Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater safety courses offered
Rome Sentinel
The classes will meet at the Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and June 9 from noon to 4 p.m.. A parent or guardian must accompany and youths ages 10-17 to the classroom on the first day of the course ...

Boating classes offered
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Three boating safety courses will be at the Harms Center for Advanced Technology in Scottsbluff in June. The class covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and

Safe boating course to be offered June 22 in Orange Beach (blog)
Presented by experts from Team Coast Guard, the course is designed for recreational boaters and personal watercraft operators. Instruction will be provided on boating laws, safety equipment, boat handling and navigation. Boating problems and serious ...

Anchors away: Catch up on boating vocabulary
Ponte Vedra Recorder
As a landlubber, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate the world of boating terminology. However, if you plan on setting sail this summer, you'll want to know the ins and outs of how to speak technically and legally about boating. Use this glossary

 Landing group sponsors safe boating program
Weymouth News
TheHomestead Landing Civic Association will co-sponsor a safe boating program with the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary on June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the canoe launch on Commercial Street in Weymouth Landing.

 Sign up for canoe, kayak and sea kayak classes
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Moving water canoeing is July 13-14. Sea kayaking for novice to advanced is July 17, 20 and 21. Whitewater kayaking dates are not set. Each class is $55 per person, except the flatwater canoeing class is a free pre-requisite for the moving water class.

 US Power Squadrons takes boating safety courses online with BoatUS Foundation
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.

Cozad plans boating safety class June 7
Kearney Hub
According to Scott Eveland, boating safety officer for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after Dec. 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all ..

 Calendar of Events
Press of Atlantic City
SAFE BOATING CLASSES, by USCGA Flotilla 86, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 Price Hall, Academy and Seashore Roads, Cold Spring. Students will receive a New Jersey Safe Boating Certificate, which is required by law for all persons 16 years of age and older 

 Coast Guard class offers fishers a chance to learn survival techniques
Daily Astorian
The topics of instruction will be personal safety gear and kit, safety regulations, onboard drills, dewatering pumps, Coast Guard rescue, preparation for emergency, cold water survival skills, hypothermia, in water practicum, patching and plugging

Boating Safety News:

 Boaters, take note: New laws could affect you
Houston Chronicle
For anglers, boaters, campers, hunters and others who enjoy outdoor recreation and the state's natural resources, the Texas Legislature's 83rd regular session was a good one. Legislators passed only a handful of new laws directly affecting outdoor .

 “Clean, Drain and Dry” regimen is bad...
Monitor Online (blog)
Special to The Monitor AUSTIN–Nothing ruins a zebra mussel's day more than a boater who cleans, drains and dries his boat to prevent the spread of this small but devastating aquatic invasive species. With thousands of Texans planning to head to their

 Practice safe boating this summer
Boaters average only 110 hours on the water per year, so it's prudent for even the most experienced among us to adhere to some simple rules that will help guarantee that an outing on the water is fun and trouble-free. First off, everyone aboard a boat

Conservation Police Remind Boaters and Water Users to Practice Safety as ...
Lincoln Trail Publishing
Illinois Conservation Police (CPOs) are working to help ensure the public's safety on Illinois waterways throughout the year as part of the observance of National Safe Boating Week, May 18 - 24. As in year's past, CPOs ask boaters to 'Wear It!' while ..

 Lake Havasu group receives boating safety award
Trade Only Today
“Clearly the LHMA has made a positive impact to recreational boating safety in the Lake Havasu area and they are to be commended,” Arizona Game and Fish Department state boating law administrator Kevin Bergersen said in a statement. The association ..

 DUI boating death loophole lives on
Wetumpka Herald
You didn't have to be very close to Lake Martin or Lake Jordan this Memorial Day weekend to see that summer boating season has arrived. And the rising mercury and warming waters also mark the beginning of party season. But too often the urge to party

 For The LOG Seward flotilla calls for boating safety
Seward Phoenix Log
With rise in boating accident deaths last year in Alaska, Sue Lang, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's flotilla vice commander in Seward had a wealth of practical advice for recreational boaters during a boating safety address she gave to local business 

Boaters Reminded to Prepare for Hurricane Season
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Boating and Waterways Program reminds boaters to prepare for hurricane season by having a plan to secure and protect their vessels. Hurricane season is June 1- Nov. 30. boater safety

Editorial: For safety, toughen New York boating laws
The Coast Guard attributed 86 percent of boating fatalities nationally last year to operators who hadn't taken a safety course. New York doesn't require its boaters to have even the most basic certification from the Coast Guard or U.S. Power Squadrons ...

 It's time to renew: 2013 boat decals expire June 30
Lake Stevens Journal
OLYMPIA—Boating season is here, and the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals is right around the corner. All Washington state boat registrations expire on June 30. Don't let an expired registration spoil your day; remember to

Marines take a day to learn about safety
Petty Officer 2nd class James Martinez, a boatswain's mate with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, was in charge of the boating safety station. “It's summer, people go boating,” said Martinez. “I went over some boating safety and regulations that ...

New lifejacket rule aims to save lives - council
A new boating rule aimed at saving lives on Waikato waterways has been endorsed by Waikato Regional Council, making it compulsory to wear lifejackets. The rule is one of the key changes to the Navigation Safety Bylaw adopted by the council yesterday,

 Safety key as warmer weather allows more outdoor activities
Belvoir Eagle
Whether it's dehydration, grilling fires or boating accidents, the warm weather of spring and summer presents plenty of dangers for unprepared community members participating in outdoor activities. Garrison leadership encourages personnel to enjoy the .

 Boating banned on Iowa River
Iowa City Press Citizen
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has issued an indefinite boating and swimming ban on the Iowa River south of the Coralville Reservoir. The ban is necessary to ensure public safety and for emergency response purposes, according to a news release.

 Boating Safety Lessons
WFMY News 2
Greensboro, NC - Following Saturday's tragic boating accident at High Rock Lake on May 25 that led to the death of a pregnant woman and her son, anyone who operates or rides on a boat this summer should know boating safety rules. Nathan Green with .

Boaters reminded to put safety first
Harbour Breton Coaster
Eighty-nine per cent of all boating related drownings could have been prevented with a lifejacket. While this number is decreasing, it is still an issue says Cameron Taylor, president of BOATsmart! Canada. He says Lifejackets and PFDs are critical to ..

Boaters urged to pay attention, make good choices
Kenosha News (subscription)
“Some people think boating is a different scenario, but it's not,” said John Sinclair, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation warden in Kenosha County. “The dangers of alcohol are almost heightened on the water because of the number .

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Missing boater's body found in Cuba
Florida Keys Keynoter
A missing boater expected to arrive in Key West two weeks ago after traveling from Fort Myers was found dead tethered to his sailing vessel on a rocky Cuban beach earlier this week.

Cuban authorities found Jay Wesley Rydberg’s body ...

Search underway for missing boater
NASHVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan State Police and Barry County Sheriff's Department are searching for a missing boater. Authorities say Terry Foster, 54, went out on his boat Wednesday night on Thornapple Lake. According to Foster's son, his ..

Five impact statements to be allowed at sentencing hearing of boater who ...
Lake County News-Sun
The defense attorney representing the Bartlett man who admitted to operating a boat under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he ran over a Libertyville boy unsuccessfully sought to limit the number of victim impact statements at the upcoming 

 Search Underway for Missing Boater at Stockton Lake
Search Underway for Missing Boater at Stockton Lake. By: KOLR10 News. Updated: May 30, 2013. Tweet. GREENFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri Water Patrol officers are searching the waters of Stockton Lake, for a man who hasn't been seen since Tuesday.

 Search for missing boater in Barry Co.
HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan State Police and Barry County Sheriff's Department crews are searching for a boat operator who apparently disappeared Thursday morning. Police told 24 Hour News 8 they received a 911 call around 6:30 a.m. after a 

 Southfield youth dies in apparent drowning
Iosco County News Herald
Foster and a second person were paddling on the chilly lower river near the U.S. Forest Service Whirlpool boat launch, when, at approximately 2:36 p.m., the canoe containing Foster and a second youth flipped. Not getting the whole story? You probably ..

White Mountains river rescue team offers rescue course on June 29-30
Portland Daily Sun
The White Mountain Swiftwater Rescue Team and American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Mike Gatewood are offering an ACA Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Course on the weekend of June 29 and 30 in New Hampshire, the group reported.

 Deadly Rafting Incident Near Hope Remains Under Investigation
A Thursday AST dispatch says troopers were informed just before 4:50 p.m. Monday that 47-year-old Steven Morton of Cambridge, England had fallen into Six Mile Creek during a rafting trip. Troopers, U.S. Forest Service rangers and emergency medical ...

Newport doctor drowns on rafting trip
Newport News Times
NEWPORT – Services will be held June 8 for a well-known local physician who died Saturday while rafting on a dangerous stretch of the Wenatchee River six miles west of Leavenworth, Wash. Kenneth Tyson, 54, an obstetrician who practiced in Newport

Coast Guard, police search for missing fisherman off Texas City Dike
Your Houston News
Initial responders included the Texas City Police Marine Division by personal watercraft, a fire rescue boat and Coast Guard crewmembers aboard an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and two 25-foot Response Boat — Smalls, one from Station ...

 Two killed, one injured in boating accident on Yeopim River
The Daily Advance
EDENTON — Two people were killed and a third was injured in a boating accident on the Yeopim River Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard medevaced a man while two others were declared dead after the boat they were in ...

Man faces murder charges in Englebright boating deaths
An Auburn man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder charges in connection with a deadly drunken-boating accident last year. Jeffrey J. Sandow, 54, surrendered to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department after prosecutors filed charges for .

Woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at Lake Nacimiento
Cal Coast News
Valencia and a man with whom she was boating had been sitting at the back of a boat Sunday near the engine exhaust. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and Monterey County Park Rangers received notice around 4 p.m. that the two boaters may ...

British father-of-five, 47, drowns white-water rafting in Alaska after leaving ...
Daily Mail
A British father-of-five has died in a white-water rafting accident in Alaska after leaving his family at home to go on trip of a lifetime. Steven Morton, 47, from Cambridge, was washed out the raft into Kenai Peninsula's Six Mile Creek on Monday

  Coast Guard warns of flood-related debris in Michigan
Detroit Free Press
GRAND HAVEN — Boaters should be on the lookout for large trees, logs and other debris let loose into Michigan waterways in part by spring flooding, the U.S. Coast Guard has warned. Debris is of concern in the Grand River, which empties into Lake ...

Boy missing in second boat capsize in Sarawak
New Straits Times
A ONE-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD boy was missing after the boat he was travelling in sank in choppy waters near Kampung Skitong here yesterday — the second incident of a capsizing boat in the state this week after the Kawan Mas express boat tragedy in

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

VMR-1 crew rescues stranded boater
Although he had rationed water, crackers and nuts over the course of the ordeal, the boater suffered from dehydration and heat stroke. He was too weak to stand on his own, said Woolley. According to the survivor, the captain of the vessel had abandoned ...

 Drunken Boater Cited After Ride with Teen
LORAIN, Ohio — A drunken boater was cited early Thursday morning after he became disoriented on the water with a teen girl aboard his boat, the United States Coast Guard said in a news release. According to the Coast Guard, the 15-year-old girl called ...

 Marine Crew Rescues Stranded Boater
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- On May 20, a search and rescue team with Marine Transport Squadron 1 saved a boater who was stranded at sea for three days. “We were on a training flight and we got a call saying there was a boat ..

 Man rescues father, son boaters
The Province
The pair were rescued Sunday from the Fraser River after their boat became trapped and nearly capsized - all thanks to the fast actions of police and the expert skills of a civilian boater. "All my life, I grew up on the Fraser River, Chilliwack rivers 

 Boater Injured After Falling Overboard on Table Rock Lake
Boater Injured After Falling Overboard on Table Rock Lake. By: KOLR10 News. Updated: May 30, 2013. Tweet. BRANSON, Mo. -- A teenager from Georgia is recovering from injuries to his leg, after he fell overboard from a boat on Table Rock Lake.

IFD rescues boater from island in White River
WRTV Indianapolis
IFD rescues boater from island in White River. Man was not injured. waterrescue_1369885835256.JPG. (Photo courtesy: IFD) Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 Coast Guard rescues four sailors
Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders of a 12-foot sailboat overturned in the Back River near Poquoson around 3 p.m., according to a Coast Guard press release. Coast Guard crew members from the Little Creek station pulled a response boat 

 Man charged in Galveston boating hit-and-run
Galveston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; game wardens filed felony charges against a man on a power boat suspected in a hit-and-run with a sailboat in the Galveston Channel that injured two people. State officials said Dustin Paul Lunsford, 28

 Kayak Capsized, 1 Rescued Near Hutchins Park
Within ten minutes of receiving word that a kayak capsized at Hutchins Park, the Susquehanna Hose Company had rescued the victim and brought him to safety via rescue boat, Chief Scott Hurst said. According to Hurst, a man and woman had been in the ..

 Kayaker rescued from Lake Huron
PORT AUSTIN — The Huron County Sheriff's Office rescued a man from frigid Lake Huron waters on Memorial Day after receiving distress call from a kayaker who was using her kayak to help keep the man afloat. Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson .

 Anglers rescued from holed boat
BBC News
A group of anglers were rescued from a charter boat after it hit a rock off the south east coast of Alderney. The Weymouth-registered Lone Shark was taking on water after it hit the rock 1.5 miles off the coast shortly after 17:30 BST on Wednesday.

 Cops: Boater leaps into water to escape fire
A boater whose vessel caught fire as it pulled away from the dock at Cedar Beach Marina in Babylon escaped injury Friday by jumping into the water, Suffolk County police said. A police spokeswoman said the boat fire started at about 10:45 a.m. and the ...

 Kayaking Rescue on Hoover Reservoir
But Vachio said when their kayak upset, the freezing water and wind got the best of her and attempts to right the craft left sapped her energy and left her struggling for more than an hour. “All I remember was this big guy pulling me in, saying you're 

Hero kayaker battles currents with broken paddle to save trio
Irish Independent
Mark O'Mahony (51) heard cries coming from the sea off Ballydehob in west Cork and raced to get his kayak into the water to go to the men's aid. Incredibly, Mr O'Mahony defied a broken paddle, strong tides and gusting winds to reach the men and help ...

 4 people, 2 dogs, stranded in boat on Androscoggin
AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Four people and two dogs were rescued from the Androscoggin River in Auburn after the engine in their small boat cut out and the craft got caught above Great Falls. What was supposed to be ''a moonlit cruise'' according to one of

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