Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Boating Safety And Acident News

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 Investigators searching for boating hit-and-run suspect
WSB Atlanta
Investigators are looking for a person they say was involved in a boating hit-and-run crash on Lake Lanier early Saturday morning. The Department of Natural Resources emailed Channel 2 Action News a picture of the boat that was hit shortly after midnight

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Bill requires safety training for teen boaters
Olean Times Herald
In a vote that will resonate in upstate New York, where “lake life” and boating are such a part of the fabric of the region, the State Assembly passed a bill Thursday requiring all individuals born after 1995 who operate a mechanically propelled ...

Get your boat ready for summer
London Free Press
Don't know your port from your bow? Or your stern from your hull? Just in case you're planning a boating excursion this summer, here's some basic boating terminology you'll need to know. Just click on the graphic on the left side of the page to enlarge ...

 Agencies team up to promote boating safety
A part of that education is an instructor-led boating certification course that DNR offers free of charge. The course is similar to driver's education. Just as their are rules of the road, there are rules of the water to follow. Therefore, it is a good ...

 USCG expect busy weekend on Tampa Bay waters
ABC Action News
The Coast Guard Auxiliary now offers their "Paddlesports America Course," a four-hour, classroom-based introduction to paddling safety, techniques and safety strategies. The American Canoe Association offers several hands-on courses for novice to ...

Boating Safety News:

 Coast Guard gives boater safety tips
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people will hit the water in their boats and has safety tips from the Coast Guard that could save your life. "This weekend, for a lot of boaters, this is going to be their first ...

 New boating safety laws take the lakes for Memorial Day
Boater Randale Keisler said he won't let anyone on his boat without a vest. "I don't want to dig any of my neighbors or my family out of this lake," he said. Rangers of the Department of Natural Resources know before the Memorial Day weekend is over ...

Officers taking action to save Florida manatees
Authorities also want to make sure boaters understand laws against boating while under the influence are strictly enforced. Copyright 2013 Cox Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or ...

Truckee Area Boat Inspections and AIS Prevention
Gridley Herald
Attention Boaters! For a fourth season, watercraft inspections and boater education on aquatic invasive species (AIS) will take place at Donner Lake and Boca, Prosser, and Stampede reservoirs from late May through early September. Inspections are ...

Boating Safety: Tools to Prevent an Emergency Situation
According to Don Kidder of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85, there are three tools that EVERY boater should have before getting out on the water: a set of charts (maps), a VHF Radio and a GPS navigation unit. "I think the most helpful is a ...

 Officers Patrolling Smith Mountain Lake
They want to remind boaters that anyone age 30 or younger is required to pass a state boater safety education course before operating a boat. On July 1, the law changes and anyone 40 or younger is required to complete that course. The course is .

 Reminding boaters how to be safe while on the water
Safe boating starts onshore. Americans planning to spend a day on the water should prepare by filing a float plan with family or a friend, getting a free vessel safety check, and participating in a boating safety course. As they embark, boaters should ...

 Boating hazards / Be careful out there
Press of Atlantic City
David C. McAuliffe died when his Sea Tow rescue vessel sank off Great Egg Harbor Inlet, a stark and tragic reminder of the dangers inherent in boating. We don't know what caused that sinking, and we can't know, as some have suggested, whether McAuliffe ...

 Boaters not getting message about life jackets: OPP
Boaters are still not getting the message about the importance of wearing life jackets, according to provincial police. The law states there has to be one life jacket for each person in a boat, but OPP Inspector Mark Andrews said wearing the life ...

 Area experiences high number of boating fatalities heading into Memorial Day
Even before this weekend's Memorial Day holiday kicks off the summer season, officials have dealt with a high number of boating fatalities. So far this year, five people have died in water-sport accidents in South Mississippi. The number is higher than ...

 TWRA reminds boaters to be safe while enjoying the lake
This weekend is the unofficial start to the summer boating season, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants to remind everyone to be safe. TWRA will be out in full force making sure boaters have the proper identification, life jackets, and ...

 Oklahoma lake enthusiasts urged to play it safe this summer
Alcohol use was the leading factor of fatal boating accidents in Oklahoma last year, according to a federal study released this month. Operator inattention and inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure and excessive speed round out the top five ...

Kohls to Host Life Jacket Trade-In
According to the DBW, of the 53 boating fatalities reported last year, 33 were the result of drownings—and none of the drowning victims were wearing life jackets. California law requires all children under age 13; every person on board a personal ...

Coast Guard award for river rescuer
Friday, at the Great Rivers Museum in Alton, the U.S. Coast Guard presented Shelton with the Gold Lifesaving Medal for his bravery and self-sacrifice. The medal, made of 24-karat gold, has been issued less than 700 times since 1874. It is, said the ..

Boat owners urged to check for carbon monoxide
Reading Post
Boat owners across the Reading area are being urged to make vital safety checks to their vessels to make sure there in no danger from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Environment Agency is pushing home the message during Boat Fire Safety Week, urging ...

Sheriff will work for safe boating this season
Sheriff's deputies will patrol Thurston County's waterways starting Memorial Day weekend and through the summer with the goal of ensuring boater safety and cutting down on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ...

 Narrow Passage
Jamestown Post Journal
Goodell, R-C-I-Chautauqua County, told The Post-Journal the Assembly recently passed a bill which would require all boaters to take a boater safety course before hitting the water. Even if boaters had taken safety courses in other states, they would .

Alaska recreational boating deaths up in '12
San Francisco Chronicle
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Recreational boating accidents claimed 22 lives in Alaska during 2012, resulting in the Last Frontier having the highest fatality rate in the United States. Alaska's fatality rate of 43.9 deaths per 100,000 registered ..

'Zero tolerance' for drunken driving, boating
The Durango Herald
State troopers and park rangers said at a Summer of Safety campaign event Friday that they will show no leniency to people who drive or boat after drinking. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Criminal Investigator Kris Wahlers hops aboard a patrol boat at

 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Promotes Boating Safety ...
NBC 6 South Florida
With more than 10,000 registered boaters in South Florida, you can bet the waters will be packed this weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino urges you to be safe. FWC Promotes Boating Safety Ahead of

 State ranked 3rd in alcohol-related boating deaths in 2012
Green Bay Press Gazette
Intoxicated boating killed eight people in the state last year, leaving the state behind only New York and Florida, U.S. Coast Guard figures show. Alcohol-related incidents killed more people in Wisconsin during that year than it did in Minnesota ..

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

Search for missing boater continues
Finger Lakes Times
COVERT — The search for a missing boater was due to resume this morning on Cayuga Lake, Seneca County deputies said. Christopher T. Dennis, 22, of Cayuga Heights Road, Ithaca, left a campsite alone at 5 a.m. Wednesday and put a canoe in the lake.

 Drunk Boater Who Caused Deadly Crash Sentenced
Eagle 99.3 FM WSCH
Drunk Boater Who Caused Deadly Crash Sentenced. Last Updated: May 24, 2013 8:28:44 am. Share |. image. Glenn Riegelsberger. file photo. (Cincinnati, Oh.) - A man who admitted to causing an Ohio River boating accident that killed another man and ...

 Coroner IDs washed-up bodies as those of missing boaters
CTV News
VERNON, B.C. - The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identities of two Vernon, B.C., men who died following a boating incident at Kalamalka Lake. They were 50-year-old Fredrick Marshall and 47-year-old and Albert James Castanelli. On Tuesday ...

 NWT woman killed in boating crash
HQ Yellowknife
Yellowknife, NWT - Boaters are being reminded to be careful out on the water after a tragic fatal accident near Fort Liard, close to the B-C border. A 77-year-old woman died Wednesday afternoon when two boats smashed into each other on Island River ...

Body found in France confirmed to be missing yachtsman
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
... Guernsey at around 9pm on Saturday night. The three yachtsmen were arrested by Guernsey Police but released on police bail after interviews and allowed to return home. (Picture: The French yacht Jouvente being moved to the Border Agency compound

 Lake search to resume for missing Cornell student
Wall Street Journal
Authorities say Dennis was at a campsite in the town of Covert when he took a canoe onto the lake early Wednesday morning. His friends found the overturned canoe in the middle of the lake later that day. The area of the lake being searched is about 10 ...

Missing man's kayak washes ashore in Florida
Fox News
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Officials say a yellow kayak of a missing Pensacola man was found by a fisherman on Okaloosa Island. The kayak was spotted in the sand Thursday afternoon. But there's still no sign of 21-year-old Joe Kane, who went missing May 13.

 wo drown in St Ann on Labour Day
Jamaica Observer
Damian Dale of Roaring River in the parish was among four people on a jet ski at the Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios when it overturned at about 12:45 pm. The youngster reportedly got into difficulty and drowned. He was taken to the St Ann's Bay Hospital ...

Boat explosion at Beaver Lake kills 23-year-old
40/29 tv
... Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add 4029tv's video to your playlist. Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 24, 2013. Kayla Woolsey died Friday when Benton County sheriff's office says her stepfather was welding a boat and it 

Second drowning victim found
The News Herald
A boater found the girl's body soon after. The grandfather's body was found Friday. The sheriff's office says the deaths appear to be accidental and there is no evidence of foul play. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re ...

 Boating accident on High Rock Lake kills mother, son
Salisbury Post
... 2013 7:29 p.m.. Tweet. E-Mail; Print. By Mark Wineka LEXINGTON — A boating accident on High Rock Lake early this afternoon led to the deaths of a mother and her young son and serious injuries to another family member.

Father drowns while attempting to rescue child off Wexford coast
Irish Examiner
The father of one of the teenagers swam out to try and save them but got into difficulty and drown. The teenagers managed to swim to shore and raise the alarm. The Courtown RNLI and the coastguard were dispatched and CPR was provided to the victim.

3 injured in boating accident; divers search for woman
Lexington Dispatch
The accident involved two boats, one of which was a pontoon boat, and numerous people were on the boats, Lookabill said. At least three people were injured, two critically, while divers continued late Saturday afternoon to search for a woman who fell .

 Child dead, pregnant woman missing in Davidson County boating accident
Greensboro News & Record
Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and one person is missing and believed dead after a boating accident on High Rock Lake this afternoon. Search and rescue teams are combing the Davidson County lake, searching for a missing boat passenger ...

 Investigators work to find cause of fatal boat explosion
40/29 tv
... or Chrome) to add 4029tv's video to your playlist. Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on May 24, 2013. Benton County deputies are working to find out what caused a boat explosion at Beaver Lake that killed 23-year-old Kayla 

Boating Accidents And Rescues: 

 Two rescued after sailboat runs aground near Ocracoke
The Virginian-Pilot
The two contacted the Coast Guard about 5 p.m. today and reported that their sailboat, the Autumn Swell, had run aground, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. Radio contact was lost during the communication, however, and the crew had to ...

Man swept into sea from yacht rescued after fellow sailor calls his BUILDERS ...
Daily Mail
His colleague on the 32ft yacht Caprice could not understand the French coastguard, so called his Crediton builders merchant - who raised the alarm with Brixham Coastguard. The yachtsman is now being treated for hypothermia in hospital. Unlikely 

Ferry involved in yacht collision
Isle of Wight County Press
AN Isle of Wight ferry has been involved in a collision with a yacht this afternoon (Friday), leading to disruption for travellers. A spokesman for Red Funnel said: "Red Funnel Ferries can confirm that it's Hi-Speed craft Red Jet 4 was involved in an ...

  Rough seas call out to injured yachtsman off Cornish coast: Dramatic VIDEO
This is The West Country
The skipper of the yacht had been at sea for most of the night, having set off from Milford Haven in strong force six to seven gusting winds. During passage, the hatch of the 26 foot yacht had slammed on his hand, and he'd been forced to request ...

 Boat sinks at Portsmouth marina
The Coast Guard responded to a partially submerged 50-foot recreational boat on Thursday, at the Ocean Marine Yacht Center in Portsmouth. The Marine Environmental Response Branch from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads attempted to contact the ..

British man washed overboard 'saved by lifejacket'
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Brixham Coastguard received a 999 call just after 3pm yesterday afternoon reporting that one of the two people on board the Contessa 32 yacht had been washed overboard by a large wave. The French search and rescue authorities coordinated the rescue, ...

Coast Guard Rescues Two Men From Water Near Humboldt Bay
North Coast Journal (blog)
Two men are safe after their boat capsized just off the South Jetty on May 23. The crew of a rescue boat from the Humboldt Bay Coast Guard rushed to pull the two fishermen out of the water, according to a Coast Guard press release. A bystander saw the ...

Men OK after boat takes on water
Lexington Dispatch
Tyler Nance, 21, and Nick Brissom, 21, both of Thomasville, were fishing between the Wildlife Access area and the High Rock dam when their boat began to fill with water. Nance alerted his mother, Nancy, by phone that his boat was beginning to turn ove

Boater in Figawi race hit in head with spinnaker
Another boater in a rigid-hull inflatable boat was nearby and brought the man to the end of the Hyannisport jetty, where the Hyannis Fire Department's emergency personnel were waiting. The trip took the boater about 23 minutes, according to Hyannis ...

2 rescued after boat slams rocks near Delaware City
The News Journal
“These conditions provided a critical hazard to the boater's life safety, and wave action kept slamming the vessel against the rocks while they were on board awaiting rescue. Conditions also hampered rescue efforts and provided a high risk to rescuers

 CFD: Search called off, missing boaters found at home - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Three people feared missing after a boating accident on the Wando River near Hobcaw Yacht Club were found at a nearby home unharmed. According to Charleston Fire Department officials, the man pulled from the water .

Accident Injures Boater Near Hobcaw Point
A boating accident near Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mount Pleasant injured one man Friday evening, according to authorities. It happend sometime after 9 p.m. when a woman noticed that her neighbor's dock was destroyed and that a boat was capsized nearby, ...

 Jet-ski man in rescue drama
Greenock Telegraph
A HELICOPTER was scrambled last night after a jet-skier hit a sandbank off the Greenock coast. The incident happened at around 6pm when staff at The Waterfront Leisure Centre saw the man stranded at low tide. They contacted police who immediately sent .

 Boat Crash: 48 Saved After Rock Smash
Sky News
A coastguard spokesman said: "At 12.55pm today Milford Haven Coastguard received a mayday call from the passenger vessel Lady Helen, with 48 people on board reporting that they had run aground near Skomer Island and were taking in water.

2 Pa. men rescued after recreation boat runs aground on Delaware River
Washington Post
DELAWARE CITY, Del. — Two Pennsylvania men are fine after being rescued by firefighters after their 25-foot recreation boat ran aground on the Delaware River. Officials say the men from Exton, Pa., called for help Friday night after the boat ran ..

Fire on Million Dollar Boat in Chicago Leads to Arrest
Firefighters were called to a dock at the harbor, near 1800 S. Museum Campus Drive, about 4 p.m., and found a fire on a boat estimated to be worth about $1 million, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Firefighters worked to extinguish the ...

Greenville Man Shares Story About Rescue After Lightning Struck Boat
Just four days after he was rescued from his boat that was struck by lightning, a sailor from Greenville spoke to us about his adventure on the Sea Raven Monday, and his rescue after he set off emergency flares. Guinn has quite the story to tell. From 

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