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Monday, June 17, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Coast Guard seeks comments on proposal
The Virginian-Pilot
The Coast Guard is asking for public comment on a proposal to disestablish the navigational aids along the Virginia Inside Passage in Metompkin Bay near Chincoteague over the next two months. The plan would disestablish 135 navigation aids along about .

Boating Safety News:

 Boating Safety Always a Priority
Be a smart boater. Be prepared is the key. You never know in a situation, when a situation is going to happen and you instinctively have to act and time is a matter of seconds, not minutes,” said Ben Bergman, Conservation Officer with the Iowa ...

Boating registration certificate, decal needed
The News-Press
If you own a boat and are going to operate it in Florida waters, you must have a certificate of registration and a current decal. The registration must be on board when under way. Be sure that the registration numbers are displayed correctly. Numbers 

Greenwich to patrol LI Sound for drunken boaters
Wall Street Journal
GREENWICH, Conn. — The Greenwich Police Department will soon patrol Long Island Sound checking for drunken boaters. The Greenwich Time reports ( ) that Operation Dry Water, a national three-day campaign against boating under ..

Drunk boating could mean restrictions on the road
If someone is in a boat accident and caught drinking and operating that boat, it could be an incident that takes him off the road. Lawmakers proposed a plan that could mean suspension of a boat operator's driver's license. Operating under the influence ...

Saving lives with boating safety instruction
If you're planning to hit the waves this summer, boating safety classes are easy on the pocketbook, and can potentially save lives. In addition to a life jacket, education is key when it comes to remaining safe on the water. The Coast Guard reports ...

Highway Patrol to crack down on impaired boaters
Christian County Headliner News
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will have increased presence on the water in late June as part of Operation Dry Water, a national campaign to curb boating under the influence. kAm%C@@A6CDV DEC@?86DE 677@CED H:== 36 E96 H66..

 Marine search and rescue providing free on-water safety checks
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Jim Lee, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue president, said the program is an opportunity to connect with the boating public, ensure boaters have the right safety gear and promote search and rescue prevention. Search and rescue crews are safety ...

 NDOW, Barrick replacing life jackets at trade-in event
Elko Daily Free Press
“A lot of people don't wear life jackets while boating because the jacket is too small, damaged or isn't comfortable,” said Don Klebenow, game warden lieutenant in Elko. “We are distributing nice vest-type jackets to show people that life jackets can ..

 TWRA saturation detail leads to BUI arrests and other citations
"The purpose of our detail is to keep everybody safe on the water," said TWRA officer Mitch Clure. TWRA officers say to stay safe on the water boaters need to be alert and aware of other vessels around them and not drive under the influence. "When we ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary maintains safe waterways
Bonner County Daily Bee
SANDPOINT — For some people, joining an organization is a matter of choice. For others, it is a mandate. In Rich Crettol's case, getting the boat he wanted came with a particular caveat. Join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the salesman told him

 Coast Guard Warns Of Debris Washed Into Lakes
The Coast Guard in Buffalo had some recent calls from boaters in distress from an underwater strike. Like one near Grand Island on Saturday. Boatswain Mate Second Class Blake Caraballo says "Earlier in the day we had a vessel strike a submerged object.

Boating fatalities And Missing:

Body recovered is that of missing teen
LONDON, Ont. -- Police have ended their search for a former London teenager who went missing while canoeing near Algonquin Park. Haliburton Highlands OPP haven't said whether a female whose body was found Saturday is that of Sophie Smith, 18, who ...

 Cow Bay man located after going missing from canoe on Shubencadie River
MetroNews Canada
Police say a missing canoeist on the Shubenacadie River has been found safe. Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, police received a 911 call about a 22-year-old Cow Bay man being separated from his group while canoeing on Shubencadie River. The man was last ...

State police ID man killed in NJ kayaking accident
San Francisco Chronicle
The kayak overturned and Minteer fell into a swift current on the Oswego River. He then became entangled in some underwater tree roots, but was soon freed by his son and some other kayakers. Minteer was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Authorities searching for kayaker who fell into Livermore lake
San Jose Mercury News
The Mountain House man was with a female relative on a rented, two-person kayak when he fell into the water at Del Valle Regional Park, said Alameda County Fire Department Battalion Chief James Watkins. Fire crews were dispatched at 2:35 p.m. to the ...

Police search for missing kayaker, father in Shelby Township
Police say the 47-year-old father of three parked his vehicle at the River Bends Park Boat Launch on Thursday, possibly with the intention to kayak to Heritage Park in Utica. 7 Action News has learned that he is an avid athlete and was supposed to ..

Body of Parkville kayaker recovered from Gunpower Falls
Baltimore Sun
Deamond and a friend had been kayaking Saturday when Deamond ran into trouble at the bridge, Albert said. The river flows through four archways under the road. Deamond's kayak rolled under a pile of brush and debris that had collected in one archway ...

Updated: Woman reported missing in Farmington River
Waterbury Republican American
NEW HARTFORD -- Firefighters extended their search area down the Farmington River into Canton on for a 33-year-old female who went missing after falling in the river during a late night rafting trip. Firefighters from New Hartford and Canton and other ..

 Teenager drowns after falling off jet ski on pond near Harrisonville
Major Jeff Weber with the Cass County Sheriff's Department said the boy was on the watercraft with another young man. They were there for a family gathering. Neither one was wearing a life-jacket and both fell, Weber said. Both struggled to get back on ...

 2 missing from capsized boat, 2 rescued
First Coast News
The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crew, rescued two of four men that went missing near Horseshoe Beach Saturday night, according to a release by the USCG. The Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg was contacted ..

 Investigators recover boat from Waterford drowning tragedy
Irish Independent
It is not clear what happened to the men, and three separate investigations by gardai, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board and Health and Safety Authority are underway. The boat was brought ashore this afternoon. Its hull is intact and some lobster ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Boater rescued from Clear Lake
Mason City Globe Gazette
CLEAR LAKE — A boater was rescued from Clear Lake after becoming exhausted swimming to his children who were tubing behind the boat early Saturday evening. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported that Scott Davis, 40, of Clear Lake, was .

 Missing boater found safe at river's edge
A Cow Bay family had a happy ending early Father's Day morning to what could have been a tragedy. Their son, 22, went missing during an annual Shubenacadie River boating event Saturday, prompting a large overnight search. An Enfield RCMP

 Suspected drunk boater arrested after serious accident
Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has confirmed a serious boating accident possibly involving alcohol on the Gasconade River at mile marker 28. Authorities say the driver apparently drove off the river around 6:48 p.m. Saturday near Parson's Lane in

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Neptune Beach after boat capsizes, no ...
The Republic
NEPTUNE BEACH, Florida — The Coast Guard has rescued three boaters after their boat took on water and capsized near Neptune Beach. The boaters called for a tow when the boat began taking on water Saturday and then eventually capsized.

 Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sailboat in Pamlico Sound
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Rossi, a boatswain's mate from Coast Guard Station Ocracoke assists in dewatering a sailboat taking on water in Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke, N.C., Saturday, June 15, 2013. The RB-S crew had the boat in a side tow until a 

Two sailboats capsize on Carter Lake, no injuries reported
A microburst on Carter Lake caused two sailboats to capsize Sunday afternoon, throwing the seven people on board into the water. There were no injuries, but one of the two boats sank into the lake. The sailboats were part of an informal sailboat race .

 Eastbourne lifeboat sent to aid of luxury yacht Coral Island
The Argus
A £75 million luxury yacht which was at the centre of the mysterious theft of a Picasso masterpiece has run into trouble again – this time off the coast of Sussex. The 72-metre-long cruiser, which is owned by a Saudi billionaire, called for the help of ...

Seasick sailor evacuated from drifting yacht
Clacton and Frinton Gazette
A YACHT was towed to safety after suffering engine failure in bad weather five miles off the Walton coast. The 29ft Gamma Kappa radioed for help at 6.40am yesterday. One member of the crew was suffering from severe sea sickness and needed help.

Two Rescued After Canoe Capsizes in Naugatuck River
NBC Connecticut
A man and woman were canoeing near Platts Mill Road and Bristol Street when their canoe capsized. Emergency Crews were dispatched at 6:34 p.m., after police received a call from a man who heard two people screaming for help. "It was an intricate rescue ..

 Tragedy averted on family outing
Ledger Independent
MOUNT OLIVET | A Kentontown family on a canoe outing in Robertson County Saturday, narrowly averted disaster. With six canoes filled with adults, children and picnic supplies, the Martin family set out on their adventure from a water access on Johnson ...

 Kayak Rescue on Rushing River, Call for More Advanced Teaching Top Local ...
Man, Granddaughter Rescued from Capsized Kayak on Passaic River. A Basking Ridge man and his 4-year-old granddaughter from Long Hill Township were pulled from the swiftly moving current of the Passaic River last Sunday afternoon. The rescue ...

 Man saves his brother in Happisburgh jetski drama
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
A man waded to the rescue of his brother today as he floated face down and unconscious in the North Sea after being knocked out by his own jetski off Happisburgh. Comments; Email; Print. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

 2 transported after jet ski collides with boat near Bear Cut Bridge
Local 10
A man and woman have been taken to the hospital after their jet ski collided with a boat near the Bear Cut Bridge. According to Miami Fire Rescue, the woman onboard the WaveRunner jet ski was thrown into the water. The woman was unconscious when the ..

Boat catches fire on Lake Lanier
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A boat fire on Lake Lanier near Buford Dam Park left two adults and one child injured Sunday afternoon. The caller told Gwinnett County Fire dispatch that there was an explosion on an older wooden boat just before 2 p.m. and that everybody had gotten off.

 Dh500,000 for duo after boat blaze
Khaleej Times
A father and son ended up in the burns unit of an Abu Dhabi hospital when a planned fishing trip turned disastrous after their boat burst into flames and set fire to a harbour petrol station. Following the near fatal accident, caused when the father 

SEATTLE: Boat cuts short tour after engine room fire
SEATTLE: Boat cuts short tour after engine room fire. No one aboard the Victoria Clipper III was injured Friday night when a fire in the engine compartment forced the catamaran to divert to Shilshole Bay Marina. Published: June 16, 2013 at 12:05 a.m ...

 Breaking: Boat Fire on Lake Minnetonka
According to news media reports and images posted on social media, a boat caught fire on Lake Minnetonka Sunday afternoon, sending a huge plume of black smoke into the air. Comment Recommend. Flag as Inappropriate. Comments + Leave a Comment.

 Boat sinks at Lake Berryessa; all on board rescued
Napa Valley Register
Two adults, two children and a dog were rescued Saturday afternoon from the waters of Lake Berryessa after their boat sank near Pleasure Cove resort, the Napa County Sheriff's Office said. The incident was reported at 2:50 p.m. The adults and children

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