Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:
Boater safety classes
WLKM Radio
The first of five boater-safety classes in St. Joseph County takes place Saturday at the Colon Fire Department. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department, the class is available to people 12 years of age and older. It runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m .

 ODNR Division of Watercraft To Offer Power Boating Skills Course June 9
The course fee is $47. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license be able to show proof they have completed a boater safety education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

 Boating Safety Course to be Held in Hastings
A boating safety course is scheduled to be held at the Hastings Police Department on Friday, June 21. According to Scott Eveland, Boating Safety Officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required for all ...

 Boater education class set for Saturday
Daily Astorian
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Astoria, in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board, will teach a Mandatory Boater Education Class leading to a boater education card from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the second floor conference room at ...

 SUBMITTED ARTICLE: SCDNR Visits Leavelle McCampbell to Cover Boating ...
Aiken Standard
Boaters younger than 16 are required by law to pass an approved boater education course before operating, without supervision, a personal watercraft (jet ski) or a boat powered by 15 horsepower motor or more. The course can be taken in a classroom ...

 US Power Squadrons Takes Its Advanced Level Courses Online with BoatUS ...
Two leading boating education organizations with a history of making boating education easy and affordable, have teamed up to offer a fully interactive online seminar for those First Mates who may find themselves needing to take command of the family boat.

 Parent/child workshop offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
WINFIELD | The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a conducted a number of Boating Safety Courses this past year in conjunction with Winfield Township, Lakes of the Four Seasons and the U.S. Steelworkers Union. Many students have graduated and received ...

Boat Ed's Educator of the Year Award Presented to Idaho Marine Deputy Mike ...
PR Web (press release)
Mike Gladhart, marine deputy for the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office in Orofino, Idaho, accepted the educator of the year award on May 7 at the Western States Boating Administrators Association annual conference. The award is sponsored by Kalkomey ...

 Outdoors calendar 5-30-13
Journal Times
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour boating safety course from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays, June 1 and June 8. The classes will be held at the DNR Service Center, 9531 Rayne Rd., Sturtevant. This is an

Boating Safety News:

Freedom to Fish Act on President's Desk
About - News & Issues
On a larger scale, the Freedom to Fish Act, according to its Facebook page, "ensures boater access to river tailwaters will continue for sportsmen and recreational fishermen." Tailwaters affected along the Cumberland River and its tributaries include ...

 Georgia Boating Laws Change
Southern Political Report
On June 18, 2012, 9 year old Jake Prince and his 13 year old brother, Griffin, were killed on Lake Lanier in north Georgia when a drunken boater collided with their family's pontoon boat. Five others were injured in the accident. On July 8, 2012, 11 ...

Clerk's Office offers guide to boating in New York State
Buffalo News
The New York State Boater's Guide is now available through the Erie County Clerk's Office. The guide book, which is put out by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, provides a summary of the more important laws, registration ...

State parks rangers pushing boating safety this summer
State parks rangers are pushing boating safety as the summer begins. Hundreds of people had their boats out on Utah Lake over the Memorial Day weekend, keeping rangers busy. The Coast Guard's auxiliary was also called out to provide assistance.

NOAA's Free Nautical Charts for Recreational Boating
Alaska Native News
MyNOAACharts, a mobile app beta test for Android tablets, can easily integrate the user's location, the nautical chart, and all the navigational information from the U.S. Coast Pilot. Image-NOAA. As recreational boaters gear up for a summer of fun on ...

 Safety concerns stressed during summer boating season
However, the rules for alcohol consumption differ depending on where you're boating. For example, state-owned lakes in Mississippi do not allow alcohol consumption while you're on the lake, but others that are federally controlled might have different ...

Austin police: 94 arrested during 'no refusal' drunken driving weekend
Austin American-Statesman
Austin police say they arrested 94 people as part of a “no-refusal” Memorial Day weekend initiative to crack down on driving or boating while intoxicated. The vast majority of the arrests were for driving while intoxicated, police said. At least four .

Memorial Day holiday weekend ends in more than 30 arrests
Palm Beach Post
The Memorial Day holiday weekend resulted in more than 30 arrests, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reported. Over a three-day period from Saturday to Monday, deputies made eight arrests for underage drinking and seven for boating or driving ...

Coast Guard begins boating season checks
Newsday (subscription)
It was the first nice on-the-water day of the holiday weekend that serves as the unofficial kickoff of the boating season, so the petty officer second-class was leading a midday patrol to check for required... Content Preview This content is exclusive ...

 Boat safety tips after fatal crash
HQ Yellowknife
Yellowknife, NWT - RCMP continue to investigate the boating death of a woman last week near Fort Liard in the Territory's southwest corner. A 77-year-old woman was killed when two boats smashed into each other. Meanwhile, with the fatal crash in mind ...

New life-jacket program helps people stay safe on the water
EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU)--Boating season is officially underway. In the next few weeks, more people will be hitting the lakes and rivers but that also means more people will be at risk of near drowning's and boating accidents. The good thing is Wisconsin ...

Lifejackets, boating courses save lives
Cape Gazette
With the 2013 summer season making its debut last weekend, many boaters will be heading out on the water. As they do, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Office of Boating Safety and Education encourages them to remember ...

 Boating officials advise 'be safe; boat smart'
Daily Commercial
Boaters need to be aware that when they go into some of the different canals, you have to be careful of the depth of the boat and you have to know what your boat draws, and what that means there is a certain depth between the water line and the bottom ..

 Local boating facility grant
Busselton Dunsborough Mail
The Minister for Transport Troy Buswell said recreational boating enthusiasts would benefit from the funding, from the Recreational Boating Facilities Scheme grants, to improve boating facilities in the region. Mr Buswell made the announcement with the ...

Watercraft in Yellowstone must be inspected
Laurel Outlook
To more thoroughly protect the waters of Yellowstone National Park, all motorized and non-motorized watercraft entering the park's lakes must first pass an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection on their boats as part of the watercraft permitting ..

  BCSO Warns of Operating Watercraft on Econfina Creek
The Bay County Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints of high-power watercraft being used in the Econfina Creek system and adjacent springs. Using any watercraft with an engine that exceeds 10 horsepower within Econfina Creek is prohibited ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

 Boater safety classes
WLKM Radio
The first of five boater-safety classes in St. Joseph County takes place Saturday at the Colon Fire Department. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department, the class is available to people 12 years of age and older. It runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m .

 Body of Missing Boater Found in Cooper River
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A body found in the Tailrace Canal on Tuesday morning has been identified as that of a boater who went missing on Saturday. According to published reports, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said that the body of 57-year-old ...

 2 killed, 1 injured when boat hits dock in NE Fla.
Gainesville Sun
Authorities say another boater was able to rescue Alicia Babb. The bodies of Hall and Franklin Babb were recovered from the water nearby. In a separate incident Sunday night, a man jumped from his boat into the St. Johns River. Wildlife officials say ...

 Body pulled from St. Johns River
Sgt. Paul says it's possible that the body is that of a missing boater who jumped into the river in the Ortega area on Sunday and hasn't been seen since. JSO says they will know more once an autopsy has been conducted. Newsletters · RSS Feeds · Mobile ...

 Boating season comes with OWI risks
WQOW TV News 18
Jacque wants to reintroduce a bill which stops someone who was picked up for drunken boating from driving a boat for at least one year, "You're not going to be able to find the silver bullet to fix every situation, but to the extent that you can try to .

 Safe boating: Drinking, boating just don't mix
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -. It was a deadly Memorial Day weekend on South Carolina's waterways. Just before noon on Tuesday, the body of a 57-year-old missing fisherman was pulled from the river in Berkeley County, while a second boater is still missing.

 British woman killed in boating accident in Malaysia
Motor Boats Monthly
The Foreign Office has confirmed that a British woman died following a boating accident yesterday. South-Beach,-Perhentian-Besar,-Malaysia.jpg. A woman has died after being involved in a boating accident in Malaysia, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

 Two die in boat crash
Florida Times-Union
According to witness interviews, St. Johns County Fire Rescue accounts and media reports, boaters Franklin T. Babb and Warren C. Hall, both 52, were heading north when the boat crashed and they were thrown into the pitch-dark ocean. Both were later .

 Bill would require boat safety course for every operator
Legislative Gazette
As the boating season is set to begin on New York waterways, Assemblywomen Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, and Sen. David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, have renewed their efforts to promote boat safety awareness throughout the state. The two lawmakers, citing ...

 Boy, 14, dies in canoe accident over holiday weekend
Detroit Free Press
Two days later, on Sunday ), Jamil died in a canoeing accident on the Au Sable River, his father said. The canoe Jamil was in flipped over, according to a news release from the Oscoda Township Police Department. Authorities found Jamil about a half ...

Brainerd man whose canoe capsized identified
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
The name of the 64-year-old Brainerd man who died Sunday when his canoe capsized in the water on the Gull River near Barbeau Road has been identified as Peter L. Johnson, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. Johnson and his 4-year-old .

Man Falls Overboard, Dies in Rafting Trip near Hope
Spaulding says guides are still being interviewed about the circumstances of Morton's death, but initial uncertainties about the details are similar to those in the company's only other fatality -- the death of Anchorage doctor Gary Archer, 60, whose

Jet Ski rider dies after Lake Greenwood boating accident
WHNS Greenville
After a boat and Jet Ski collided on Lake Greenwood, state agents said a rider who was airlifted to the hospital later died. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Greg Lucas said the crash happened just before 8:20 p.m. Monday on ...

Three killed in L. Bisina boat capsizePublish Date: May 28, 2013
New Vision
Three people including a five-year-old boy have died after their boat capsized on Lake Bisina on Monday evening in the eastern district of Katakwi, a pastor says. Simon Okoboi, 26, and Modesta Akello with her son only identified as Idongut, 5, died at ...

 TVCC employee drowns in rafting accident
Ontario Argus Observer
Lori Eyler, 46, Treasure Valley Community College's Director of Advising, was killed in a rafting accident near Grant's Pass in Josephine County Saturday, according to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office. It's believed that Eyler, along with three ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Coast Guard: Crew helps save child while taking drunken boater to police station
The Star-Ledger -
MANASQUAN – A routine safety inspection on Saturday lead to the arrest of a drunken boater on the Manasquan River, according to the Coast Guard. The boat's operator, whose name was not released, blew a .18 reading on a breathalyzer test, and out of ...

 Boater charged after boat bumps Johnnie Mercer's Pier
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Wildlife officers charged a boater with operating a watercraft while impaired after his boat bumped Johnnie Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach yesterday. Investigators say Michael Rushing's 50-foot boat came too close ...

Boater calls for help after motor problems develop
WPSD Local 6
PADUCAH, Ky. - Motor problems forced a boater to call for help near Paducah, Kentucky's riverfront Tuesday. McCracken County Emergency Management director Paul Carter told Local 6 it happened Tuesday afternoon. He says the pleasure boat's driver ..

 11 survive houseboat going over Mississippi River dam near Winona
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Eleven people on a houseboat went over a Mississippi River dam near Winona, Minn., during a Memorial Day excursion and survived, with many of them rescued as they clung to a lifeboat, said a boater who brought them safely to shore. The 58-foot-long ...

 Galveston boaters injured in hit-and-run in channel
Houston Chronicle
Two other people on the 27-foot sailboat were injured in the crash, which occurred between 9 and 9:30 p.m. just past Seawolf Fishing Pier off Galveston Island, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife. Officials said investigators later found a damaged ...

9 victims rescued from Tahoe after boat capsizes
San Francisco Chronicle
Deputies say people aboard a sailboat had pulled three victims from the water, but were struggling against heavy winds to rescue the others. Sheriff's officials say they pulled two people from the water, while Coast Guard personnel rescued another four.

 8 injured in boating accident near Ravenswood
San Francisco Chronicle
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a boating accident on the Ohio River near Ravenswood that injured eight people. Jim Thaxton with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a boat hit another boat that was stationary.

Ariz. Game and Fish officers injured in boating accident
Law enforcement maintained a huge presence on Lake Pleasant over the Memorial Day weekend in an effort to keep drunken boaters off the water. While on patrol, three Arizona Game and Fish officers were thrown into the water after their boat somehow ...

Owner left with sinking feeling after yacht washed on to rocks
Irish Times
The skipper of a yacht bought recently for a him as a present by his daughter could only watch in disbelief as the vessel was dragged off rocks where it had washed up overnight. The 29ft sailing yacht had been moored offshore at the White Strand near ...

Yacht gutted by fire in Esperance
The West Australian
Firefighters were called to the scene just before 5.45am this morning to reports of a sailing boat on fire in the Esperance Bay Yacht Club on The Esplanade. Three crews of volunteers battled for almost two hours to contain the blaze, which caused ...

ONLINE UPDATE: Yacht runs into Mercer's
Lumina News
At approximately 5 p.m., a 52-foot Sea Ray yacht ran aground near the south side of Johnnie Mercer's Pier, disabling the vessel's motor. North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission officer Fred Gorchess said the driver, Michael Rushing, was attempting ..

 Trio rescued after canoe capsizes
Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Three people were rescued from the Pigeon River on Saturday, May 25 after their canoe apparently capsized, the Newport Police Department reported. At 2:14 p.m., officers with the NPD were dispatched to the area of the Pigeon River between ...

 Three boaters rescued from Pend Oreille River
KXLY Spokane
Nicholas Geoppo, 18, and Alexandra Wert, 18, were canoeing the river along with 17 year old passenger. The three had just gone over the falls, North of Metaline, when they were thrown from their aluminum canoe. This portion of the river can be ..

 Paddler rescued from Reversing Falls after kayak overturns
CTV News
The quick actions of a couple of tourists may have saved the life of a kayaker near the Reversing Falls. On Tuesday afternoon, a man paddling through the popular rapids in Saint John accidentally overturned his boat and yelled for help. Paul Sanzone ...

 One life jacket on sunken boat, friends make hard choice off Galveston
Houston Chronicle
Jacob Grant, 27, of Dickinson and Mark Pelc, 23, of Pearland told Galveston Beach Patrol lifeguard Brandon Venegas when their kayak overturned they struggled to keep each other afloat and cling to the boat. However, Grant said the kayak filled with ...

 Emergency crews deal with late-night rescue on rushing river
LaSalle News Tribune
Rescuers first responded to a report of four rafters stranded on an island after capsizing, Frazier said. Vermilion River Rafting, which outfitted the four for the raft trip, sent two employees in kayaks downstream to help, Frazier said. One kayaker ...

Nine people rescued after boat capsizes on Lake Tahoe
Tahoe Daily Tribune
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office boat unit and U.S. Coast Guard responded at about 2 p.m. Saturday to a report of a vessel taking on water near Dollar Point, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. El Dorado arrived at ...

 Fords Man Arrested for Boating Under the Influence, Coast Guard Says
A Fords man was arrested on charges he was allegedly driving his boat under the influence of alcohol in the waters of the Raritan Bay/ Ward Point Bend East, officials told The Coast Guard arrested David Zboyan. 53, at around 7:20 p.m. while ...

 Six children injured, none fatally, in a boat fire on the South River
Baltimore Sun
Six children were burned — two seriously — by a flash fire that occurred during a Memorial Day boat ride on the South River. Two of the three adults on board also suffered minor injuries. None of the burns appear to be life-threatening, said Division ...

 Colorado River boat crash injures 3
San Jose Mercury News
NEEDLES, Calif.—A weekend boat crash on the Colorado River has injured three people. The Mohave Daily News of Bullhead City, Ariz. ( says it happened late Saturday afternoon near Needles, Calif. Jodi Miller of the San Bernardino 

 4 rescued from Back River after sailboat overturns
The Virginian-Pilot
Four people were rescued from the Back River near Poquoson Wednesday afternoon after their sailboat overturned. A Virginia Beach-based Coast Guard crew was conducting a search in the area when they noticed the group waving their arms around 3 p.m.

 Game wardens file charges in hit and run boating accident
Lone Star Outdoor News
TPWD recently announced game wardens have filed felony charges against a Galveston man accused of failing to stop and render aid while operating a motorboat that collided with a sailboat in the Galveston Channel Sunday night. Dustin Paul Lunsford, 29, ...

Rescued from stranded boat
This is Scunthorpe
Crews from a lifeboat station successfully assisted a boat to safety after it was stranded in the River Humber last night (Tuesday, May 28). Initial calls were received from the HM Coastguard just after 11am yesterday and a rescue boat was launched to ...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boaters test skills at wheel of training vessel
“The water trainer will be used to provide hands-on training to students for our most recent America's Boating Course, members of our squadron seeking advanced certification and then general public wishing to learn basic power boating skills,” said the ...

Mobile Sail and Power Squadron offers 'safety through education' with boating ... (blog)
MOBILE, Alabama -- For nearly 100 hundred years, the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) has helped boaters learn about water safety and boating-related topics. Since 1943, the Mobile Sail and Power Squadron has implemented those lessons.

Outdoors: Calendar
Florida Times-Union
Boating Safety Class taught by Coast Guard Auxiliary from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., June 15 at Florida Tackle & Gun Club, 9010 San Jose Blvd. Info: (904) 721-1346. King Buster 400 on June 22, fished out of Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach. Junior Tournament ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches boating safety for Maritime Day Festival
Cape Gazette
Source: Submitted U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members at the Maritime Day Festival include in back (l-r) Vice Commander and Executive Officer Timothy Precht, Commander Stephen H. Smyk, Wally Brown, Kenneth Steinmann, Claude Benner and Division ..

Boating Safety News:

Wisconsin comes in third in alcohol-related boating deaths
The Oshkosh Northwestern
U.S. Coast Guard officials provide a tour of a vessel to state reps Andre Jacque, R-De Pere, left, and Eric Genrich, D-Green Bay. The tour took place as part of a boater-safety awareness event. / Provided ...

 Agencies: Can't go overboard with boat safety prep
The News-Press
“Only 11 percent of the deaths that occurred (nationwide in 2011) were on boats where the operator had taken a boater safety course,” Moro said. “I know it's boring and that people want to get out on the water, maybe have a beer and have some fun. But ...

 WLF agents stepping up waterway patrols - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge ...
"Be conscientious on where the other boats are, and also watching out of the kids...especially when people are pulling skiers and tubes and stuff," said boater Anthony Delatte. "Just have fun, but make sure you're going by the law with the life jackets

 The temperatures may be warm this holiday, but the water is not
David West-Boater: "The lake can be very busy." The lakes are packed. West: It's fun though very fun." And David West has spent 53 summers on Little Detroit. West: "Once in a while someone might have a little bit too much fun. But I think pretty much ...

As boating, water safety season begin, authorities urge common sense on the ...
Emergency responders hope swimmers and boaters follow those common sense rules as well as the summer recreation season begins. “A lot of things happen out there,” Ottawa County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brent Converse said about Lake Michigan. “We just ...

 Boating agencies prepare for new season
The Star Beacon
ASHTABULA — Boating safety is on the mind of area agencies hoping to keep the boating public safe during the upcoming season. “In Ashtabula County we have (more than) 5,000 registered boaters,” said U.S Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Bill ...

Lake Monticello Volunteers Stress Boating Safety
NBC 29 News
The unofficial kickoff to summer means boaters are hitting the water for the first time this season, and safety patrols are speaking out about potential dangers. Bill Flanders works alongside 77 other volunteers to patrol Lake Monticello and make sure ..

 Authorities urge Alabama residents to be prepared and remain sober if they're ...
The Republic
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — With the unofficial start of boating season kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, Alabama Marine Police are encouraging boaters and swimmers to obey the laws and avoid drinking while boating. Lt. Jon Archer of the Alabama ...

Kentucky waterways pose danger to reckless, unwary boaters
The Courier-Journal
The U.S. Coast Guard estimates life jackets could have saved the lives of more than 80 percent of boating deaths. They not only help you swim, but could keep you floating and alive if you get knocked unconscious in an accident. All recreational boats ...

 Drinking and boating: An illegal, dangerous combination
WASHINGTON - Many people think it is not a big deal, but drinking alcohol on a boat can be more dangerous than on dry land. "For some reason, people feel that they can get on a boat and that's time to open up a can of something," says Captain Steve ...

 Lake Lowell boaters heed safety warning
Idaho law does not allow people to operate a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Two boaters we spoke with say they would never consider the dangerous combination of drinking and boating. "I'm with my sons and it's important that we ...

 Be boat safe, boat smart and boat sober
Yuma Sun
Safety is always paramount when you're out on a boat, and with temperatures warming up, more people are taking to our waterways for boating fun. While a day on the water offers relaxation and recreation, safe boating practices are key to enjoying your .

 Coastguard warning as emergency radio channel is blocked
Bournemouth Echo
PORTLAND Coastguard has put out a warning urging mariners to be careful not the block the emergency VHF channel following an incident on Saturday. As Coastguard helicopter 104 was on its way back to Lee on Solent at 4.20pm, it located a strong open ...

Survive the summer, follow the rules of boater safety
Today's Sunbeam -
It is however important to be mindful of basic boater safety any time you cast-off; fun can turn to danger as quickly as the weather can turn from sunny and mild to rainy with heavy gusts. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard, in ...

Kimberly Blair: Considering safety a must for kayakers
Pensacola News Journal
The mystery surrounding his fate troubles many water-lovers who routinely strike out on their own in a kayak or on paddle board. The experience of gliding quietly through the water can't be enjoyed in a noisy motor boat. It's fun to be one with nature.

  Searches resume for two men lost at sea
Brisbane Times
Further north, a 29-year-old Japanese man is missing after his kayak capsized in rough seas near Fitzroy Island, off Cairns in far north Queensland. The Fitzroy Island Resort employee had been kayaking with a female co-worker about 2.1 kilometres off ...

Nevada may exempt Arizona, California boaters from invasive species decal
Mohave Valley News
Language in that bill specifically exempts watercraft registered in Arizona and California from the AIS decal requirement, if the NDW determines to its satisfaction that those states have an AIS management program in effect. The bill also includes an

 More than 60000 sign petition over boat safety laws
Daily Post North Wales
Campaigners including Lady Alice Douglas, whose nephew Tristan Douglas-Johnson died at the Southampton Boat Show in 2000, this week called for key cords to be obligatory so an out of control engine cuts out if a driver wearing one falls into the water.

Boating safety tips from FWC
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has several recommendations about boating safety. Living in Florida, we all know how to have a good time on the water. But a good time could quickly turn dangerous if you don't know the right safety ...

Safety first when boating, RCMP
Rocky View Weekly
RCMP warn those, planning to enjoy the cool breeze on a boat ride in Rocky View County's bodies of water, to head out prepared and aware of boating rules. “The important things are flotation devices and properly fitted lifejackets,” said Cpl. Shane ...

 Boating safety tips you shouldn't leave at the dock without
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY -- Most of boating safety tips are common sense, but this time of year it's best to pay attention to the little details that will likely help the most if you find yourself in trouble. Charlevoix County Sheriff's Deputies suggest ...

 McIntyre Gets Safe Boating Honor
North Carolina News Network
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre has received a national award for his leadership and efforts in promoting safe boating. At a Capitol Hill ceremony, the National Marine Manufacturers' Association presented the Congressman the National .

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Jacksonville police looking for missing boater
Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville police searched Sunday evening for a boater who disappeared in the St. Johns River near St. Vincent's Medical Center. The man, whose name police had not released, had spent the day on the river with several companions before going missing ...

Two people died after a boating accident on High Rock Lake Saturday afternoon.
WFMY News 2
Lexington, NC -- A holiday beautiful holiday weekend turned into a horrific tragedy for an Oakridge family, as Wildlife officials confirm two people died after a boating accident on High Rock Lake Saturday afternoon. A representative with NC Wildlife ..

Pregnant mother, child killed in boat collision
Greensboro News & Record
A young child and a pregnant woman were killed Saturday when their family's pontoon boat collided with a powerboat on High Rock Lake in Davidson County, authorities said. Wildlife officials said a speedboat collided and went over the top of a pontoon ..

 Minn. man dies when canoe capsizes; Ariz. boy safe
San Francisco Chronicle
BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in central Minnesota say a canoe carrying two people capsized on a river, and that a 64-year-old man died. A 4-year-old Arizona boy was saved. A WCCO-TV report ( ) says Crow Wing County ..

 Pittsburg: Kayaker found dead on Brown's Island
San Jose Mercury News
The missing man was last seen Thursday taking his kayak out from the Pittsburg Marina, Lee added, and the sheriff's office as well as the U.S. Coast Guard had been searching for him for about 24 hours. Lee said the Contra Costa coroner is still working ...

 Fishing boat with 2 teens aboard flips, 1 drowns
San Francisco Chronicle
CAMBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Michigan say a 17-year-old boy from suburban Detroit drowned after the boat in which he and a companion were fishing overturned. The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, ( ) says a ...

 Man drowns when canoe capsizes near Baxter, Minn.; 4-year-old rescued
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A canoe carrying two people on a river in central Minnesota capsized Sunday, resulting in one drowning and one rescue, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. A 64-year-old Brainerd man paddling on the Gull River died, but a four-year-old ...

Man believed drowned near Rosebery
Nelson Star
Slocan Lake RCMP say a Trail area man is presumed drowned in Little Wilson Lake near Rosebery after his canoe capsized. Police say they got the call Saturday evening. They spoke with two men from Trail who had been camping with the victim, one of ...

2 men killed, 1 woman injured when motor boat collides with dock in St. Augustine
The Republic
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — Two men were killed and a woman was injured when their boat collided with a dock in northeast Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 16-foot open motor boat collided with the dock Sunday ...

Alcohol number one cause of boating accidents
KUSA - The number one cause of boating accidents in Colorado is no accident at all. It's drinking. The state has toughened the law against boating under the influence. In 2008 the law was expanded to include jet skis, sailboats, canoes and rafts. The

Sheriff's office to loan life jackets to boaters, funded by Native Air
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is getting a donation this week, in recognition of National Safe Boating Week. The life jackets are being contributed by Native Air, an Air Ambulance company. Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom says life ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

 Boat capsizes in Ballena Bay near Crown Beach
San Jose Mercury News
By the time rescue crews reached the water, another boater had pulled a man in the sailboat to safety and dragged the sailboat back to shore, Colburn said. "The boater managed to flip it back over so no rescue was required," Colburn said. A preliminary .

Two boaters injured after hit-and-run accident on Lake Lanier
WGCL Atlanta
"We were pulling tubes all day," said boater Devon Underwood. "We've got probably 15 kids with us, and it breaks my heart to even hear about somebody hitting somebody else and not stopping." Authorities said the two victims, a male and female, were on

 Boating Accident Reported on the Ohio River
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a boating accident on the Ohio River. It happened about 3 p.m. Sunday near Buffington Island, which is just north of Ravenswood. Dispatchers say two boats collided and several people ...

Fisherman rescues injured yachtsman
The Advocate
Fisherman rescues injured yachtsman. May 27, 2013, 10 a.m.. A STANLEY fisherman rescued a 78-year-old man after a wave struck his yacht five miles offshore from Stanley yesterday. Police received a call from the injured yachtsman at about 6.30pm.

 One taken to hospital after canoe flips over in Red River
CTV News
One man was taken to hospital after a canoe carrying to men flipped over as it was traveling down the Red River and hit a tree Saturday evening. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. near Fraser's Grove Park. “My buddy held onto the canoe as it was ..

 2 in Flipped Canoe Rescued on Rappahannock
Crews responded to the 400 block of Riverside Drive in Fredericksburg just across the Rappahannock River from Stafford County where the canoe flipped. An adult male and young female signaled to rescue crews that they were OK, but said they needed ...

 BREAKING: Couple safe after canoe overturns
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
A Coffee County couple was found safe Sunday morning after spending the night on the banks of Duck River near Normandy when their canoe overturned. Jasen and Jackie Botts of Manchester walked out of a wooded area about 9 a.m., authorities said.

 Brisbane kayaker safe after hours at sea
Herald Sun
A MAN left clinging to his capsized kayak off Brisbane for more than six hours says his biggest fears were sharks and freighters. Danny Booth, 32, was kayaking with friends around noon (AEST) on Saturday near Moreton Island when he became separated .

 Teen injured in personal watercraft accident
WGCL Atlanta
A teen was injured when two personal watercrafts (PWC) collided on Allatoona Lake on Sunday afternoon, according to rangers. Corp of Engineers rangers said they witnessed the two PWCs jumping the wake of a boat. The rangers tried to stop the PWCs.

 CHP, Coast Guard, rescue 3 from Suisun Bay
San Jose Mercury News
SAN FRANCISCO—California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard crews teamed up to rescue three people from the waters of Suisun Bay after their catamaran capsized Saturday evening. The CHP sent a helicopter to the area after getting a call from the 

Cromer lifeboat's back-to-back rescues
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
On its way back the boat helped the yacht Glayva. Two crew had been taken off earlier by Sea Palling inshore lifeboat but the two remaining crew proved to be too inexperienced to sail the vessel themselves and to get her to harbour, said a Cromer  

Coast Guard says crew catches drunken boater
Asbury Park Press
MANASQUAN — Coast Guard crew members apprehended a drunken boater Saturday who was operating the vessel along the Manasquan River, according to a Coast Guard news release. After the Coast Guard stopped the 26-foot boat for a routine safety ...

  Kayaks capsize at Arrowhead Lake
Pocono Record
That boater was able to hang onto the kayak until help arrived. Then around 3:30 p.m., another boater capsized a kayak, but was unable to stay with the boat. Security officials were able to reach the boater with a rope. Arrowhead Lake residents provide ..

UPDATE | Rescued man may have been boating under the influence
Bainbridge Island Review
The boater who was rescued off Bainbridge Island early Monday was apparently under the influence of alcohol when he left Manchester late Sunday, a Coast Guard official said. Norman Dormat, 60, was found in his 8-foot boat near Restoration Point off the ...

 4 rescued after boat capsizes off Alaska
The rescued boaters were transported to Yakutat for transfer to medical facilities to be checked out. The Coast Guard had received a report Friday evening of the 22-foot personal watercraft having failed to arrive by the time stated on the boaters

 Rafting accident
WINONA - One person is airlifted to the hospital after a rafting accident in Fayette County. New River Gorge officials say that 51-year-old Douglas Downs of Loveland, Ohio, was flown to CAMC with a back injury after he and a group of rafters flipped ...

 El Dorado County Deputies, Coast Guard rescue 6 after boat overturns Friday
KRNV My News 4
El Dorado County Sheriff Boating Deputies responded with the U.S. Coast Guard to the incident. The El Dorado County Boat Unit arrived found six individuals in the water clinging to the hull of the overturned boat. The sailboat that had made the .

 Maryland boat explosion injures at least 6 people, including children
Washington Post
Anne Arundel County Fire Department Division Chief Keith Swindle said six of nine people on board the boat were injured — a 9-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl the most seriously. He said another 9-year-old boy, 13-year-old girl

 11 rescued when house boat tips near Dresbach
Winona Daily News
Eleven people were rescued from the Mississippi River early this evening when a house boat tipped near Lock and Dam No. 7 at Dresbach, Minn. Six people were taken to the hospital, but all are expected to live, authorities said at the scene. The other ..

OPP rescue anglers after boat flips
Timmins Press
Two men were successfully rescued by Ontario Provincial Police after their boat capsized during a fishing trip on Monday. The Gogama OPP was called in to respond to a call regarding a capsized vessel on Duke Lake, south of Gogama, off of Hwy. 144.

Man suffers eye socket injury in boat incident
Today's News-Herald
Mohave County Sheriff's Office waterway deputies investigated a boating incident that occurred about 4:25 p.m. Saturday near Lake Havasu State Park. Jody Schanaman, interim spokeswoman for MCSO, said two boats narrowly missed colliding resulting in