Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, June 10, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater education class set in Bainbridge
Chillicothe Gazette
BAINBRIDGE — An Ohio boating education course will be offered June 22 at The Rocky Fork State Park Activity Center in Bainbridge, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The course covers a variety of boating ...

Boater safety courses set
The Lake Norman Citizen
Training meets the standards set in state laws requiring all boaters younger than 26 to successfully complete an approved boater safety program. In addition, most insurance companies provide a discount in boat insurance coverage for any vessel owner .

DNR educates Waukesha Co. boaters about aquatic invasive species
WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants everyone to enjoy their time on the water this summer, but they also want to make sure boaters and anglers help keep the lakes clean. Aquatic invasive species can ...

Boating safety sessions planned
The Livingston County News
A Boating Safety Rolling Display will provide information on how to boat safely. Free courtesy marine vessel inspections will be available, conducted by Marine Patrol deputies. The programs are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. On June 14 the ...

Boater safety course offered
Gloversville Leader-Herald
JOHNSTOWN?- A free New York State Boater Safety course will be offered June 15 at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, 2712 Route 29. The course is being put on as a joint effort by the New York State Park Police and Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey.

Free canoe lessons offered at Van Cortlandt Park
News 12 Bronx (registration)
The city's Parks Department offered free canoe lessons at Van Cortlandt Park this morning. Dozens of children and their parents were taught how to canoe by park rangers. The next free session of canoe lessons will be held next week at Crotona Park.

Boating Safety News:

Keehi boater arrested for terroristic threatening
A boater at Keehi Small Boat Harbor was arrested on Friday on charges of threatening the life of a DLNR boating division harbor agent. Officers from the State Office of the Attorney General, State Sheriffs and DLNR Division of Conservation and

 Bill targets drinking and boating
Port Huron Times Herald
Nicki Polan, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Boating Industries Association in Livonia, said the MBIA holds no specific position about the bill, and cannot speak to its potential impact to the boating industry but is watching it carefully. Jim Carol,

 Illinois DNR reminds boaters to be cautious on the water
Many people in the tri-states spend a lot of lazy, summer days out on boats on the river, but officials want to remind everyone about the precautions you need to take if you plan on operating that vessel. "I like to go out boating because you can do ...

Safety Reminders for Recreational Boaters
“Boating is a recreation but a very serious recreation. It's like driving a car down the interstate. You have to be very careful", explained Capt. Brett Gaeger of the Huntington Fire Department. As warm days (and nights) bring more people to the Ohio 

 Keeping safe while on the water
Covington News
According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, there were 118 boating accidents and 12 fatalities in 2012, something that will consistently be a threat in all bodies of water, including Jackson Lake and other Newton County areas. The DNR 

 Free life jackets given away at High Rock Lake
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One hundred free life jackets were given away to children at Pebble Beach at High Rock Lake Saturday in Davidson County. The state wildlife commission and the Coast Guard teamed up for the event to remind children and ...

State House passes Boater Freedom Act, heads to Senate
Hudson Hub-Times
COLUMBUS -- Boaters could enjoy their time on the water without fear of unwarranted stops and searches, under legislation passed by the Ohio House June 4. The bill, titled "The Boater Freedom Act," passed on a unanimous vote of 86-0 and heads to the

Coast Guard focuses on boater safety
They are focusing on boater safety to make sure everyone is okay during Harborfest. Local fire and police departments, and Portsmouth's Maritime Incident Response Team, are helping the Coast Guard for safety enforcement. Alcohol and not wearing life

  ON THE DOCKS: Boating safety — it's no joke
The Westerly Sun
Joseph Gross says he will always wear an inflatable life vest when he's on the water after being knocked overboard by a "queer wave" last season. Gross, who wasn't wearing a life jacket at the time, treaded water for 11 hours before being rescued.

 9th Annual Safe Boating, Fishing Festival Held
North Central Ohio
For would-be sailors and those seeking to learn more about angling, the 9th Annual Safe Boating and Fishing Festival was the place to be over the weekend. The North Central Ohio Safe Boating Council sponsors the event and its president, George Christ ...

Boating Fatalities And Rescues:

Divers recover body of canoeist in Basswood River
Divers recover body of canoeist in Basswood River. DULUTH — A Minnetonka couple's trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ended tragically when their boat capsized and the man was lost in the rapids of a river along the Canadian border.

 Man dies in kayaking accident on family day out
Aol Money
A father-of-two died when his kayak capsized in the River Thames as he attempted to navigate a dangerous weir. Property developer Michael Moore, 43, capsized just 300 yards away from where his wife and two daughters were having rowing lessons.

Australian coastguard finds nine bodies after boat sinks off Christmas Island
The Guardian
The Australian coastguard has found the bodies of nine migrants near a partly submerged vessel and is searching for any survivors from the latest accident involving people trying to reach the country. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority spotted ...

 Crews search for missing boater near Burns Lake
Search and rescue crews are scouring Francois Lake in B.C.'s interior looking for a missing boater after a capsize Friday night. RCMP responded to reports of a capsized boat in the lake, located south of Burns Lake Provincial Park. Story continues .

 VAN BUREN TWP: Man drowns after boat capsizes in Belleville Lake
Heritage Newspapers
The 911 caller told dispatch that one occupant of the boat made it safely to shore, but the other boater was unaccounted for. Police units, along with the township marine division and dive team, were dispatched after the location where this occurred 

 Boat flip kills 2 at Lac qui Parle Lake
Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two people died after their boat overturned on Lac qui Parle Lake, near Montevideo in west central Minnesota. The Lac qui Parle Sheriff's Office said the accident happened Saturday afternoon near Boyd's Landing. Emergency responders ...

Boating Accidents and Rescues:
Coast Guard medevacs injured boater
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A 58-year-old man with a head injury was medevaced by the Coast Guard in a helicopter Saturday evening. A crewmember of the sailing vessel Reindeer contacted the Coast Guard at 3:55 p.m. to report that someone had

Man rescued from water in Southport
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A boater off of Pottery Beach near Southport had a medical emergency Saturday, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Southport Rescue Squad was on a lunch break when they responded to help a man in ...

Coast Guard rescues four men on sailboat pummeled by Andrea off Charleston
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
Paui Zoeller/staffJosh Straitiff (facing), of Buffalo, N.Y., and Daniel Kelley, of Huntsville, Ala., thank the members of the U.S. Coast Guard who rescued them Friday from a sailboat that was adrift at sea during Tropical Storm Andrea. Buy this photo ...

 Two boats catch fire in Beaufort
Print; Email. Tweet. Two boats catch fire in Beaufort. BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY -. Crews are working to contain a fully engulfed Hatteras Yacht in Carteret County at the Jarrett Bay Boatworks after it, and a sailboat, caught fire early Saturday Morning.

Early morning fire destroys vessels at Jarrett Bay park
Smoke still poured from a charred luxury yacht Saturday morning, hours after the Beaufort Fire Department received a call at 3 a.m. alerting responders to the fire. This boat and the others were all dry-docked at the marine industrial park, located on

Serious boating accident at Lake Waccamaw today
Whiteville News Reporter
Serious boating accident at Lake Waccamaw today 0 comments. An approximately 40-year-old man had an arm nearly amputated in a boating accident around 4:15 today on Lake Waccamaw. Lake Waccamaw Fire and Rescue, Buckhead Rescue and Lake ...

Texas Digest: Angelo State police chief charged with boating while intoxicated
Austin American-Statesman
The police chief of Angelo State University has been charged with misdemeanor boating while intoxicated over the Memorial Day weekend. The San Angelo Standard-Times reported Friday that Chief James Adams was booked into the Tom Green County Jail ...

Man injured in canoe accident
Journal Review
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a canoe accident that occurred Friday evening on Sugar Creek, 10 miles downstream of Crawfordsville. Christopher Wilson, 22, of Brazil sustained a dislocated shoulder as a result of the accident. Wilson .

 Good News: Rescuers use kayak to save dog stuck in the marsh
Florida Times-Union
No one knew how the dog got there. Or how long she had been trapped in the marsh at Castaway Island Preserve on San Pablo Road. But visitors to the preserve on a recent Sunday all wanted to help free the canine, believed to be a Labrador-Pyrenees mix.

 Two rescued in kayak accident
The Albany Herald
ALBANY — Albany police and firefighters responded to a 911 call at the Flint River Saturday to rescue two kayakers. According to Kelly Harcrow, battalion chief with the Albany Fire Department, Susan Cooper and her adult son, David, were kayaking the ...

Jet ski duo saved after washing up at Stranraer
TWO men from Northern Ireland were rescued from rocks after their jet ski ran out of fuel and drifted about 40 miles before washing up on the Scottish coast. The men set off from Ballycastle early on Friday before getting into trouble. Belfast ...

Fishermen show boat damaged by mako shark
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Tom Rostron Jr. of Wall shows off the 303-pound mako shark that leapt into his sport fishing boat and proceeded to trash it. He and fellow fisherman Clint Simek were finally able to subdue the shark with a gaff and rope. / Photo provided .

 Coast Guard rescues 2 children, 3 adults from capsized boat
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Coast Guard Sector received a Mayday call at 6:41 a.m. after the 17-foot boat capsized and dispatched a 45-foot response boat from Station Honolulu and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point to the scene. The helicopter ...

 Men rescued after drifting from Northern Ireland to Scotland
BBC News
Belfast Coastguard were alerted and the Stranraer Lifeboat was able to locate them on rocks at Corsewell Lighthouse near Stranraer at about 17:30. Both men were said to be very cold and one had suffered an ankle injury. Continue reading the main story .

Family rescued from burning boat in Georgia Strait
The family was picked up by a coast guard hovercraft and taken to Thunderbird Marina. (Nanaimo SAR). A Vancouver whale watching company has rescued a family on a burning boat in the Strait of Georgia. The Prince of Whales boat with 24 tourists on ..

 NT boat swamped by waves, three rescued
Sky News Australia
Three people were forced to swim about a kilometre to safety after their fishing boat was swamped by waves off the Northern Territory coast. The trio were on the second day of a fishing weekend when a series of large waves swamped their 4.5m tinny near ...

Speed boat catches fire in Balluta Bay
Malta Independent Online
No one was injured when a speed boat caught fire in Balluta Bay, in the early hours of the morning. The Armed Forces of Malta operations centre was informed by a civilian that a speed boat was on fire about 100 metres off Balluta Bay. The search and ...

 Capsized boater rescued
Helena Independent Record
A 52-year-old Helena man was rescued by local residents after capsizing a boat in Canyon Ferry Lake Saturday evening. David P. Schwichtenberg refused medical treatment at the scene, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said. Dutton said someone 

Coast Guard aids woman hurt in sailboat accident
CAPE MAY, N.J. - (AP) -- The Coast Guard came to the aid of woman injured when the sailboat she was in ran aground off southern New Jersey. The operator of the 42-foot sailboat Affinity notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay about 

Galway Bay FM
ONE man was rescued by the Galway RNLI Lifeboat when his 25 foot sailboat almost hit rocks off Barna in Galway Bay, this morning (Sunday 9 June). The alarm was raised by a member of the public who spotted the boat veering dangerously towards rocks ...

 Boating accident on Tickfaw River leaves young child seriously injured
New Orleans -- Agents with The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are investigating a boating accident that left a six-year-old child seriously injured. The accident occurred Sunday around 5:00 p.m. on the Tickfaw River near the small town ..

 Boy critically injured in Joe Pool Lake boating accident
Dallas Morning News (blog)
According to Grand Prairie police officials, the boating accident occurred about 11:00 p.m. Saturday about 200 yards from the shore near Lynn Creek Park. Two boats were tied together, sitting idle, when third boat struck them, police said. The 12-year ..

Lifeboat launched to rescue broken-down jet skier
Chelmsford Weekly News
He called for help after the jet ski sputtered to a halt off St Osyth beach, just after 4pm on Saturday. The inshore lifeboat crew found him and towed him back to shore. The man was suffering from the cold but did not require any further medical attention.

A man and a woman were rescued from the sinking boat
BBC News
A man and a woman have been rescued from a sinking cabin cruiser in the River Humber. The 27ft (8m) boat hit a buoy between Hull Marina and the Humber Bridge. Humber Rescue said it responded to a distress call from the Sea Eagle at 06:47 BST and ...

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