Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 This is a wonderful program for our service people.
 Veterans, service members find peace on American Lake
Michael Jobb, a resident of Seattle, paddles his kayak around American Lake trolling for fish during a Heroes on the Water event June 22. Jobb, who caught six fish on the day, and other veterans and service members spent the day fishing and kayaking ...

Operation Dry Water

 Law to crack down on drinking and boating
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
It will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and checkpoints as well as boater education. Police say impaired boaters can expect to be arrested or face other serious penalties, including the possibility of fines, jail or loss of boating ...

 Corps ramps up for Operation Dry Water 2013
Osceola Sentinel Tribune
“You will see our park rangers out on the water and at the boat ramps looking for boaters who are operating a vessel under the influence and making efforts to increase boater education.” Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a ...

 On Virginia waterways, boating under the influence targeted this weekend
Daily Press
Operation Dry Water, now in its fifth year, focuses on education and enforcement to attract public attention to the dangers of boating under the influence. The program is a joint initiative of the National Association of State Boating Law

Boating safety emphasis planned this weekend
The Coloradoan
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is participating in a national awareness program, Operation Dry Water, this Friday through Sunday. The event is aimed at reducing accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence and to educate people of the

NDOW to Conduct Statewide Boating OUI Enforcement
Game wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be targeting boaters operating under the influence (OUI) this weekend in waters across Nevada as part of a nationally coordinated enforcement effort dubbed "Operation Dry Water.".

 Local Law Enforcement to Combat Boating Under the Influence
Centralia Chronicle
Local law enforcement will participate in a nationwide campaign this weekend to cite people who are operating boats while under the influence of alcohol. The campaign, called Operation Dry Water, aims to prevent injury and death in accidents that

Search & Rescue Prep for Boating Season While Promoting Safety
With the summer months in full swing, so is Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of water related incidents due to drinking while boating. "Seventeen percent of fatal boat accidents involve alcohol use and our goal ...

 Georgia Joins National Boat-Safety Program
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced it will participate in a national initiative aimed at educating people on the dangers of boating under the influence. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cummings says the initiative is an effort to .

"Operation Dry Water" Coming To Area Lakes
Held each year during the weekend before the 4th of July holiday, Operation Dry Water is coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators in partnership with states, the U.S. Coast Guard and other partner organizations ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Boater's safety classes for 2013
Gladwin County Record
Boater's safety classes for 2013. GLADWIN COUNTY – Boater's Safety will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 12 and up, with free lunch, at the following locations: n Striker's Marina, April 27. n Albright Shores Eagles July 27. n Secord Eagles ...

Boater safety courses set
The Lake Norman Citizen
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Two sessions of Lake Norman Boating Safety Classes will be offered this summer with instruction provided by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Classes are scheduled on Saturdays, June 22 and July 27 at the Morningstar Marina

Education, training key to summer boat safety
Prince Albert Daily Herald
“There are some commonsense choices that boaters can make to ensure that they stay safe on the water, and one of the biggest things is to make sure they do go through that process to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). That's the foundation ...

 Teaching canoe and kayak safety
(WTNH) -- The beaches are filling up and the splash pads are busy on this hot New Haven day, but there are others who are taking to the water for a different reason; they are learning all about canoe and kayak safety. The City of New Haven's Parks ...

Boating Safety News

 North American Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters to Always 'Wear It ...
Wall Street Journal (press release)
But, with approximately 500 people drowning each year from recreational boating accidents, the North American Safe Boating Campaign [] reminds boaters of the importance of boating safety during this high-boating ...

 DEEP Says Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of ...
Connectcut Plus
This year, Connecticut was one of three states receiving the highest grant award in the country, which helps to fund the program grants and the staff that manage statewide pumpout and boater education programs. DEEP is requesting grant proposals from ..

 Lake Murray boat club offering free safety kits
San Francisco Chronicle
IRMO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina boating club is offering ways for families to stay safe on the water ahead of the Independence Day holiday. The Lake Murray Boat Club is making children's life vests available starting Tuesday to people planning to ...

Slow no-wake to be amended
Beloit Daily News
Boaters have been calling the sheriff's office almost daily since March to ask about the slow no-wake policies, which prompted Sheriff Robert Spoden to appeal to the county's Public Safety and Justice Committee to recommend the ordinance be amended.

Boat tax repeal pitched as jobs proposal
Wicked Local
Repealing the sales tax on boats built in Massachusetts would lead to jobs and additional revenue for the state, according to advocates for the boating industry. Jamy Madeja, legal counsel and government relations representative for the Massachusetts

Safe passage: Drivers' rules of road apply to water, too
Times Daily
The old bulky orange life vests may not be popular with boaters or swimmers, but the pre-inflated vests still work — if worn and worn properly. Today, however, there are thinner vests that are much more comfortable to the wearer. Posted: Monday, June

 USA. BoatUS: Traditional Peak of the Recreational Boating Season
BYM News (press release)
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says this July 4th holiday week will be a doozie for America's recreational boaters. While boaters will have the best views for waterfront fireworks shows, "From June 29 to July 7, America will have ...

 Summer Safety on the Lake
According to officials, boating accidents are consistent throughout our state. They say that carelessness and speed often times play a big role in these types of accidents. But what most people fail to realize is, in our state you must complete a ...

Coast Guard tells boat handlers to be careful
Trinidad Guardian
The Coast Guard has issued an appeal to boat handlers to be cautious of their surroundings and slow down, especially when approaching the shoreline. Public relations officer Lt Commander Kirk Jean-Baptiste yesterday said the death of 14-year-old Lily .

 Boat crash: 'Another two minutes, we would have been dead'
New Zealand Herald
He and the driver were two of three people on board the boat, travelling along the Ngaruroro River about 3pm when the accident occurred. They had been out on the water since about 10.30am and were "cruising" along in a narrow channel chillingly known ..

Be Boat Safe This Weekend
BoatSmart Canada says each year about 125 people are killed in boating accidents in Canada and another 6,000 are injured, while millions of Canadians continue to operate their boat without a license - something that's been required by law for almost 15 ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

 Lawyer in missing boater case says client should be released on bail
CTV News
The lawyer for one of three lobster fishermen accused in the death of a missing boater says his client should be released on bail. Craig Landry, 40, of Petit-de-Grat, James Joseph Landry, 65, of Little Anse and Dwayne Matthew Samson, 43, of D'Escousse ...

 Missing boater's body found in Fort Loudoun Lake
LENOIR CITY (WATE) - A search for a missing boater on Fort Loudoun Lake by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency ended early Tuesday morning after his body was found near a boat launch. Family members say Tony Heitzman, 75, went fishing on . 

Police identify Morro Bay boat capsizing victim
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Christopher Castro, 53, of Bakersfield, was one of two boaters who ended up in the water after their craft overturned Sunday morning, the Morro Bay Police Department said. Police did not identify a younger boater who escaped with minor injuries  

Crews recover body of Lake Powell boating accident victim
LAKE POWELL — The body of a woman who was aboard a motor boat when it collided with a houseboat on Lake Powell Thursday has been recovered. Jessica Jackman was one of the seven adults on the boat at the time of the crash. The boat overturned ...

Boating Accident in Current Near Dam Takes 6-Year-Old Girl's Life
A boating accident in swift currents beneath a dam in Oregon claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl who was thrown into the water with several others. The child was among passengers who were thrown from the boat on Sunday when it hit a hydraulic step ..

UPDATED: Body of missing North Hampton kayaker found in Squamscott River ...
The Union Leader
Fish and Game Lt. Michael Eastman said the body of Ann Colcord was found just before 11:30 a.m. in water about 10 feet deep in the area near a boat ramp off Chapman's Landing where her capsized kayak was discovered. Local authorities began the ..

Body found in Farmington River identified as missing rafter
Waterbury Republican American
NEW HARTFORD -- The body of a woman found in Canton Saturday morning has been identified as Rachel Greene. Greene disappeared in the Farmington river during a late-night rafting drip three miles up stream from where she was found, June 15

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Boater rescued on Kentucky River, engine quit
Bowling Green Daily News
A boater says he was never in danger, but he needed help after his engine broke down in the Kentucky River. Craig Dajurdin told WLEX-TV ( in Lexington He was able get a cellphone signal and call 911 after the engine quit near the

Boater Saves Drowning Teen, Neighbors Say
Boater Saves Drowning Teen, Neighbors Say. by Terry Stackhouse - June 25th 2013 05:51pm - Read more Local News · 4. Orrington - A reluctant hero may have saved the life of a teen in need Tuesday. Residents of Brewer Lake Road say they spotted a ..

 Gig Harbor Fire Blotter: Sailboat Mast Pulls Down Power Line
They arrived to find a sailboat with mast up being towed by a pick-up truck. The mast had struck overhanging power lines and pulled them down over the boat, truck and roadway. Crews established a safe area, blocked off the road, and told the driver and ...

 Boat ramming incident lands two men in Lake Oroville, one in jail
LIME SADDLE -- One man was arrested for allegedly boating under the influence of alcohol after an incident Saturday night in which two people rammed their boats into each other deliberately and a fight ensued at Lake Oroville Marina at Lime Saddle.

 Yacht slams into Sailfish Marina's dock
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach police have confirmed a fatality on Okeechobee Boulevard near the Bay Wind subdivision. Westbound lanes are closed between Sansbury Way and State Road 7. TheMore >>. West Palm Beach police .

Lifeboat rescues yacht stranded in the Channel
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
The coastguard received a call at around 9pm last night after the Yacht Pegasus experienced problems with its engine. A spokesman from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “They were stuck in the channel, after a conversation they requested to be ...

 Marine vet recounts rescue of 2 men whose canoe flipped in S. Brunswick canal ...
He saw that a canoe had flipped under a waterfall created by the canal lock and had dumped two men into the churning wake. Locks transport boats from one level of a river to another; this one is no longer in use, but it creates about a 20-foot spout of .

Woman rescued in Jefferson River near Twin Bridges
Montana Standard
A victim is pinned by a canoe against a pillar of the Iron Rod Bridge that crosses the river about 10 miles north of Twin Bridges, the sheriff told the Montana Standard. The female victim is alive and awaiting the arrival of a dive team from Bozeman ...

2 canoeists pulled to safety during water rescue Tuesday
WISC Madison
Two canoes were on the Turtle Creek when one canoe overturned in water that was filled with debris and the canoeists were not able to turn the canoe back over, according to the release. Police and fire responders quickly gained access to the location

 New RNLI lifeguards carry out first rescue
Berwick Today
Once the kayak had capsized and it became apparent that the pair was in difficulty, RNLI lifeguard Giordano Ceccarelli responded quickly. Giordano alerted his fellow lifeguard and immediately took to the water on a rescue paddle board. He picked up the .

 5 NEWS UPDATE: Woman Taken Out of ICU After Jet Ski Accident
UPDATE: Thursday, 5 news learned that the women who was involved in a jet ski accident over the weekend is 24 years old and has been removed from the ICU. Officials tell us she's still recovering. As the investigation continues they also say possible 

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near Apostle Islands
Superior Telegram
CLEVELAND — A Wisconsin-based Coast Guard boat crew rescued two boaters this morning who were on a 26-foot pleasure craft taking on water near Hermit Island, in the Apostle Islands, in western Lake Superior, according to a release from the Coast .

 Marina fire injures 2, damages boats
Yakima Herald-Republic
A destroyed boat is taken out of the water after a fire at the Des Moines Marina, in Des Moies, Wash., on Monday, June 24, 2013. Firefighters say a boat fire on Puget Sound that injured two people spread from one fiberglass hull to another until 12 ..

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