Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, October 8, 2012

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boating, fishing and hunting calendar: Week of Oct. 7
Boater Safety Course: Boater card class & exam, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, Delta Park. $10. Register: 503-629-2026 or Boater Education Class: With USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 76. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov.

State to offer session on boating education
The Toledo Blade Sun, 07 Oct 2012 23:10 PM PDT
An Ohio Boating Education course will be offered Oct. 27 at Bass Pro Shops in Rossford. 

Boating Safety News:

Boaters warned to watch out for marine life during busy weekend
The Bay Citizen (blog)
More boats in the water may make for a scenic snapshot, but it also means more opportunities for run-ins with wildlife. The America's Cup races and Fleet Week are both taking place this weekend, which means more vessels in the bay. The U.S. Coast Guard ...

Coast Guard Preaches Safety On Big Boating Weekend
CBS Miami Sat, 06 Oct 2012 11:18 AM PDT
The Coast Guard would like to encourage boaters to enjoy their Columbus Day weekend on the water safely. Use these tips to stay safe this weekend. 

 Anderson closed for boating Saturday due to low water level
Morgan Hill Times Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:39 PM PDT
Due to the low water level in Anderson and Coyote reservoirs, boating will be suspended at both reservoirs on Oct. 6. To mitigate the reservoirsâ early closure, the Santa Clara County Parks and Recrea 

 Douglas County deputies honored
The Wenatchee World Sun, 07 Oct 2012 13:50 PM PDT
SPOKANE â Two Douglas County Sheriffâs deputies were honored Wednesday with a Washington State Life Saving Award at a law enforcement conference in Spokane for rescuing a family from drowining in the Columbia River this spring. Deputies Rich Poppie and Dean Schlaman were on marine patrol near Lincoln Rock State Park on May 26 when they saw a personal watercraft without a rider and a lifejacket .

 SCSO Marine unit receives program of the year award
Northwest Cable News
More than a dozen Spokane County Sheriff's and Spokane Valley Sheriff's Patrol Deputies have been through the Basic Marine Law Enforcement Academy and work Marine Enforcement on an interim basis throughout the boating season. Our local boating ...

Plea for life jackets
Coffs Coast Advocate
The discovery of a 24-year-old woman's body following a canoeing trip on the upper Murray River late yesterday has brought the number of boating fatalities in NSW to eight since mid-September. "These tragedies on our waterways highlight the importance ...


An unusual Boating Accident: Cannon explodes:

 Captain killed, tourists hurt in blast on Greek boat
ATHENS (Reuters) - A small replica cannon blew up on a mock pirate ship off the southern Aegean island of Kos on Saturday, killing the boat's captain and injuring five passengers, Greek coastguard officials said. The cannon had been loaded with ...

1 dead after yacht, boat collide off Seattle
The Seattle Times
1 dead after yacht, boat collide off Seattle. Seattle police say one man has died after a Puget Sound collision between a 44-foot yacht and a 16-foot aluminum boat overturned the smaller boat, dumping its two occupants into the water. The Associated ...

Boater Dies After Being Rescued From Lake Fort Snelling
CBS Local
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Richfield man died Friday after the canoe he was in capsized while he and another man were fishing on Lake Fort Snelling, authorities said. Emergency crews responded to the scene after the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office ...

  Boater missing near Georgian Bay
Quinte News (blog)
Rescuers are searching for a missing person thrown from a boat on the North Channel off Georgian Bay. 8-wing Search and Rescue received a call just before 10:30 p.m. last night after a 16-foot aluminum boat capsized, tossing two boaters into the water.

Missing boater found dead
Quinte News
A search for a boater who was tossed into the North Channel off Georgian Bay has ended tragically. OPP managed to locate the body of the missing boater last night. The victim was male but other details are scarce at this time. 8 Wing Search and Rescue ...

 Search continues for missing boater
CTV News
One man is missing after a boat capsized Saturday afternoon near the town of Stavely, approximately 100 kilometres south of Calgary. According to RCMP, two males were fishing on the Pine Coulee Reservoir when high winds led to the overturning of their ...

 Officials search for missing boater
7 News Miami Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:34 AM PDT
HAULOVER, Fla. (WSVN) -- The Coast Guard along with Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for a missing boater. Officials are searching for a boater, one of two aboard a small boat when it capsized. According to officials, the two men went out on a 17-foot boat, around 5 a.m., Monday.

Father, infant son drown in Butte County pond
Father, infant son die in tragic boating accident on Biggs, Calif. pond. 8:31 AM, Oct 8, 2012 | comments · Tweet; Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google buzz · · Digg · Reddit; Newsvine; Buzz up! Fark it · Email. Print; - A A A +

  OPP finds missing body in Lake Huron
On Oct. 5, Nashkawa and another boater were on the water when poor weather arrived. The choppy water saw both boaters thrown into the water. The other boater was able to swim to shore and report the incident, when the search for Nashkawa began ...

Boating Accidents:

 Two women rescued after their boat becomes disabled
The Hour
The Norwalk combine dispatch center received a call from the United States Coast Guard at 1:25 p.m. Saturday requesting Norwalk Fire Department's Marine Division to respond to a distress call for a 21' sailboat that had broken its mast, causing it to ...

Coast Guard helps rescue 3 people off south NJ
FOX 5 New York Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:48 AM PDT
Coast Guard crews have helped rescue three people from a fishing vessel that was sinking off the southern New Jersey coast. 

 Norwalk FD Marine Division Responds to Sailboat in Distress
The Norwalk Fire Department's Marine Division assisted the United States Coast Guard in responding to a distress call at 1:25 p.m. Saturday from a 21-foot sailboat that had broken its mast, causing it to lose its sails and rigging, while participating .

 Dog, owner reunited after boat accident in Keys
Sacramento Bee
KEY WEST, Fla. -- A boating accident that separated an owner from her dog in the Florida Keys this weekend now has a happy ending. A small boat hit a bridge piling near mile marker 60 on Saturday. Monroe County Sheriff's officials said the driver of ...

 Wash. couple helps rescue man adrift in Alaska
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Tele Aadsen and Joel Brady-Power may have saved 19-year-old Ryan Harris, was afloat in open seas after his boat capsized northwest of Sitka, Alaska, The Bellingham Herald ( ) reported in Sunday's newspaper. They were on their way ..

 Yacht damaged in wild seas off Double Island Point
Herald Sun
The 16m Terra Firma was being sailed from North Queensland to Brisbane when its fixed keel was damaged in heavy seas overnight. The vessel's crew radioed water police for help just after 3am saying the yacht, about 26 nautical miles east of Double ...

 Toronto man OK after rescue from sinking boat on Lake Simcoe
CTV News
ORILLIA, Ont. -- At least one Ontario boater is pretty thankful this long weekend. Police say a 41-year-old Toronto man was in a five-metre vessel on Lake Simcoe on Saturday when it began having engine troubles and taking on water. A civilian plane ..

 Four boaters rescued in challenging conditions
Rexburg Standard Journal
After a report about the boaters in trouble came in about 6:40 p.m. Fremont County Search and Rescue responded along with a Fremont County deputy. Rescuers determined that the stranded boat had put into the lake at a dock on the southwest corner of the ..

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