra time on the water when he noticed a vessel that appeared to be in trouble. “It didn't look quite right,” he said in a recent interview. The boat 

 Boating safety patrols increasing
CHATFIELD STATE PARK - Boating safety is on the minds of park rangers this holiday season after a difficult year so far. Seven people have drowned in Colorado state lakes, reservoirs and rivers since January. According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ..

 Boating: Captain responsible for safety of all
The News-Press Sat, 01 Sep 2012 22:17 PM PDT
Whether you are a new boater or a boater who has been boating for years, there are certain operator responsibilities that must be adhered to. 

 Boater Education Card required on the water
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:29 PM PDT
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- As people take to the waters to go boating over the holiday weekend, they shouldn't forget their Washington State Boater Education Card. The card proves the boater passed the class 

Life jackets to borrow
The Sacramento Bee Sat, 01 Sep 2012 21:41 PM PDT
The California Department of Boating and Waterways has partnered with local fire stations and the CSUS Aquatic Center, 1901 Hazel Ave., to make life jackets available to the public on a loan basis. 

Drunken boating arrests in Iowa at record high
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has seen a record number of arrests for drunken boating this year. As of Friday, 88 people had been cited for operating a boat with a blood alcohol content level above the legal limit of .08 percent. By ...

Boating Fatalities:

 Portland man drowns after losing control of Jet Ski
FOX 12 Oregon Sat, 01 Sep 2012 22:14 PM PDT
A Portland man drowned in the Columbia River after he lost control of his Jet Ski

Body of missing boater recovered in Lake Conroe
Precinct 1 Lake Patrol and with several other agencies were on Lake Conroe near Atkins Creek on Saturday night looking for the missing 25-year-old boater. Officials say he was in a pontoon boat with a group of people when he saw what he believed were ...

Search finds body of man who fell overboard off N.L. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:01 AM PDT
A search spokesman says a helicopter has located what's believed to be the body of a man who fell from a U.S.-based yacht in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off western Newfoundland. 

Bodies of couple found as girl, 13, left alone on rented boat on Norfolk Broads
Police divers had spent the day searching a one mile section of the river between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad, near Hoveton, Norfolk, after the family failed to return their 38ft-long hire boat as expected on Saturday. It was found moored securely

Boating Accidents:

 Man, Teenage Girl Rescued from Capsized Sailboat Near San Mateo Bridge
A 50-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were rescued from the chilly waters of the Bay near the San Mateo Bridge Friday afternoon after the 18-foot sailboat they were in capsized, according to an article in the San Jose Mercury News. The U.S. Coast ...

 Family boating trip turns into painful outing
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 Family makes 4-hour swim to shore after boat capsizes in Willard Bay
Deseret News
The Davis County family, whose names were not released, was boating in the bay Friday afternoon. The father, 56, his wife, 46, their three children ages 11, 13 and 18, as well as an 18-year-old family friend were all on the boat in addition to a small dog.

 Dismasted yacht with no EPIRB waits 10 hours for rescue
Sail World
If you don't have an EPIRB on board you might wait a long time for a rescue. It was in the early hours of the morning one day this week when a home-built Belgian yacht, Taunea, collided with a vessel around 30nm off the coast of Devon in the UK.

 Sailboat burns off Lummi Island; all 7 aboard rescued
The Coast Guard's Cutter Terrapin, which was already under way near the San Juan islands, was sent to the scene, but the seven people aboard the sailboat had jumped overboard and were rescued by a third boat before the cutter arrived, according to ...

 Coast Guard rescues 3 from sailboat
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - A Coast Guard crew pulled three people from a sinking sailboat on the Pasquotank River Saturday afternoon. A sailor aboard the 32-foot Grace called Coast Guard Sector North Carolina about 2:45 p.m. The caller reported ...

Man in serious condition after reportedly falling from sailboat
Kitsap Sun
North Kitsap Fire and Rescue firefighters responded to the scene after 911 callers heard the man, believed to be in his 60s, cry for help while attempting to cling on to the sailboat, according to firefighters. While rescuers were en route, a nearby ...

  13 airlifted after boat accident near Buras
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 02 Sep 2012 09:19 AM PDT
Thirteen people were injured in a commercial boat collision on the Mississippi River around 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Buras, the Coast Guard said. Plaquemines emergency responders treated boaters from the 30-foot vessels, and Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans helicopters... 

 Acton boy, 10, struck by boat propeller
WCVB Boston Sun, 02 Sep 2012 07:06 AM PDT
A 10-year-old Acton boy was struck by a propeller after a boating accident on New Hampshireâs Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday. 

2 rescued after boats collide in Sandy Hook Bay
Sacramento Bee
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. -- The Coast Guard says two people were pulled from Sandy Hook Bay after two boats collided on the water, causing one of the vessels to capsize. Authorities say a 25-foot pleasure boat and a 30-foot cabin cruiser collided ...

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