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Monday, June 3, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Outdoor calendar: Week of June 2
All programs free, unless noted. Boating. Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class and exam, 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland. $10. Sign up: 503-629-2026 or

Boating safety course set for June 10-11
Andalusia Star-News
To make sure that boaters are prepared, a boating safety course will be held on June 10-11, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the LBW Community College Opp McArthur Campus. This free classroom course is approved by the Alabama Marine Police Division, said ...

June events planned at Moreau Lake State Park
The Saratogian
June 8 — Beginner Kayak Trip (10 a.m. to noon) — A park educator will teach the basics of kayaking, including paddle strokes, turning, stopping as well as entering and exiting a kayak. • June 8 — Secret Life of Snakes (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) — A ..

Boating Safety News:

Contain Population of Zebra Mussels by “Clean, Drain and Dry”
French Tribune
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking the boaters to follow a clean, drain and dry approach for keeping the population of zebra mussels at a specific position. According to them, the best methodology for stopping the rising population is that ...

Boating safety tips
As the temperatures warm up, more people pull their boats out of storage and head to the water. Just as there are rules of the roads, there are important rules on the lake to make sure everyone is safe. CaseyMore >>. As the temperatures warm up, more 

Lake levels a potential boating hazard
York News-Times
LINCOLN – Levels on water bodies fluctuate constantly. Nebraska boaters should be aware that rising and falling levels can create hazards. Many water bodies are flood-control structures where levels rise during heavy rains and wash potential hazards 

Safe boating
Stratford Star
As many of you know, May 18-24 was National Safe Boating Week. The weather has changed and boating season is upon us. Our message is very simple; obey all the laws that govern vessel operation, all operators must be properly licensed, and carry all ...

 Lake Wylie leaders looking for safe summer season
The Herald |
Don't mix alcohol with boating or swimming. • ALWAYS BE ATTENTIVE on the water, and focus on operating the boat. Remember an accident can happen very quickly. Stay alert for other boaters and skiers. • USE CAUTION upstream and downstream of 

Life jackets save lives: OPP
Brampton Guardian
All but four of the 22 people who died in Ontario boating accidents last year were not wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PDF), according to the OPP. “It won't work it you don't wear it,” the OPP reminded boaters in a recent reminder about safety on ..

Twin Lakes Lake Education Assistants begin their work
West of the I
The inspectors will be stationed at Lance Park and Lake Elizabeth Marina boat launches to help boaters understand Wisconsin's invasive species laws and what they must do before leaving. “Wisconsin is a great place for fishing and boating. By following .

 Be Safe On Or Near The Water This June Bank Holiday Weekend
#Coastguard - The Irish Coast Guard has issued advice to the public for the June bank holiday weekend regarding safety on the water and when enjoying leisure activities on cliff paths and walks. Bright and dry weather with sunny spells is forecast over ...

 Lake safety event makes a splash with families
Mitchem was one of scores of children who dove into the basics of water safety at an open house at the Holland Coast Guard station, 2388 Ottawa Beach Road. Besides Coast Guard activities ranging from proper life preserver use to the danger of waves and ...

 Free vessel safety check offered in Onset
Wicked Local
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Wareham Harbormaster Dept. set up on the pier by the Harbormaster station. Auxiliary members George Funnell and Catherine Backstrom were on deck to offer the checks as well as answer ...

 Safety measures every boater's responsibility
Waco Tribune-Herald
Hundreds of boating accidents and injuries occur in Texas waters every year, and dozens of people die annually in those mishaps. Accidents can happen because of mechanical troubles, errors in judgment, carelessness, weather conditions and a variety of ...

 When boating, it's a good idea to know before you tow
The News-Press
There are several things to understand if you plan to tow your boat behind a tow vehicle. First, you need to make sure the boat and trailer are a match. A 27- to 30-foot boat needs to be on a trailer for that size boat. Do not try to put a 4,000-pound .

Pay attention to boating precautions
Daily Commercial
L ake and Sumter counties are known for their vast bodies of water. The two counties have almost 2,000 lakes. The vast spread of waterways — and the mild, humid climate — in the two counties conveys two opposing truths about the area. This area ...

 Company offers alternative for boaters who drink too much
Access North Georgia
GAINESVILLE - A licensed master captain on Lake Lanier has started a new service designed to help people avoid boating under the influence and BUI-related tragedy. According to its website, the company SAFENAV offers a service where they'll take your ..

Alcohol restrictions should extend to boaters - OUR OPINION
Oakland Press
We're required to be aware of other watercraft in a 360-degree field, in a craft that sometimes becomes a floating living room, a place conducive to kicking back and getting another drink. Boating requires a different kind of attention, and it's as 

Officials urge residents to practice water safety this summer
Daily Home Online
Pell City Police Chief Greg Turley said with beautiful weather and the boating season in full swing, the police department wants to remind everyone about the importance of water safety. “We had three drownings on our lake last year, and our goal is to ...

 High boat registrations and limited space making waterways crowded
Columbus Dispatch
Add in all the boats registered in surrounding counties and put them on central Ohio's limited number of waterways, and you end up with an increased risk of accidents. In fact, three of the six Ohio waterways with the most boating accidents are in .

Toughen laws on drinking while boating
Kenosha News
DART – To Wisconsin legislators for failing year after year to toughen laws on drunken driving of watercraft. Wisconsin had the nation's third-highest number of alcohol-related boating deaths last year, costing eight people their lives. Minnesota and

 New law mandates basic requirements for guides
Bellingham Herald
U.S. Coast Guard license if intending to carry passengers for hire on federally recognized navigable waters with a motorized vessel. “Guides who already have a license for this license year don't have to show proof, but they will when they renew next ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Search for missing boater in Cape Breton called off
The search for a missing man, whose overturned boat was found early Saturday morning in an Acadian community in Cape Breton, has been called off. At around 7:30 a.m. Richmond County RCMP responded to a report of an overturned boat the was found .

 Two dead, one injured in boating crash
Fox 43 TV
Daniel Manke, 50, of Hertford, N.C., and Blaine Weyant, 48, of Edenton, N.C., died in the crash, according to a spokesperson with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The surviving boater was identified as Edward White, 47, of Hertford, N.C..

2 Killed, 1 Injured When Boat Hits Dock in Northeast Florida
... Franklin Babb and Warren Hall were ejected into the water. Authorities say another boater was able to rescue Alicia Babb. The bodies of Hall and Franklin Babb were recovered from the water nearby. The wildlife commission is continuing its ...

Boat operator arrested in fatal crash that killed 21-year-old local man
Texarkana Gazette
Submitted photo William Lewis “Trey” Varner III, 21, of Texarkana, Ark., and Rachel Nicole Swetnam, 21, of Grove, Okla., died when the boat struck an unoccupied 96-foot Fantasy houseboat near the Arrowhead Yacht Club on the Duck Creek arm of Grand 

Kayaker missing in Ferryland area
A man is missing and presumed drowned after his kayak capsized off Ferryland on Friday night. A mayday was issued shortly after 9 p.m. after the kayak was found upside down. Several vessels immediately steamed to the area to search for the man ...

 British father of five dies while white-water rafting
The company highlights the dangers of the rafting route on its website, describing the risk of injury to swimmers as "moderate to high", adding that water conditions "may make self-rescue difficult". It added that the route is graded as Class 1V to ...

Boat explosion on Beaver Lake kills one
The Benton County Sheriff's Office said Kayla Woolsey, 23, of Missouri, was boating with her step-father, Alan Bland, on Beaver lake. Bland docked the boat and was trying to do some welding repair work when the explosion happened. Woolsey was thrown .

  Boater missing at Christina Lake
RCMP are looking for a boater who went missing on Christina Lake in northeastern Alberta Saturday evening. A boat belonging to Serge Paulin, 42, was found drifting offshore about 12 kilometres south of the Christina Lake Lodge, just east of Conklin, Alta.

Search Underway for Missing Boater
A full scale search is underway in Ferryland for a man who was reported missing in a small boat. Search and Rescue were called in when the man failed to return on schedule on Friday. An overturned kayak was reportedly recovered that evening south of .

Woman drowns in Lake Lanier boating incident
Gainesville Times
A woman drowned Saturday afternoon in Lake Lanier in what state Department of Natural Resources officials are calling a boating incident fatality. The accident happened at 2:15 p.m. in Shoal Creek area of Lake Lanier. The 55-year-old woman went under ..

two men missing after boat trip
Sydney Morning Herald
Police have serious concerns for the welfare of two men who failed to return from a boat trip in heavy seas on the Central Coast on Sunday. A search is currently underway for the men, who took their three metre runabout into large seas from the boat .

 2 reported missing after boat capsizes on central Pa. river
Washington Post
DRUMORE, Pa. — Rescue crews searched for hours for any sign of two men reported missing after a boat capsized on the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. Authorities in Lancaster county said another person in the boat swam to shore after the ...

 One dead, three with hypothermia after fishing boat sunk near Lancelin Island
Herald Sun
About 12.45pm police received reports a 5m fishing boat had sunk south of Lancelin Island, and the boat's four passengers were missing. Volunteer marine rescue boats and water police searched the area and recovered the crew by 1.30pm.

Body of drowned part-time boat operator found
New Straits Times
PORT DICKSON: The body of a part-time boat operator was found 20 hours after he went missing in a mishap that resulted in him and several riders of a banana boat being thrown in the waters at Pantai Cahaya in 4th mile of Port Dickson on Saturday ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Power failure on boat prompts water rescue near Rockcliffe Marina
Ottawa Citizen
At 1:45 a.m., Ottawa Fire received a 911 call for a boat in distress on the Ottawa River near the Rockcliffe Marina. Water rescue teams were dispatched, as were police and paramedics, and soon found the boat. The boater was not in distress or injured.

Three rescued on the Black River; State police arrest operator for boating ...
Three people were rescued Friday night from a 16-foot vessel taking on water near the Dexter Dam on the Black River by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Jefferson County Special Tactics and Response Team. The operator of the vessel was issued a

 Three Rescued after Sailboat Capsizes
Three people are safely on land after their sailboat capsized in the bay Saturday afternoon. A call went out from the Coast Guard around 1 p.m. that a 19 foot lightning sailboat was overturned. According to the Coast Guard, the boat caught some strong .

 Lifeboat called out to help yacht
Isle of Man Today
The Sir William Hillary, under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran, went to the aid of a yacht that had reported engine problems. The yacht, which had two people on board, had been travelling from Widnes to Douglas. It was found two miles ...

Resident with binoculars spots capsized canoeist off Anglesey
BBC News
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said it was called by the person using binoculars at 13:50 BST and it alerted the RNLI. In the meantime the man was rescued by another canoeist. The RNLI lifeboat crew helped treat the man on the shore for the effects 

 Ferry crew rescues owner of capsized fishing boat
The Seattle Times
The boat's operator told rescue crews he launched at the Port of Kingston Marina and was heading to fishing grounds when the boat began taking on water at the stern. He tried to bring the boat back to the marina, according to Laboda, when water

 Men safe after boat capsizes off Rottnest
Herald Sun
A 75-year-old man was found clinging to the overturned boat while his 65-year-old mate had begun swimming to shore 15 minutes earlier. A search of the area located the man, who was taken to the Rottnest Nursing Post and treated for cold and exposure.

Three onboard boat in Kingston OK after boat capsizes
Kitsap Sun
Ferry rescue crews arrived at the boat and found a man there, but were unable to get him into the small boat they had. They towed him to shore, according to a North Kitsap Fire statement. The adult woman and the boy were wearing life jackets and making ...

 Intoxicated boater charged after Coast Guard rescue in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY (AP) -- The Coast Guard has rescued three boaters on the Black River in Jefferson County and charged the vessel's operator with boating while intoxicated. Jefferson County emergency dispatchers received a report at 9:42 p.m. ...

Cops Save Kayaker Stranded Off Fire Island
Long Island Press
Timothy Miller was kayaking in Bellport Bay his kayak capsized, he lost his paddle and swam to a small island and then tried to swim to shore but the current was too strong, police said. Miller called 911 with his cell phone at 8:08 p.m. and held onto ...

Galveston Beach Patrol, Coast Guard rescue 12 stranded boaters
GALVESTON, Texas – The Galveston Beach Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard rescued a total 12 boaters from three separate vessels after they capsized Sunday morning as severe weather blew in. The beach patrol said that the stranded boaters climbed onto ...

3 people, dog rescued by Coast Guard near Long Boat Pass Inlet
Bay News 9
ST. PETERSBURG --. Three people and one dog were rescued by Coast Guard crewmembers after their boat capsized on Sunday. Crews found the capsized 13-foot boat around 7 p.m. near the Long Boat Pass Inlet, with the three people clinging to the hull.

Coast Guard rescues three from boat in Sackets Harbor
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. -- The Coast Guard rescues three people from a boat that was starting to take on water. It happened Friday night in Sackets Harbor near the dam. The 16-foot vessel had to be towed to a nearby boat ramp. Investigators said the ...

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