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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

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 Boat tax relief bill considered in Connecticut - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
Every time a boat comes into the state there's dockage, painting, repairs and other work, plus the owners are spending money at restaurants, stores and other places,” Westerson said. The state House and Senate approved a similar bill last year, but Gov.

Coast Guard visiting marinas to warn about false distress calls
Last week, the Coast Guard spent 24 hours searching for a boater in distress after getting a call on April 17. The call came from somewhere between Herring Bay in southern Anne Arundel County and the Choptank River on the opposite side of the bay.

Boating Safety Education and Classes:

 Cayuga County Sheriff's Office to hold boater safety course - Auburn Citizen
Auburn Citizen
The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office will hold a boater safety course in Scipio next month. The course will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Scipio Fire House, 3550 Route 34. Attendees are encouraged to bring a life jacket. The course

 Canoe courses for beginners to start
Banbury Guardian
Canoe courses for beginners to start. Published on 23/04/2013 15:00. Cherwell Canoe Club is running novice courses at Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Banbury, this summer. Three courses of five weeks each will be running on Wednesdays from May to ..

Boating Safety News:

State Parks seeks Boating Safety Advisory Council member
Access Washington
The Boating Safety Advisory Council is a general advisory committee that assists and advises the Commission on the administration of its Boating Safety Program, which provides information and education on safe and environmentally sound boating ...

Anchor Bay power squadron celebrating 40 years of existence
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers
Since it's likely the lakes won't be compromising with some of their biggest cheerleaders anytime soon, members of the Anchor Bay Unites States Power Squadron are offering alternatives in the form of boater and vessel related safety classes. While ...

Two men facing charges for attack on FWC officer
Parcell says Officer Wilcox went to perform a routine check and found the boating license was expired. During her contact with the two men, Thomas allegedly attacked Officer Wilcox, punching her, then taking off. A second unnamed man is also facing ...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check Schedule
Kansas City infoZine
They are the best way of learning about problems that might be a violation of state or federal laws and provide the boating public with safety tips that could possibly mitigate or eliminate preventable danger on the water. If you are unable to make it

Coast Guard warns kayakers, canoers of fast-moving Saginaw River
The Bay City Times -
The U.S. Coast Guard Saginaw River is warning canoers and kayakers to take precaution or stay off the Saginaw River as the current is moving much faster than normal, said Petty Officer Ryan McInnis. McInnis said the Saginaw River typically flows at a ...

Pulse of The People: Fire a flare
Troy Record
Permission to fire flares will be granted by the Coast Guard for Dutchman's Landing on May 19 when safety briefings and training will be presented by members of the Sacandaga and Hid-Hudson Power Squadrons. Emergency flares are useful to let a rescue ...

Deal signs bill to lower blood-alcohol content for boaters to .08
Rome News Tribune
Gov. Nathan Deal today signed SB 136, a bill that lowers the blood-alcohol content limit for boaters from a .10 to a .08 and increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated. The legislation also serves to educate the public on boater .

Our Voice: Brush up on water safety before summer starts in Mid-Columbia
Bellingham Herald
State law requires boat operators to carry a Washington State Boater Education card when operating motorboats with 15 horsepower or greater (including personal watercraft or any motorized watercraft). If you're under age 50, you need to have that card ...

Sheriff's marine unit pitches boating safety
Suncoast News
Although a boater's license is not required in Florida to operate a boat, Tobin recommends taking a boating course through the Coast Guard to learn about safety, boating laws and basic etiquette. Boat insurance such as Sea Tow, Tobin said, is also .

 Missouri River Safety Day
The Roundup
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Townsquare Media and Sykes are sponsoring the Missouri River SPLASH – a recreation and boating safety event for everyone who enjoys the Missouri River. The event is Thursday, May 16 in Mandan from 3-6 ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Coroner: Body found near area of boater search
San Francisco Chronicle
Boats and divers were searching in the Little River Inlet on Sunday for a person who was reportedly hit by a boat. Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick confirmed a man died near the scene Sunday evening and thinks it to be the missing boater. The victim's name ...

PAUPACK TWP.Body found in Lake WallenpaupackFisherman's empty boat ...
Ledgedale and Tafton dive teams as well as Lakeville Fire Company and several ambulance services assisted at the scene. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is the lead agency, being assisted by the above fire and rescue companies, Towboat USA ..

Body of Tyler man who died from boating accident found - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Tyler Morning Telegraph
A Tyler man was found dead after a boating incident on Lake Palestine Sunday evening. According to witnesses, a woman and Frederick Perkins, 56, were fishing on Lake Palestine just after 8 p.m. when they either feel into the water or the boat began to ...

 Fatal accident under review
Investigators from Ministry of Labour are reviewing fatal boating accident last June on Lake of the Woods. (Courtesy Ministry of Labour) Investigators with the Ministry of Labour are having another look at a fatal boating accident last summer ...

Canoe of missing Langley teens found during search
CTV News
A full-scale search for two Langley teen boys is growing frantic, as the pair's canoe has been found half-submerged in a B.C. interior lake. The teens, 16 and 17, were on a weekend trip to Nikola Lake near Merritt. Both were supposed to be home by .

Fatal Kayak Accident in South Iceland
death-announcements A man in his early fifties on a kayak drowned off Herdísarvík in Southwest Iceland yesterday afternoon. A driver on Suðurstrandavegur noticed the kayak upside down and immediately called the emergency services. Search and rescue ...

 Girl dies after being struck by boat propeller
Today's News-Herald
Lake Havasu City emergency responders readied themselves at Lake Havasu State Park's north ramp at approximately 3:40 p.m. Monday to intercept an injured 8-year-old female who suffered cuts from a boat propeller. “The 8-year-old came off of the boat ...

 Jury reaches verdict in DiGilio's boating death trial
The Star-Ledger -
Michael Kennedy, a boat accident investigator called by prosecutors, told jurors the bulb of the Imperial's bow light showed signs it had burned out some time before the collision. An expert for the defense said the bulb was working and illuminated

 Identity of Horn Pond Drowning Victim Released
As reported on Woburn Patch, on April 15 emergency personnel, including divers from Woburn and Stoneham, responded to a report of a man under the water in Horn Pond. According to reports one of the two men in the canoe was able to swim to shore but ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Surfer survives 27 hours at sea floating without a lifejacket, circling shark
Colin Chenu was on a surfing vacation with eight others on a Sydney-owned charter boat off the Mentawai Islands when one of the Indonesian crew members coincidentally heard from the harbormaster at Tua Paget that a man had been lost at sea.

POLICE: Louisville man accused of "boating under the influence"
Police say he had slurred speech, glassy eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. Munno admitted to having three drinks, according to the arrest report, and blew a .204 on a portable breathalyzer test. He was charged with boating under the influence  

Falmouth Coastguard and yacht help lone sailor taking on water
Falmouth Packet
Falmouth Coastguard made an emergency broadcast via Inmarsat after picking up the distress alert from the Norwegian yacht Ghost just after 10pm last night, when the vessel was 220 nautical miles south west of the Isles of Scilly. A number of vessels 

 Verbatim: Canoe capsizes in Wabash River; 2 survive
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)
A 911 call was received, just after 8:20 pm, from a person on the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge who witnessed a canoe occupied by two people overturn in the flooded Wabash River. It was reported that two canoes were observed floating downstream.

Lake accident sends two to hospital Sunday
Today's News-Herald
The call was related to boat races associated with the 22nd annual Lake Havasu Boat Show at Lake Havasu State Park. Lake Havasu City firefighters were called to assist with the injured skier because River Medical ambulance personnel, who were 

 Two Men Injured in Boating Accident on Paintsville Lake
Two Men Injured in Boating Accident on Paintsville Lake. JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Two men suffered serious injuries in a boating accident on Paintsville Lake. It happened Monday night about 7:00. According to the Johnson County Rescue Squad, 

 Water Rescue Underway Near Ameren Rush Island Power Plant
(KTVI) – The Jefferson County R-7 Fire Department has rescued a father and son out boating on the Mississippi River Tuesday evening. It's not known why the two were out on the river and subsequently got stuck on debris in the river. The man and his so

 Fire destroys powerboat in Stony Point yacht club
The Journal News |
Fire destroys 42-foot houseboat: Raymond Testasecca of Fort Lee, N.J., lost his houseboat to fire at Minisceongo Yacht Club in Stony Point on Tuesday. Video by Akiko Matsuda/The Journal News 

Firefighters rescue two men after canoe overturns
Purdue Exponent
An Indiana Conservation Service news release says a caller standing on a Lafayette pedestrian bridge alerted police at about 8:20 p.m. that a canoe with two people had overturned in the flooded river and that three people in a second canoe had tried

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