Boating Safety Is For Life

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

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