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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

National Safe Boating Week May 18 - 24

Tips for National Safe Boating Week from the New Lenox Fire Protection District
Chicago Tribune
(MAY 20, 2013) –May 18-25 is National Safe Boating Week. It is also the week that many people are busy taking out their boats and getting them ready for Memorial Day weekend, often the first boat outing of the season. The New Lenox Fire Protection ...

  Make boating safety No. 1 this summer
Lake Wylie Pilot
Public and private organizations are ramping up efforts to increase boater awareness of state safety guidelines as boating season and National Safe Boating Week get under way this week. In 2011, boating accidents reached a 10-year high – underscoring ..

 Ohio River safety a priority during National Safe Boating Week - Kentucky Post
CINCINNATI - The Tri-State's warm weather and approaching Memorial Day holiday signal the beginning of boating season in the area, and a national council along with local patrols are using National Safe Boating Week to promote safe boating practices.

Lupinacci, Raia Announce First Annual Boating Awareness Day
(Long Island, NY) Assemblymen Chad Lupinacci (R,C,WF,I-Huntington Station) and Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) today announced their first annual Boating Awareness Day to be held at Northport Village dock and park on Saturday, June 8th. From 9:00 ...

Local Agencies to Mark National Safe Boating Week with Joint Rescue Training
Safe Boating Week is a great time to re-educate your family and loved ones about how to boat safely over the summer. Common tips include wearing a life jacket (mandatory for children under 13), taking a boating course and reading the ABCs of California ..

National Safe Boating Week aims to increase safety certifications
“Recent statistics confirm that education significantly lowers the risk of a serious boating accident or fatality,” said Kerry Moher, vice president of and a member of the NASBLA Education Standards Panel. “To get more boaters to ...

  Working to set life jacket record
Bellefontaine Examiner
Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources helped kickoff National Safe Boating Week this past weekend with an event at the Russells Point McDonald's. Customers helped try to set a Guinness World Record for most life jackets worn and more .

 National Safe Boating Week | Washington State Parks and Recreation ...
Maple Valley Reporter
“Each year, 400 to 500 lives could have been saved if boaters had worn their life jackets,” said Dan Shipman, recreational boating safety specialist with the U.S. Coast Guard District 13. "New life jackets on the market today are comfortable ...

 National Safe Boating Week: Boating Safety Courses
Water Ski Online
Many boating safety courses are offered throughout the country, for all types of recreational boaters, and for boaters of all ages. Qualified volunteer organizations, such as the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadron, and others sponsor many ...

 Boating safety campaign preludes Memorial Day weekend
Tampa Bay Newspapers
“Florida is a great place to enjoy boating year-round,” said Col. Calvin Adams, director of the FWC's Division of Law Enforcement. “And even more people will be out on the water for the holiday weekend. Both the holiday and National Safe Boating Week ...

Boat fire safety advice
Boating Business
SAFETY: As part of Boat Fire Safety Week, running from 25 May to 31 May, and as the summer boating season gets underway, the Environment Agency is urging boat owners across the South East to 'Wise up and Stay Safe'. The aim of the message this year .

 Wearing your life jacket can save your life
Quad-Cities Online
ROCK ISLAND -- This year during National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, and throughout the boating season, the Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encourages safe and responsible boating, including the practice of always wearing a ...

Boating Safety Education:

Boater safety classes planned
Three Rivers Commercial-News
JOSEPH COUNTY — The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Office will be conducting Boater Safety Classes for all 12 year old and older children. The first classes will be held at the Colon Fire Department on June 1. All other classes will be held at the

US Coast Guard Performs Boat Checks
Drinking and boated is, of course, illegal. The US Coast Guard will hold 'Boater Safety Classses' on Tuesday and Thursday this week. They're being held at the station in Grand Haven from 5-9 pm. Share. VIEW & ADD COMMENTS. Click here to cancel reply.

 Boating safety checks prevent issues before holiday weekend
Live 5 News
"There's not a whole of formal training that goes into boating. Just about anybody can go out and buy a boat and put it in the water and get underway," Coast Guard Maritime Enforcement Specialist 2nd Class Terence Klingele said. "So for us to come

 Lawmakers push for mandatory boating-safety courses
Poughkeepsie Journal
Westchester County legislators were joined at a news conference by the family of Bryan Johnson, an Ossining man who died in a boating accident last June. Johnson, 26, drowned near City Island in the Bronx after he went out on a boat with some friends ...

 Boating show returns to New York airwaves - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
The educational outreach is a collaboration among New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York and Your News Now in Syracuse. The first segment will focus on boating apps for smartphones and other electronic devices, ...

 Group offers summer sailing lessons for children
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Morning classes start at 9 a.m. and afternoon classes at 1 p.m. Classes run for two weeks. They are taught at the Fort Walton Yacht Club and the Blue Water Bay Marina. The cost is $220. Some limited adult lessons are also available. See ...

 Staying safe during boating season
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers a boating safety course, which they recommend for everybody, but require for people under 14 that want to drive a boat. Another must know law for people with children under 14 is that children in that ...

 DNR Boat and Water Safety classes offered in area
The Lake Country Echo
Successful students will receive their Watercraft Operator's Permit. Students must be at least 12 years old. Class limit is 20. Youth cannot operate a Jet Ski (personal watercraft) alone unless they are between ages 13 and 17 and have a watercraft ...

Boating Safety News:

For smooth sailing, follow these boater-safety tips
Daily Comet
"The goal of our collaborative effort is to encourage boaters to follow proper boating safety precautions, including ensuring everyone is wearing a properly fitted, USCG-approved life jacket, and being aware of the local weather forecast," said Virgil 

Absecon mayor issues caution to boaters using Absecon Creek
Shore News Today
Submitted/A stranded boater in Absecon Creek waits for the tide to come in so he can get on his way. Last Saturday was the start of flounder season, and many folks will be heading out Absecon Creek to try their luck. Boaters need to be especially

 New Georgia 'boating under the influence' law in effect
LaGrange Daily News
A new law effective May 15 lowers the blood alcohol concentration limit for Georgia boaters. It now requires those behind the wheel of a vessel to have less than .08 BAC instead of the previous .10. Now the alcohol limit for boaters is the the same as ...

 Tameka Raymond pushes for tougher boating laws after son's death
WSB Atlanta
This is the first summer under new legislation designed to help prevent boating deaths, but some say the new law leaves loopholes. Less than a year after the death of her son, Kile Glover, Tameka Raymond sat down with Channel 2's Jovita Moore. Raymond ...

 Grand River Dam officials urge safe boating
San Francisco Chronicle
LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) — Officials with the Grand River Dam Authority are urging boaters to wear their life jackets and engage in other safe boating practices. The agency is marking National Safe Boating Week by issuing safety reminders and noting that ...

 NOAA's latest mobile app provides free nautical charts for recreational boating
As recreational boaters gear up for a summer of fun on coastal waters and the Great Lakes, NOAA is testing MyNOAACharts, a new mobile application that allows users to download NOAA nautical charts and editions of the U.S. Coast Pilot. The app, which is ...

 Boating Safety Tips: How to adjust a child's lifejacket
pubId=35121343001 Boating Safety Tips: How to adjust a child's lifejacket How to properly adjust and fit a child's lifejacket when on the water. boating safety Must Watch sizing child's lifejacket outdoors News local 052013 News national boating safety ...

 New York lawmakers push for more boating safety
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, and Sen. David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, Rockland County, are sponsoring legislation that would require boaters of mechanically propelled vessels to obtain boating safety certificates beginning at 18 years of age.

 DNR warns boaters to follow aquatic invasive species laws as boating season ...
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
As boating season moves into high gear this Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Boaters need to remove all ...

 Yellowstone inspecting boats for invasive species
Idaho Press-Tribune
They will be looking for invasive species, such as New Zealand mudsnails, that can have significant destructive impacts on the park's natural resources. Motorized boating is allowed on Yellowstone and Lewis lakes. Only non-motorized boating is allowed ..

 USCG Auxiliary helps Missoulians prepare for summer
MISSOULA - Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, as well as boating season, in Montana. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Missoula Detachment hosted free vessel safety checks for the second year in a row over the weekend to help ...

 Official Reminds People About Importance of Wearing Life Jacket - KTVN ...
They're stocking up their boats, rafts and kayaks before they hit the water, and on Sunday, the National Safe Boating Council was at Cabela's to remind people on why it's so important to always wear a life jacket. "Statistically, on the average, over ...

"Be A Survivor: Wear It!"
The summer boating season is practically hear, and to better prepare those ready to hit the water safety tips are available through the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office Marine Division. Sgt. Chad Jahr says National Safe Boating Week kicked on this ...

Tips offered for a safe boating season - Iron County Reporter
Iron County Reporter
LANSING—With Memorial Day approaching, Michigan Department of Natural Resources' conservation officers remind Michigan residents to practice safety when boating. May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week, an effort to remind people to follow some .

Cold water dangerous to boaters this Memorial Day weekend
Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
NEWS RELEASE — St. Paul, MN – Minnesotans are eager to hit the water for Memorial Day weekend, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding boaters that warmer weather does not mean warm water. “For boaters and swimmers, our ...

Boy who nearly lost leg in boating accident wants new law
Daily Post North Wales
A TEENAGER who nearly lost a leg in a horrific boating accident last summer has backed calls for a new law to prevent further tragedy. Cian Wyn Williams, 14, was caught in the propeller of a speedboat while he was trying to climb back into it after .

22 People Died In Boating Incidents in 2012, OPP Wants You To Stay Safe
As nicer weather moves in, more people are getting ready to hit the open waters on their boats, and the OPP is reminding all boaters and paddlers that being well-informed and focused on safe boating practices is a sure-fire way to enjoy a tragedy-free ...

Padstow boating accident sparks fresh kill cord petition
Motor Boats Monthly
Following the deaths of Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily in a bank holiday Monday boating accident, Heddon Johnson, whose son Tristan died of the horrific injuries he sustained after being hit by an out-of-control boat at the Southampton Boat Show ...

 Community Briefs: May 22, 2013
Willows Journal
This program is sponsored by the California Department of Boating and Waterways. For information including how to properly fit a life jacket, as well as state-wide locations that are participating in the program, visit Team ...

 U.S. Coast Guard releses 2012 recreational boating statistics report
The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Monday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased ...

Boating fatalities and Missing:

 Panama City Man Killed in Gulf County Boating Accident
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says that a Panama City man died in a boating accident today in Gulf County. According to the FWC, Mancle Wellborn Rehberg, 80, and Billy Donald Turk, 75, both of Panama City, had been bream ...

West Northfield elderly man Harris Arthur Turner dies in a fatal boating ...
Oye! Times
Lunenburg County RCMP are investigating a boating accident that claimed the life of an 80-year-old man. On May 18th, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Lunenburg County RCMP received a 911 call of a capsized boat with two men in the water. RCMP

Body found: Believed to be missing French yachtsman
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
A spokesman for St Peter Port RNLI lifeboat station said: 'At about 00:45 on Sunday 12 May the French yacht Jouvente, having just arrived in St Peter Port advised the duty marina staff that they had a man in the water. 'When questioned further 

 One dead after canoe accident
What began as an afternoon of fun on Caddo Lake ended in tragedy when a canoe tipped over, leading to the drowning of one person. Authorities tell us two men from Marshall, Texas were both in the canoe late this afternoon. That's when their boat ...

Man believed dead after stolen kayak overturns
San Francisco Chronicle
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A 33-year-old man is believed to have drowned in the icy Chena River in Fairbanks after a stolen kayak he was in overturned and he was swept away, Alaska State Troopers said. A woman who lives on the south side of the Chena ...

 Christchurch boat builder vindicated over speedboat deaths
Bournemouth Echo
A CHRISTCHURCH boat builder has been vindicated over the death of a father and daughter on an estuary in Cornwall. Steve Arkell, owner of Cobra Ribs, said after the tragedy that killed Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily that there was no problem with ...

 Fisherman found dead in Osceola lake
Orlando Sentinel
Platt was setting trotlines — long fishing lines to which shorter hooked and baited lines are attached — sometime before 11 p.m. Monday when the lines got tangled in the outboard motor of his 16-foot fishing skiff, investigators said. Related; Get ..

 Man killed after canoe overturns
Longview News-Journal
My Story: I went out to Johnson's Ranch Marina with an old high school buddy (from New Diana High School) ... and as we arrived on the deck, noticed a canoe turned over approximately 200 to 300 yards from the marina. I was told by the person who worked ..

Sheriff: 1 dead after E. Wash. boating accident
The Seattle Times
The Lincoln County sheriff's office says a man is dead after a boating accident on Sprague Lake about 35 miles west of Spokane. KHQ-TV reports ( that the sheriff's office says officers responding to a Tuesday afternoon report of 

Boating Accidents And rescues:

Rescued kayaker credits lifejacket with saving his life - Marine Business
Marine Business
21 May 2013. BOATERS were recently reminded of the importance of wearing lifejackets after it was revealed a man who survived more than six hours in the ocean off Port Stephens (NSW) had hired a lifejacket just minutes before setting out in his kayak.

Lost boater found
Sgt. Alain Leblanc said details about the incident are still sketchy, but that police received a call around 8 a.m. from a man who said he had come across the boater during the night in the woods between Tangier and Lake Charlotte. The caller said he ...

 Missing boater found alive
Daily Mail - Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Divers were searching for a missing boater in the Elk River near Clendenin after a raft capsized. He was found alive about an hour after the incident. It happened about 1:15 p.m. Monday near the Queen Shoals Bridge. Two men were ..

American boat crew gets help from Taiwan's Coast Guard
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Crew members of an American sailboat en route to Okinawa were helped by Taiwan's Coast Guard Monday after going ashore in Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan because they ran out of drinking water. Officers from the Coast ...

Boaters Rescue Woman in Lake St. Clair near Grosse Pointe Shores
The woman was struggling in the water off of Lake Shore Road near Clairview in Grosse Pointe Shores after a jet ski accident, he said. Other boaters rescued her before responding coast guard officers arrived, he said. She was taken by ambulance to an ...

US Coast Guard rescues 4 off burning boat off St. Pete Beach - The Republic
The Republic
ST. PETE BEACH, Florida — Four people are safe after their boat caught fire off St. Pete Beach. The U.S. Coast Guard responded to the fire Sunday afternoon near Egmont Key. The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports nearby boaters gave ...

 Boat carrying 7 hits island in NH Lakes Region
TUFTONBORO, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Marine Patrol says a boat carrying seven people has been in an accident in the Lakes Region. The patrol says a powerboat operated by 18-year-old Michael Peterson of Londonderry struck Chip Island near ...

 FWC: Family's rented deck boat that sank improperly loaded - Bay News 9
Bay News 9
FWC spokesman Baryl Martin said the 13 people on the 26-foot boat were improperly loaded, and that the sinking was caused by everyone moving to one side of the boat at one time. The boat began taking on water around 11:30 a.m., and soon after, the ...

 Boat Pulled to Shore After Capsizing in Pompano Beach
NBC 6 South Florida
What should have been a leisurely day out on the boat turned into a workout for those pulling and tugging at a small but heavy vessel that capsized in Pompano Beach Sunday afternoon. Brad Burner and Janine Keish comment. Boat Capsizes in Pompano .

Military helicopter carries man to safety in NS after boat capsizes
CTV News
A military helicopter was sent to a Nova Scotia lake on Monday after a boat capsized. RCMP in Musquodoboit Harbour say a man contacted police around 8 a.m. after the boat capsized on Trout Lake. Police say one of the two boaters had a medical condition .

 Thirteen people rescued after 26' rental boat begins sinking in intracoastal ...
ABC Action News
Jenkins threw her boat's life ring while another crew member and volunteers onboard from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium began to pull people to safety. "We'd never been in that situation before. We practice drills regularly so we knew what we had to do .

Chopper rescues capsized boater
Police say two men were boating on the lake, located inland between Tangier and Lake Charlotte, when the vessel capsized at about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. The boaters swam to shore, but due to a pre-existing medical condition, one of them was unable to

2 teens rescued after capsizing on Flint River (blog)
MADISON COUNTY, Alabama -- Two Madison County teens' canoe trip took a bad turn Monday evening, but they walked away with a happy ending, reports The Times' news partner, WHNT News 19. stranded teens (Contributed by WHNT News 19). The two

Kayaker injured in rapids
The Augusta Chronicle
After calling 911, Anthony chased the kayaks down the canal and helped drag the woman, who was clinging to her kayak, to the shore 150 yards past the headgates just in front of the pedestrian bridge. The woman complained of shoulder pain and was taken ..

Six persons rescued in two boating incidents
Buffalo News
The Guard warned boaters that water temperatures in Lake Erie are still cold enough to cause hypothermia and that boaters must become familiar with the area in which they are boating by having up-to-date navigational tools such as paper charts, U.S

 Airboat capsizes on Shreveport's Wallace Lake
Shreveport Times
With National Safe Boating Week in full swing this week, Blake LeVasseur is thanking his lucky stars he didn't become one of Louisiana's boating casualties. LeVasseur was heading back to the Wallace Lake launch a couple of weeks ago with his 5-year-old ...

 Panama City Beach Jet Ski Mishap - WJHG
Officials say the woman was thrown from her rented jet ski when she hit a wave behind the Long Beach Resort. But when Panama City Beach Fire-Rescue sent in a rescue swimmer to bring her to shore, she declined the assistance. The Sea Screamer was .

 Coast Guard rescues two people stranded at sea -
The Miami Seventh Coast Guard District command center received the report of the disabled vessel and launched an aircrew, with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., currently deployed for Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos, to recover the men from ...

Coast Guard says man was boating under the influence in the waters off Staten ...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Coast Guard has arrested a Fords, N.J. man on charges he piloted a boat through the waters of Raritan Bay/Ward Point Bend East while under the influence of alcohol. Authorities say David Zboyan, 53, was at the helm of a ...

Six persons rescued in two boating incidents
Buffalo News
Six persons were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard's Buffalo Station in mishaps on Lake Erie and the Niagara River over a 12-hour period from late Monday until almost noontime Tuesday. At 11:27 p.m. Monday a search-and-rescue controller at the Buffalo ...

Four Rescued from Burning Boat Near Egmont Key
The Times reported that after the boaters jumped into the water to escape the fire, nearby boaters pulled them to safety while the Coast Guard battled the blazing boat. For more information on the story, click here. Sign up for the Pinellas Beaches

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