Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Sheriff's office hosts boater safety course
YNN Hudson Valley
ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- As the warm weather approaches Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum is reminding boaters to exercise proper safety on the water. Anyone ages ten to 18 is required by law to take the New York State Boater Safety Course before ...


 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary "Boating Safely" Class
WFTV Orlando
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, as part of its Recreational Boating Safety mission in support of the United States Coast Guard, teaches Safe Boating classes. Here in Orlando, CGAUX Flotilla 17-11, Winter Park, teaches the 8-hour state-mandated ...


Sea Scouts, Coast Guard Auxiliary holding dual open house in Missoula ...
The Missoulian
The Sea Scouts are looking for males and females, ages 13 to 21, who would like join up and learn both boating and sailing skills and safety this summer. It's a great program, organizers say, for both young people who come from boating families, and ..
 


Boating Safety News:

Boating should include planning for emergencies
Log Cabin Democrat
LITTLE ROCK — It may not feel much like spring, but Arkansans will soon be heading to the water for fishing, boating, skiing and other activities. It is highly recommended to check the boat and its gear. When you head out, it is a good idea to leave a ...


 Following safety tips may help boaters avoid problems
Auburn Citizen
As the weather warms up, more and more boats will be out on the local lakes and waterways. In preparation for the season, here are a few precautions boaters can take: • Take a boating course. In New York state, boaters must complete a boating course ...


 Boaters, Anglers And Hunters Urged To Beware Of Cold Water
Yankton Daily Press
OMAHA, Neb. — With the ice now off most local area rivers and lakes boaters, anglers, and hunters need to take extra precautions when around water during this time of year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is the largest federal provider of ..


 Think of boating safety when lakes have thawed
Grand Forks Herald
Eloyes Hill of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, who lives near Detroit Lakes, Minn., recently shared this boating safety checklist from the auxiliary's website. Boaters in Minnesota and North Dakota should check with their respective states for state ...


Boating Fatalities:

Two dead after boating accident on Chesapeake Bay
Baltimore Sun
Two people died and four were rescued in a boating accident on the Chesapeake Bay Saturday when their 25-foot boat capsized two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, according to Department of Natural Resources Police.


Body of missing Tremont boater found in Long Pond
Bangor Daily News
Searchers return to the boat launch at the northern end of Long Pond on Mount Desert Island on Thursday, April 18, 2013, after trying to find Corey Farley, 38, of Tremont. Farley and a friend, Richard Weimer, 66, of Charlton, Mass., are believed to


 Kayaker dead after 'tragic accident' near Prater's Mill
The Daily Citizen
A Dalton man was kayaking close to the dam near Prater's Mill Thursday evening when he went over a waterfall, hit his head and drowned, said law enforcement officials and family members. Frank Bentley “Chip” Fetzer III, 27, 1173 Holly Grove Circle ...


 Ohio authorities haven't given up search for missing dad, child who were ...
The Republic
SANDUSKY, Ohio — Authorities have not abandoned their search for a father and his 12-year-old daughter who were last seen two weeks with ago their kayaks along Lake Erie. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office dive team searched along Sandusky Bay over ...


Coast Guard searching for 4 fishermen missing off Texas Gulf Coast; 1 man has ...
Washington Post
HOUSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard used boats, a helicopter and airplanes Saturday to search for four fishermen who went missing off the Texas Gulf Coast after their boat sank. The Coast Guard received a distress signal from the 50-foot vessel at 3:30 a.m 


Authorities: 1 hit by boat near Little River
San Francisco Chronicle
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — Boat and dive teams are searching near Little River after authorities say one person was hit by a boat. Leslie Yancey with Horry County Fire and Rescue says authorities got a call Sunday afternoon that someone had been hit by ...
 


Boating Accidents And Rescues:

2 rescued from capsized boat off San Diego beach
Sacramento Bee
SAN DIEGO -- Two sailors have been rescued by a Coast Guard crew after their sailboat capsized near a San Diego beach. Petty Officer Henry Dunphy says the crew was sailing off Silver Strand State Beach Friday when its members noticed the 12-foot boat ...


 Overboard surfer rescued by yacht after 27hours treading water
Sail World
In a bizarre incident, a holidaying surfer on a chartered surfing boat, who merely went on deck during the night to relieve himself and fell overboard, has been rescued 27 hours later in Indonesian waters by an Australian sailing yacht who joined the ..


Stranded Kayaker Rescued From Red Cedar River
WLNS
Officials say the man lost control of his kayak and was out too far to get back to dry lans. He spent at least 40 minutes stranded in the water. The Lansing Police Department and the Lansing Fire Department worked together to bring the man to shore safely.


 2 children suffer minor burns in boat explosion - KSAZ 10
MyFox Phoenix
2 children suffer minor burns in boat explosion. Authorities say two children suffered minor burns after a boat engine exploded about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix at Lake Apache. Authorities say two children suffered minor burns after a boat engine ...


 Coastguard alert after French yacht entangled in nets off Purbeck
Dorset Echo
YACHTSMEN called for help after their vessel got stuck in nets off the Purbeck coast. Coastguard authorities in France told Portland Coastguard about the French yacht Revatua, with three persons aboard, caught fast in fishing nets off St Alban's Head


 Russian sailor winched to safety in dramatic Bass Strait rescue
The Australian
The 47-year-old Russian was sailing to New Zealand in a yacht as part of an around the world trip when he got into trouble about 110 nautical miles south east of Mallacoota last Friday about 1.20am. He let off his Emergency Position Indicating Radio ...


 Three rescued from sinking speedboat off Rockley
BBC News
Portland Coastguard helicopter attended after losing communication with the speedboat during a 999 call. Poole Lifeboat found the stricken vessel off Russell Quay and towed it to safety after the alarm was raised at 13:15 BST on Saturday. No-one was hurt.


 Two men rescued as boat capsizes
Northern Star
Ballina Jet Boat Rescue, the same crew from last week's dramatic rescue who have now been nominated for bravery awards, was called to their aid and spent an hour-and-a-half towing the boat to the spit, rolling it over and pumping the water out before ...

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