National Safe Boating Week May 18-24
National Safe Boating Week begins today, states crack down on drunken boating
Detroit Free Press
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating
accidents, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. It was the main factor in
17% of the 651 deaths involving registered recreational vehicles in
2012; that was a slight uptick from 16% the year
National Safe Boating Week May 18th – 24th
Southern Maryland News Net
BOCC May 7 2013 008 The North American Safe Boating Campaign is spreading the message of safe and responsible boating this season. Calvert County is home to a wide variety of pleasure boats and at times our waterways are very crowded. They can ...
"Boating Safety Week"
Mass. (WWLP) - The Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and
as many people get ready to kick off summer. The National Safe Boating Council is launching its week long campaign for safe boating. In 2011, 758 in the United States ...
Workshops & Programs: May 18 - The Journal Times
STURTEVANT — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an eight-hour course, “About Boating Safely,” from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 1 and 8 at the DNR Service Center, 9531 Rayne Road, Suite 4. This highly-interactive boating safety course includes ...
National Safe Boating Council and Sperry Top-Sider® Partner to Promote ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The National Safe Boating Council, the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating,
is again partnering with Sperry Top-Sider, the leading global nautical
performance and lifestyle brand famous for inventing the world's first ...
Boaters take safety tips at Coast Guard event
Live 5 News
Thousands of boaters
visit Lowcountry waterways each summer, and Coast Guard Charleston
Response Chief Brian LeFebvre wants each one to stay safe. Chief
LeFebvre and various maritime responders hosted a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event .
Tips for National Safe Boating Week
As Maryland takes part in National Safe Boating
Week (May 18-25), Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Albert
has a number of suggestions and warnings for those planning to be on the
state's waterways this spring and summer. •Wear your life ...
FWC urges boating safety
The News Herald
Day weekend, which kicks off summer activities, is right around the
corner, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
wants all boaters to remember to boat safely. “Florida is a great place to enjoy boating year-round ...
Boating Week brings attention to safety
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in the fatal boating
accidents accounting for 16 percent (125) of the total fatalities.
Operating a boat in hazardous waters contributed to 88 fatalities,
operator inattention 58, weather 54 and operator .
Mike Bleech: Safe Boating Week is about good sense
in many cases people are not required to wear a life jacket. This means
that the only time life jackets are of any practical use is in the case
of a slowly occurring boating accident -- one in which each person has time to retrieve, put on ..
6 boating safety tips for guests
During National Safe Boating Week, the BoatUS Foundation is urging boaters to take a friend boating, sailing or fishing. To assure everyone's safety, the foundation is recommends boaters give their guests a short pre-departure talk about important ...
Safe boating week begins
Danville Commercial News
DANVILLE — May 18-24 is National Safe Boating
Week and this always comes up just ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend,
which is the unofficial beginning of summer on many bodies of water.
Having spent all my life around water, I know that things can ..
Boating Safety News:
Saturday's Top 10: Boating Safety Tips
Their goal is to improve boater
behavior through education, awareness, and training to make
recreational boating a safe and enjoyable experience by reducing boating
accidents. This year they are launching their "Wear It!" campaign. It
States cracking down on drunken boating - USA Today
Georgia on Wednesday lowered its blood-alcohol content limit for boaters
from .10 to .08, the same threshold for drivers; it also enacted
harsher penalties for those convicted of boating while intoxicated. "We
believe getting a drunk boater off the ...
Tougher Washington law against drunken boating
In this June 10, 1999 file photo, a boater
is tested for intoxication by then Sheriff Deputy Greg Elwin during a
boat safety inspection on Black Lake near Olympia (The Olympian file).
(JANET JENSEN). Boaters in Washington who operate under the ..
Watch out on the water, OPP warns Victoria Day boaters - Ottawa Citizen
The keys to keeping out of harm's way on the open waters include wearing a life-jacket, being prepared and not drinking while boating, according to the Canadian Safe Boating Council. The OPP is reminding people that drinking and boating is against the ...
Caution advised at start of boating season
With temperatures rising, local boat owners are starting to come out of hibernation. And just in time for National Safe Boating Week, which kicks off this weekend. The week-long campaign aims to raise awareness about the best safety practices for boaters.
Life-jacket effort aims to promote boating safety
auxiliary members in Tampa inflated the devices; thousands more across
the nation and the world were expected to organize similar events to
raise awareness of boating safety, Teahan said. The auxiliary had another 11 people participate by wearing ...
Boating safety tips
Last year, officers made 95 arrests for boating
while intoxicated in Iowa. Even more people violated other rules of the
water by driving too quickly or by not having enough life jackets
onboard. That's never a problem for the McManns. "So I can stay
Five Things You Should Know About: Boating at Thousand Hills
Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News
Following recommendations by Kirksville's Lakes, Parks and Recreation Commission, the City Council voted to amend its boating ordinance at Thousand Hills State Park. While located in a state park, the lake is owned and governed by the city with the ...
Four Simple Tips Will Save Your Life If You Go Boating This Spring!
The Ontario Conservation Officers Association (OCOA) wants to take this opportunity to join with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to encourage everyone to think boating safety this spring. Ontario Conservation Officers will be patrolling ...
EMS Week To Be Celebrated In Yankton
Yankton Daily Press
EMS personnel are giving away life jackets for the kids who attend the event, as well as having boating
and water safety as well as games and prizes to be given away. The
event is primarily for children ages 1-17 and will take place at 4-8 p.m
WATER SAFETY: Army Corps of Engineers Warning
Organizers say on top of boating,
there is also a growing number of kayakers and canoers in the state.
They want to make sure whatever water sport you choose, you take the
time to be safe. “Some of the things we want them to do is make sure
they check ..
Make Sure You Are Ready for Lake Season
Your boat may have been covered up for several months during cold weather, so you'll need to check everything on it. Some boaters on Keystone Lake have already found out they aren't ready for boating season. "I came out my water line was broke. I had ...
Coast Guard reminding boaters of maritime safety
From learning how to tie knots, creating a float plan, carrying plenty of life jackets and having a designated driver, the Coast Guard is reminding people of the importance of staying safe on the water. The agency has already had 32 rescues on Lake ..
Wildlife: Boating fatalities down, life jacket use encouraged
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Fish and Boat Commission recently published its annual review of
boating fatalities in the May-June issue of Pennsylvania Angler and Boater. In 2012, 11 people died in boating accidents. That's 11 too many, but a big improvement over 2011 when ...
Leschper: Boaters abiding by rules sail on safter waters
What are Texas' boater education requirements? Anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1993, must pass a boater
education course to operate vessels over 15 horsepower and wind-blown
vessels over 14 feet. The course also must be passed to operate all ...
BOATING SAFETY: Don't buy life jackets for kids as if they're shoes
BoatUS Foundation for Boating
Safety is urging parents not to take the “you'll grow into it” approach
when it comes to buying life jackets for their children. While parents
hoping to save some money might buy shoes a little bigger than
necessary, that ...
Making boating safe while still having fun
goes by many different names — life jacket, life vest, life preserver,
personal floatation device or PFD. Regardless the name, its purpose is
to keep you alive until help arrives when you're involved in a boating accident. But it cannot work if it
Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes boating safety
St. Augustine Record
The local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary performs vessel checks regularly at different boat ramps and also offers public courses on boating safety. For information email member training officer and instructor William Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Safety week emphasizes need to wear life jackets 6 boating safety tips for guests
That requirement includes people operating personal watercraft or any motorized watercraft.
To get a card, boaters must: • Take an approved boater education course
in the classroom, classroom/hands on, online or at home. • Complete and
submit the ...
Life jackets make boating safer
According to the U.S. Coast Guard,
651 people died in boating accidents in 2012. Though that's the lowest
number of annual fatalities on record, it's 651 too many. Of those 651
deaths, 462 (71 percent) were by drowning. And of those 462 victims, 388
Body of missing boater Timothy Gordon Sr. found
Mississippi Press (blog)
MOSS POINT, Mississippi -- The body of missing boater
Timothy Gordon Sr. was found at about noon today, a sheriff's
department spokesperson said. Multiple agencies searched until 11:30
last night for Gordon, and they began again around 7 this morning,
Body found after boating accident on LaMoine River
San Francisco Chronicle
RIPLEY, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man missing since a boating
accident a week ago has been recovered from the LaMoine River in
western Illinois. The Journal Star in Peoria reports
(http://bit.ly/12CA3ro ) that Josh Hart, of Rushville, was ..
Two drown in boating accident in Richmond County
Northern Neck News
The bodies of two men were recovered today after a tragic boating
accident near Suggetts Point Road in Richmond County on Saturday, May
18. At approximately 10 a.m., officials received a call reporting an
overturned vessel. “A Riverdale Road man went .
Body of Rushville man recovered from river
The State Journal-Register
Josh A. Hart, 20, had been missing since a canoe
accident May 11 near Ripley and was presumed drowned, Quincy TV station
KHQA reported on its website. Hart's body was found about a mile south
of Ripley about 1 p.m.. The investigation is being handled ...
Teams still searching for missing kayaker
... but friends and family members are still looking for 21-year-old Joseph Kane. He was kayaking in Lake Frederick near NAS Pensacola and never returned home. He was in a bright yellow kayak with his dog. Kane, the dog, and the kayak are all still ...
Berlin Man Dies While Kayaking
At approximately 2 p.m. Saturday Keith Whitten, 58, of 33 Charron Avenue, Berlin was kayaking on the Upper Ammonoosuc River in Dummer with his wife Sharon when his kayak rolled over. When his wife realized that Whitten was not moving, she brought .
Man Missing in Tulalip Bay, Woman Rescued
A man who was in the boat with her died, said Coast Guard
officials. People who live around the bay reported hearing screams for
help around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. Three rescue agencies sprung to
action. Tulalip tribal authorities and Snohomish ...
One fisherman dead, two missing off NB coast
in Halifax said it received a distress call from the men at around 5:30
a.m.. A spokesman said the dead man was found near the sandbar and the
Canadian Coast Guard is looking for the other two men who were last seen standing on the hull of the boat.
Body found, rescued Moss Point boater arrested for drugs
The body of 55-year-old boater
Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now
investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the
accident. On Friday, Gordon and 40-year-old Curtis Goleman were thrown
from their small
One man dead, another taken to hospital after boating accident
UPDATED 11:09 p.m. Saturday. An 80-year-old man is dead after a boating
accident in Lunenburg County on Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews
were called to Wentzells Lake shortly after 5:30 p.m. after a boat
carrying two men capsized. The two men ...
Mountlake Terrace woman rescued from boating incident
Fisheries and the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Marine Services
Units responded and searched the area with boats while a helicopter from
the U.S. Coast Guard searched by air. Shortly after 11 p.m., a woman
was found in the water holding a ..
Divers recover bodies of 2 missing men after boat capsizes in Rappahannock ...
TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. — Virginia Marine Police divers have recovered the bodies of two men whose boat capsized in the Rappahannock River. The Coast Guard says a third man was rescued by a resident who saw the capsized boat near his home.
Boating Accidents and rescues:
Missing Fairhaven boater found walking on beach
A frantic overnight search for a missing boater
in Fairhaven ended when the man was found this morning walking along
the beach, police said. Gary Alves, 57, went for an afternoon sail
yesterday, but did not return to work on time, according to police ...
Boater in ICU after Ouachita River collision, name released
UPDATE Saturday 2:00 PM - It has been confirmed that the injured boater
is Mike Sullivan of West Monroe. He was airlifted to LSU Hospital in
Shreveport after a two boat accident on the Ouachita River. He is now
being transfer to ICU. A Louisiana ...
Driver in boat crash sentenced
Bonner County Daily Bee
SANDPOINT — A Sandpoint man who crashed into a powerboat into a moored sailboat
on Lake Pend Oreille entered a plea Wednesday to an amended charge of
simple negligent operation of a vessel. Jonathan Richard Beckley entered
an Alford plea to the ...
Two men taken to hospital after boating accident
UPDATED 9:27 p.m. Saturday. Two men were taken to hospital after a boating
accident in Lunenburg County on Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews
were called to Wentzells Lake shortly after 5:30 p.m. after a boat
capsized. One man fell overboard and the ..
Teen hurt in Amherst boating crash
The Union Leader
AMHERST — A teenager was treated at the hospital after she was injured in a boating
accident on Baboosic Lake on Friday night, authorities said. A motor
boat, operated by Nathan Demers, 20 of Merrimack, and a row boat with
two passengers aboard ..
Boating incident leads to rescue and recovery
— At approximately 10:23 p.m. on Friday, May 17, multiple calls were
made to 911 from residents in the area of the 900 block of 43rd Street
NW in Tulalip, which is near to Potlatch Beach, and adjacent to the
Priest Point area of Puget Sound ...
Lowestoft: Two Dutch Yachts Rescued By Lifeboat
The RNLI have towed two Dutch yachts
to safety after they suffered mechanical problems on an annual visit to
Lowestoft. Coxswain John Fox said 'we were first called shortly after
9.50am and found the stranded 25 foot yacht Naijade with mechanical
Two men rescued from near-drowning after homemade boat goes 'down like the ...
OTTAWA — Two men in a homemade boat barely escaped with their lives Saturday afternoon after their ramshackle, half-canoe
capsized in the Ottawa River near Crystal Bay. One man in his 60s was
rushed to hospital in serious condition, but later regained ...
Emergency Crews Rescue Kayaker from Corpus Christi Bay
Fire crews say two men were fishing in their kayaks this afternoon when one of the kayaks starting taking in water. One of the men attempted to switch kayaks but was unable to get in. As they were trying to bring it back in the kayak capsized. One of ..
Coast Guard rescue in Clearwater
MyFox Tampa Bay
started out as a fun day on the water, turned very scary for a boat
full of people in Clearwater. Their twenty foot long rental boat sunk,
dumping them into the water. There were fifteen people on the boat, but
fortunately, help was close by. The
Coast Guard finds, rescues stranded boater - Philly.com
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Coast Guard came to the aid of a boater
whose 19-foot boat ran aground on a sandbar in southern New Jersey this
weekend. A helicopter crew started searching for the man around 5 p.m.
Saturday, after his son told Coast Guard
Boater requires surgery after whale breach - The Province
Campbell River man underwent facial surgery Friday after a whale
breached and collided with his boat. The collision Wednesday near Kelsey
Bay, off northeast Vancouver Island, prompting marine life researchers
to warn boaters to be on the lookout for .
Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues Boater in Corson's Inlet
After confirming he was the missing boater,
Coast Guard watchstanders from Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia,
established communications with him via VHF-FM channel 16 and arranged
for a commercial towboat crew to take the vessel back to the boat ...
Coast Guard rescues 13 from sinking boat in Fla.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 13 people after their boat sank in the waters off Clearwater. Luckily the family's boat sank close to the Coast Guard station at Sand Key on Saturday morning. Everyone onboard was also wearing ...
Four escape burning boat off Egmont Key
BEACH — Four people escaped from a burning boat Sunday afternoon
several miles off the Pinellas County coast, authorities say. The U.S. Coast Guard was tending to the fire, which was near Egmont Key, said Mike De Nyse, a Coast Guard ...
Fumes suspected in Harrison Twp. boat explosion
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
“They were super nice guys but we found out later it was their first boat and they had no idea what they were doing,” said Keith Cunningham, owner of Roy's Boat Harbor. “But I'm glad no one was seriously hurt. This whole thing has been pretty shocking ...