Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

WYANDOTTE: Boating skills class begins Sept. 17 at Copeland Center
The News-Herald Wed, 05 Sep 2012 06:03 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.  

North Miami Man Acquitted In Boating Manslaughter Case
CBS Miami Wed, 05 Sep 2012 06:02 AM PDT
A jury has acquitted a North Miami man who was charged with manslaughter for a boating related death two years ago.

Boating safety courses still available
The Sparta Independent
The 2012 Boating Season continues past Labor Day. Although some boaters start leaving the lake and begin storing their boats away for the winter, many boaters will remain and enjoy the Indian summer and fall foliage. This time of year also brings new 

Boating safety bill clears Suffolk panel
A bill requiring Suffolk County boaters to take a boating safety class or risk being fined will go before the county Legislature for a vote next week, after approval by the Public Safety Committee Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Legis. Steve Stern (D ...

 Boating Class Pulls in September 15
Boating is a great adventure on any type of boat and is being enjoyed by many on a daily basis in our area. Although it is not mandatory to take a boating course in many states, there are some very good reasons to get yourself informed about the rules ...

Boating Safety News:

 Boating safety instructor and patrolman honored
The Livingston County News
28, Clark M. Young was presented with the 2012 Butch Potts Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. In attendance was a full contingent of CLA members and directors, numerous ..

Arrests rise for piloting boats under the influence
Lake Forester
Boating safety on the Chain O' Lakes has come under public scrutiny since a 10-year-old boy was killed in late July by a boater alleged to have been drunk and high on cocaine. The man charged with fatally running over Libertyville youngster Tony Borcia ...

Buck Creek drownings prompt safety focus
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:59 PM PDT
Recent drownings at Buck Creek State Park have prompted more water safety awareness. The drownings occurred June 26 and Aug. 26. Park rangers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and officers with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, are working to encourage visitors to take precautions. They are urging everyone to wear life jackets. Officials said danger is increased ...

Boating News:

  Tomales Bay plan would cost boaters
Point Reyes Light Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:53 AM PDT
A new management plan proposed last week could dramatically change boating on Tomales Bay. Most if not all boats currently on the bay are allowed there on the basis of a gentlemanâs agreement; because the bay is overseen by seven different agencies, to properly permit a vessel would require more red tape than any boat owner could reasonably be expected to navigate, and it generally isnât done ..

Boating Fatalities:

Jet Skier faces charges after boater dies at Lake McConaughy
Omaha World-Herald Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:14 PM PDT
A Jet Skier is facing criminal charges and a boater is dead following a Sunday crash on Lake McConaughy in west-central Nebraska. The driver of the Jet Ski was Andrew Schmidt, 36, from Castle Rock, Colo. 

 Search continues for missing boater in Arundel
Baltimore Sun
Rescue workers planned to continue searching waters near Gibson Island in Anne Arundel County on Wednesday for a missing man who was tossed from a boat in the area during a squall Monday, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources ...

 Body in ocean ID'd as missing boater
Cherry Hill Courier Post
WILDWOOD — State police say a body found off the coast has been identified as that of a decorated police officer who went missing while boating. A passing boater found Jason Sill's body around 3 p.m. Sunday in waters off Wildwood. An autopsy was ...

 Former Whitfield resident killed in boating accident
The Dalton Daily Citizen Wed, 05 Sep 2012 06:13 AM PDT
A former Whitfield County resident and national champion in drag racing died over the weekend following a crash between the boat he was fishing from and another boat. 

 No jail time in Vacaville teen's Hawaii watercraft death
KTVU Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:21 PM PDT
The Australian tourist who pleaded no contest to third-degree negligent homicide in a Hawaii personal watercraft crash that killed a California teen will get to leave the islands without serving any more jail time. Exactly a month after the Aug. 5 crash in Honolulu that killed 16-year-old Kristen Fonseca, of Vacaville, Calif., 20-year-old Tyson Dagley was sentenced to credit for the 12 days he 

 Trooper discovers the body of missing Marshall boater
Anchorage Daily News
Paul Tinker had last been seen setting out on a boating trip in his 21-foot Carolina Skiff about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The boat was found the next day about a quarter-mile down the Yukon from Marshall, troopers said. Volunteers in three boats and ...

Boater dies, 2 rescued when boat overturns on Washington coast
The Seattle Times (blog)
One boater is dead and two others were rescued today when their boat overturned near Ledbetter Point at the entrance to Willapa Bay. A family member called the Coast Guard Tuesday evening to say the boaters, who set out from Tokeland to fish, were .

Bartlett boater indicted in Petite Lake fatal
Lincolnshire Review Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:15 PM PDT
A Lake County grand jury approved reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges Wednesday for the Bartlett man accused of being high on cocaine and under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly ran over a 10-year-old boy with his boat. 

Police investigate death of teen boater
Boston Globe Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:51 PM PDT
Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy who was last seen by his friends in a motorized dinghy in Newport Harbor. The body of Theodore Oliveira was found Monday morning floating near the Pell Bridge. 

Lauderhill Firefighter Dies After Labor Day Boating Accident
LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – The Lauderhill Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after a tragic Labor Day boating accident. Officials say Joshua Schwabenbauer, 26, passed away Thursday morning surrounded by family and friend.

Boating Accidents:

Sydney Harbour luxury yacht 'Moomba' explodes in flames outside the home of ...
Herald Sun
The 22-year-old man was charged with malicious damage by fire and breach of bail. He was refused bail and will face Central Local Court tomorrow. The man was apprehended by police as he fled a Neutral Bay ferry wharf, just before 4am. He was arrested ...

Immigrants adrift 3 days before found by boater
San Jose Mercury News
OCEANSIDE, Calif.—Border Patrol officials say a disabled boat carrying 12 undocumented immigrants drifted for three days before being spotted near Oceanside Harbor. Agent Jerry Conlin told the U-T San Diego ( on Tuesday that the operator .

 Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat on Lake Ontario
Fairport - East Rochester Post Wed, 05 Sep 2012 06:34 AM PDT
The U.S. Coast Guard says it has had to rescue five people from a boat that was taking on water during an outing on the eastern end of Lake Ontario. 

 VIDEO: Two Escape Boat Fire Off Branford Point
Crews were able to rescue two boaters from the scene of the fire where a 30-foot sailboat "The Spirit" was anchored off of Branford Point according to Fire Chief Jack Ahern. Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Shaun Heffernan determined that the fire .

 Four People Injured in Boating Accidents in Sawyer County Sunday
Northland's NewsCenter
Hayward, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- Four people were injured in two separate boating accidents in Sawyer County on Sunday. On September 2 at 2:37 p.m., the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office responded to Lac Courte Oreilles lake near Victory Heights ...

 Video shows violent boat incident at Mo. lake
Sacramento Bee
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A video camera mounted at the front of a boat on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks captures a frightening accident that left seven people hurt but nobody killed. Brett Tintera is a cameraman for Lake TV, a cable and Internet station. He 

 Whirlpool Jet Boat riders rescued after fall into the Niagara River rapids
Buffalo News
LEWISTON – Three teenaged passengers fell out of a Whirlpool Jet Boat ride and into the turbulent water of the lower Niagara River rapids earlier this week, but owner John Kinney stressed Wednesday that quick action from crew members prevented the ...

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