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Monday, April 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

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 Boat Safety Course Will Satisfy NJ Regulations
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 67 on Lake Hopatcong, will conduct a safety boating class Monday and Tuesday. The course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. each night and taught by United States Coast Guard certified instructors licensed by the ...

Boating Safety news
Memorial Day Weekend could give boaters fits
Elizabethtown Bladen Journal
Like a football game “kick-off,” boaters will work to a frenzy to get their boats in the water by the May 27 goal line. But what is different this time of year, report officials with the Boat Owners Association of The United States, is that both the .

 Head of Prince family investigation is awarded with Boating Officer of the Year
Gainesville Times
Cpl. Shawn Elmore was at Lake Lanier within a few hours of being assigned as lead investigator of a double fatality accident last summer. Elmore, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, has now been named 2012 Georgia Boating Officer of Year ...

St. Louis River anglers will face new challenges this summer
Duluth News Tribune
As winter loosens its grasp on the St. Louis River, recreational boaters and anglers will face a new problem. Namely, how to navigate a river channel changed by last summer's flooding without the aid of navigational buoys upriver from Spirit Lake. The ..

Proposed watercraft regulations would close Snake River to motorized craft ...
County 10
(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be holding a public meeting to gather input on two proposed motorized watercraft regulations for the Snake River and proposed changes for area fishing regulations. The meeting will be 6 p.m.

 Experts: Don't attempt to save swept-away pets
This image provided by Pamela J. Boehland shows public service poster created by the U.S. Coast Guard advising swimmers not to attempt to rescue their dogs who get swept away into surf. Experts say the average dog is a better swimmer than the average ...

Sticker program for kayaks, paddleboards designed for safety
The Salem News
Ken Yuszkus/Staff photo Phil Karwowski of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, holds an identification sticker for unregistered watercraft. The Coast Guard has started a new program asking people to put identifying stickers on their kayaks, canoes ..

 Coast Guard Auxiliary to patrol NH lakes
The Union Leader
"Their mission is to promote boater safety, to assist those boaters who might be in distress for any reasons and to make themselves available for courtesy boat inspections and general safe boating practices." Skillings, who lives in Milton, said the ...

 Drunk boating in Salem
Alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents involving the USA's 12.4 million registered boats, the U.S. Coast Guard says. There were 126 fatalities and 293 injuries in 330 alcohol-related boating accidents in the USA in 2010 ...

 DNR urges caution with warm weather, cold water
NEW ULM - Boaters, canoeists and kayakers anxious to hit newly-thawed rivers and lakes across the southern part of the state should consider the potential danger of cold waters, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 Black Hills Paddlers talk kayak safety - Rapid City Journal
Rapid City Journal
Andrew, who was born and raised in Rapid City, is a kayaking instructor. He helped the Black Hills Paddlers on Saturday at Canyon Lake instill an important message in enthusiasts of a booming sport in the Black Hills: "Engage your brain before engaging ...

 Y teaches water safety
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Hank Elchert of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary taught tips on boat safety. He said the most important thing to know about being in a boat is to wear the proper life-preserving device. Bob Stover, YMCA scuba instructor also was in attendance, giving an ...

Boating Fatalities:

Boaters spot 2 bodies in Erie County lake, bay
Toledo Blade
SANDUSKY — Warmer weather leading to more boats on the water might have contributed to the recovery Friday of the bodies of father-daughter kayakers missing for almost three weeks. A boater reported spotting a girl's body at about 11:15 a.m. Friday in 

 Memorial set for Tempe Town Lake icon -
O'Connor, as Tempe's boating-programs coordinator for the past nine years, was at Town Lake last Saturday, as he was most Saturdays. On Saturdays, the lake buzzes with people paddleboarding, kayaking, boating and rowing. But last Saturday, shortly 

Father-son duo drowns as boat capsizes
Press Trust of India
Rajnandgaon, Apr 28 (PTI) A man and his one-and-half year-old son drowned when their boat capsized in Sheonath river in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh today, a senior police official said. Gayatri Prasad Sahu (42) was returning after visiting a ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues: 

Accused drunken Salem boater wants evidence tossed overboard
The Salem News
Accused drunken Salem boater wants evidence tossed overboard. BY JULIE MANGANIS STAFF WRITER The Salem News Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:30 AM EDT. SALEM — Prosecutors say it was a rescue off a boat that may have been about to sink. But Bradford ..

SoCal man loses leg in boating accident on Lake Havasu
Today's News-Herald
A 52-year-old Placentia, Calif., man had his right leg amputated below the knee in a boating accident with a propeller Saturday afternoon at Lake Havasu State Park. He was later listed in critical condition. The emergency call came in at 2:34 p.m. from ..

Sailboat catches fire at West Bay Marina in Olympia
A sailboat caught fire at West Bay Marina in Olympia Friday night, causing an estimated $75,000 in damage, according to a news release. Olympia firefighters were called to 2100 West Bay Drive Northeast at 5:41 p.m. to find a 26-foot sailboat on fire .

  Yacht gets stuck on Indented Head reef
Geelong Advertiser
Drysdale Sergeant Grant Langmaid said the captain from St Kilda Yacht Club was involved in a race around the bay and had probably tried to take a shortcut. ``They've gone on the wrong side of Governor Reef and got stuck,'' Sgt Langmaid said. ``They had ...

 Man rescued from upturned canoe in Loch Leven
BBC News
A man has been airlifted to hospital after his canoe capsized on a Highland loch. The RNLI Oban lifeboat was called to Loch Leven where a member of the public had reported an upturned canoe two miles from Kinlochleven at 14:30. Rescue teams from Fort ...

 Eight people and a puppy rescued by coastguard after being stranded by tide
Scottish Daily Record
The RNLI Oban lifeboat was called to Loch Leven in the Highlands where a member of the public had reported an over-turned canoe two miles from Kinlochleven at 2.30pm. Coast rescue teams from Fort William in the Highlands and Appin in Argyll and Bute 

Kayak capsizes in P-town; no one injured
PROVINCETOWN – Three people were taken ashore Friday evening after rescue crews responded to a report of a capsized kayak nearby, according to Provincetown police. Crews responded to the west end breakwater in Provincetown around 5 p.m. and .

 Stranded boaters rescued in NW Montana
KXLH Helena News
Agents patrolling the lake spotted the trio and coordinated the rescue using "specialized riverine patrol watercraft," according to a news release. The boat was eventually towed safely to the Rexford, Montana, boat launch. (photo courtesy U.S. Customs) ...

 Four rescued from burning boat on bay
San Francisco Chronicle
(04-27) 12:47 PDT San Francisco -- Four fishermen were rescued from a burning boat a quarter mile off Candlestick Point Saturday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. Lt. Heather Lampert said the vessel was taking on water and leaking gas ...

Fisherman rescued after falling from his boat in Round Pond in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — Roland Soucy planned to fish at Plug Pond yesterday. Instead, the 70-year-old Bradford resident cast his line in Round Pond, and helped save someone's life. Soucy arrived around 7:50 for a morning of fishing near the boat ramp on Stanley ...

 Man cited for sinking boat in Moses Lake
Columbia Basin Herald
MOSES LAKE - The operator of a boat that capsized in Moses Lake was found to be drinking at the time of the incident, but was later found to be under the legal limit for alcohol during a breath test. Capt. Chris Anderson, with the state Fish and 

Trio cling to rocks before rescue
Meanwhile, police issued a call to all vessels after a yacht became stranded with mechanical failure about 8km off Cape Palliser, across Wellington Harbour on Wairarapa's isolated south coast. Mr Hart said a man was stranded and there was concern for ...

  Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes in Reservoir
Richard Morrissey of Lynn said he was in the front of the canoe and his brother Kevin, of Peabody, was in the back when the boat started to take on water. Both men eventually ended up in the water. A bystander and Danvers firefighters helped get the

4 plucked from sea off Diamond Head after kayaks overturn
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Coast Guard and the fire department rescued a group of six kayakers off Kaimana Beach in Waikiki Saturday morning. Someone in the group contacted the Honolulu Fire Department at about 8 a.m., saying some of their kayaks had overturned, the Coast ...

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