Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Operation Dry Water:

 DNR ramps up drunk boater crackdown
DNR ramps up drunk boater crackdown. Updated: Monday, 24 Jun 2013, 3:25 PM EDT Published : Monday, 24 Jun 2013, 3:25 PM EDT. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be out in force on lakes and rivers 

 Vt. police agencies to crack down on drunk boating
San Francisco Chronicle
This weekend's operation will focus on Lake Champlain, but state police officers will be working on other bodies of water as well. It will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and checkpoints as well as boater education. Police say impaired ...

 State Plans Crackdown On Boating While Drunk
Kansas Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for boaters under the influence during Operation Dry Water June 28-30. Operation Dry Water is part of a national effort to reduce accidents and fatalities ...

Sheriff's Department to join in National Boating Under the Influence ...
West of the I
Sheriff Beth, who is an avid boater, personal water craft operator and water skier, said, “I would like to insure a great time for everyone enjoying the lakes of Kenosha County. One intoxicated boater can bring tragedy to a time of fun in the sun ...

Boating under the influence enforcement set
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Indiana conservation officers will be on lakes and rivers this weekend for Boating Under the Influence detection and enforcement, the Department of Natural Resources said today. Operation Dry Water from Friday through Sunday is a coordinated, national ..

 TWRA steps up drunken boating enforcement statewide to head off Fourth of ...
The Republic
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The enforcement effort is called Operation Dry Water. The title has a lot more to do with the boaters than the lakes. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers will saturate reservoirs across the state this weekend, looking ...

 Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Access Washington
According to Washington State Parks Boating Programs, between 2007 and 2013, at least 39 people were killed in reportable boating accidents where alcohol use was a contributing factor. The emphasis patrol weekend is aimed at raising awareness of the ..

 Operation Dry Water begins June 28
Lincoln City News Guard
SALEM - Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a major problem across the nation according to U.S. Coast Guard data which reveals alcohol is the primary contributing factor in recreational boating fatalities. Intoxicated boat ...

 Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Under Way in Pennsylvania
Law enforcement across Pennsylvania will be participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in the effort to focus on keeping families safe from impaired drivers surrounding the 2013 Independence Day travel and boating holiday ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Boater's safety course June 26, 27 in Morley
North Country Now
MORLEY -- A boater's safety course will be offered June 26 and June 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church community room. The class will be $10 per person. Groups with 10 people or more may arrange for a personalized class. After taking the course ...

Boating Safety Courses to Become Mandatory for Minors
It is still unclear what exactly the safety course will cover, but New York State already requires classes to operate personal watercrafts that include topics such as instruction in boating safety and navigation. According to Newsday, one of the ...

Wisconsin offers boat-rental certification
Trade Only Today
Wisconsin residents and visitors who need a temporary boating certificate to rent a boat or personal watercraft can now complete a new Wisconsin boat rental course. "This new course covers all the information you'll need to know to receive your ...

Boating Safety news:

Boater Safety
“Children who are 14-15 are allowed to operate a boat or personal watercraft without having taken a boater safety course, if they do so under the direct supervision of a person who does meet the boating education requirement,” said Stacey Brown .

 Always check your boat before leaving the dock
Welland Tribune
Pellerin, an active member of the auxiliary for more than 25 years, would also advise boaters to check all mechanical, electrical and safety equipment, have the proper personal floatation devices for each person aboard, know the rules of the waterways ...

 Three simple boating safety tips get to core hazards
The Spokesman Review (blog)
BOATING — Following are boating safety tips based on the 30 years the Marine Insurance damage avoidance publication Seaworthy has combed through the BoatUS claims files to shed light on how boats are damaged and how boaters are injured, and to .

 Coast Guard advises boaters to ride safely on Lake Erie (with video)
Brian Bass has been boating since 1999, and it isn't hard for him to spot the "weekend warriors" at Mentor Lagoons who speed through the waterway to get out to Lake Erie. "Those are the guys who don't do any checking," said Bass, of Mentor. "They don't ...

 LETTER: Responsible boating saves lives
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
It has been five years since our son drowned at Lake Shelbyville in Cove 5, which was known as “Party Cove.” The Corps of Engineers, the Shelby County Police, and the State Police have done an amazing job enforcing the rules and regulations of boat and

E15 survives Supreme Court challenge
Boating Industry
“While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court has denied certiorari on the E15 case in which NMMA is involved, we are committed to continuing our work against mid-level ethanol blends on behalf of the recreational boating industry,” said Nicole ...

 Editorial: Stay safe out on the water
New Bern Sun Journal
“The goal of our collaborative effort is to encourage boaters to follow proper boating safety precautions, including ensuring everyone is wearing a properly fitted, USCG-approved life jacket, and being aware of the local weather forecast,” said Virgil

 Risky Drinking Can Put a Chill on Your Summer Fun
The Herald |
Boaters can lose their bearings. According to research funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol may be involved in 60 percent of boating fatalities, including falling overboard. And a boat operator with a blood alcohol ...

 Go slow, be prepared this July 4th holiday urges BoatUS
Sail World
While boaters will have the best views for waterfront fireworks shows, 'From June 29 to July 7, America will have more boats on the water than at any other time during the entire summer boating season,' said BoatUS Director of Public Affairs Scott Croft.


Boating Fatalities and Missing

Police identify man killed in Morro Bay boating accident
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Police received a call from the Sandpit Emergency phone just before 7:40 a.m. Sunday. The caller said two people had been thrown from a boat that capsized. One of the boaters had minor injuries and was able to swim to shore. The second boater, Castro, ...

 Boating Accident: Body Found, Search For Second In Lake Powell Crash [Video]
The Inquisitr
The body of one woman lost in a Lake Powell boating accident was recovered by divers late on Sunday night by the Utah Highway Patrol dive team. Valerie Rae Bradshaw, 29, was retrieved by a special robot after a painstaking search using SONAR to scan ...

 Boating Accident Kills 6-Year-Old in Montana
The Epoch Times
A boating accident claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl in Montana on Sunday, according to reports. Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman told KXLH-TV that the girl drowned near Corvallis in the Bitterroot River. The girl died after the boat she was in ...

Lancaster woman drowns while boating in Chesapeake Bay
Lancaster Newspapers
A Lancaster woman on an overnight boating trip with her husband drowned Saturday evening in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland authorities said Sunday. Nancy B. Rogers, 75, of the 300 block of Church Street, died after she was swept up in a fast-moving

 Deadly Boating Accident in Morro Bay
... several agencies, and the victim was found floating in the water near shore. Coast Guard Petty Officer Michael Tyrell told the San Luis Obispo Tribune ( ) the waves were between six and eight feet and that the boaters were

 Teen killed in boating accident
Trinidad Guardian
Insert: Fourteen-year-old Lilly Blaides lost her life after being sliced by a boat propeller while bathing at Las Cuevas Beach on Saturday evening. A distraught looking Arlene Blaides looks at a photograph of herself, her husband Lyric and their 14

Child drowns in Corvallis boating accident
KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says Joslyn Farrell, 6, of Washington State was visiting her father. Hoffman says the incident happened about two miles downstream of the Woodside Fishing Access on the Bitterroot River. A group of people, including 

Body of Alberta canoeist recovered near Fort McKay
Dr.Gordon Lippolt, 66, was on a canoe trip with three other Lac La Biche men earlier this month when his canoe was caught up in powerful currents in the surging Christina River. One canoe capsized, but was pushed nearer the shoreline allowing two of 

Boating Accidents and Rescues:

Boater injured in explosion Sunday
Toledo Blade
Boater injured in explosion Sunday in Port Clinton. BLADE STAFF. PORT CLINTON -- A Winchester, Ohio man was injured during an explosion on his 40-foot cabin cruiser when he stopped to refuel the boat at Foxhaven Marina in Port Clinton. The Ottawa ...

 Boaters rescued after boat capsizes
7Online WSVN-TV
(WSVN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard along with other agencies have rescued four boaters after their boat capsized, Monday. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, four men were on a 23-foot vessel fishing when it began to tilt. Officials ...

6 survive after boat capsizes on reservoir
Laramie Boomerang
... but 3-foot swells capsized the boat about 1,000 feet from shore. But before rescuers could launch their craft, officials say another boater rescued one of the men and the four juvenile girls, while the other man made it to shore using a picnic ..

 Boat capsizes in Buffalo Bill Reservoir, group rescued
Cody Enterprise
A couple who observed children atop a capsized boat on the reservoir about 6:30 p.m. Saturday called nearby friends to arrange an immediate rescue. The group quickly launched a boat into the choppy waters of Buffalo Bill Reservoir and was able to ...

Pierre Rescue Squad Responds to Calls Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Paul says the large fishing boat was reportedly carrying about five people and one of the individuals in the boat was hurt when the boaters didn't see the sandbar and hit it hard with the watercraft. Paul says responders carried medics to the site

 Eastbourne lifeboat team launched to yacht with engine failure
Eastbourne Herald
Eastbourne's all-weather lifeboat (ALB) crew went to the aid of a yacht yesterday (Sunday) morning which had suffered engine failure. The ALB diverted from crew training to help the yacht which encountered problems while approaching the entrance to the

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