Boating Safety Is For Life

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Drowning doesn't look like you might think, experts say
But as an obscure article in a U.S. Coast Guard newsletter from 2006 that went viral this week on Slate magazine's website points out, that thinking is all wet. The author, Mario Vittone, a U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer who retired in January after ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

Local squadron holding Boater Education class
North Kitsap Herald
POULSBO — The Agate Pass Sail & Power Squadron is hosting a boating course June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 for boaters to obtain their state-required Boater Education card. The class will be held at Martha & Mary Nursing Home, 19160 Front St., Poulsbo, from 

Kayak Programs Open to Town Residents
The three programs in July and August are offered for beginner kayakers, kids and adults. Online registration is available, as well as walk-in registration, which can be done at the Parks and Recreation Office located at 151 Phelps Lane in North ...

 Weekender Calendar for June 7, 2013
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Casper College's Olli is offering Kayak classes. "Kayaking: River Running 101" will be from 6-8 p.m. FRIDAY and JUNE 14 (session 1), and JUNE 28 and JULY 5 (session 2) at Kelly Walsh pool and 12-4 p.m. JUNE 16 (session 1) and JULY 7 (session 2) at ...

 Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating safety at Milton's Horseshoe Crab Festival
Cape Gazette
The Auxiliary Safety Booth offered coloring books featuring boating safety and environmental themes. Shown here (l-r) are Nikki Hazel and her son Lincoln, age 4, and Maggie Fleetwood and her son Daniel, age 3, along with Auxiliary OIC for Safety Booths C.

Register for Boater's Safety Course today
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog)
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 Cayuga County Sheriff's Office offering free boater safety course
Auburn Citizen
From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, boaters are invited attend a boater safety course at the Summer Hill Town Hall, 13606 Route 90, Summer Hill. Participants will receive lunch and a New York State Boater Safety card. The free course is open ...

 Washington Boating Safety Course Manual Now Available as an E-Book
“After students review the student manual e-book and complete the chapter quizzes, they have to take and pass the certification exam to get their boater education card.” The process for completing the course via e-book is easy. After studying the ..

Boating safety course Saturday
Shore News Today
WEST WILDWOOD- The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 86 will be giving a boater's safety course on 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Borough Hall. The class will be open to everyone. According to West Wildwood officials, the class was brought to ..

 Lake Pontchartrain Sail and Power Squadron boating safety seminar on the ...
Damin Strydom, 12, landed his second hole-in-one this year on June 5, competing in a U.S. Kids Junior tournament at Riverlands course, La Place. It was a 148-yard, par 3 on the fifth hole, and he used a Titleist Hybrid 24 deg lofted club to achieve the

Canoe safety program June 22
Estherville Daily News
Paddle Craft: 101, a water safety and paddling workshop, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Emmet County Nature Center on High Lake. The session is sponsored by the Emmet County Water Trails Association, Emmet County Conservation Board, ..

Boating Safety News

 Ohio House passes Boater Freedom Act
Portsmouth Daily Times
The Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Boater Freedom Act (House Bill 29), sponsored by Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-88th District) and co-sponsored by Rep. Terry Johnson (R-90th District). According to the House, “the bill specifies that ...

 Boat Talk: To help, or not to help? Your legal, and moral, duty to aid ...
Hence, a boater is compelled by law to help another who has been involved in some sort of injury-causing crash. No law exists requiring boaters to help another who, say, is adrift on the lake with a busted propellor (though that would be awfully nice

 Kalispell river rescue instructors offer safe summer rafting tips
Glacier River School at the Great Northern Whitewater Resort offers classes geared toward varying levels of boater to teach rescue techniques and raise a person's awareness level. Even advanced boaters can benefit from river rescue courses. Owner of

 Navigating boating regulations
Clarenville Packet
Really, if the government wants to regulate boater safety, it should do it in a way similar to firearms. While boater safety is no joking matter, the BOATsmart! model feels like a fee grab. If it is so important, why not monitor boaters through Service

 ONLINE UPDATE: Friday boating advisory
Lumina News
North Carolina boaters, including those in Pamlico Sound, Albemarle Sound and connecting waterways, are urged to secure their vessels and any emergency positioning indicator radio beacons. Those who heed the warnings of the Coast Guard and local ...

BOATING SAFETY: Experts urge preparation, warn of speed, alcohol
FOX 9 News
Despite the cool, rainy weather, boating season has begun and for agencies that respond to accidents on area waterways, promoting safety is a top priority. A deadly Wednesday night accident on the St. Croix River highlighted the need for boaters to .

Tips for Boating Responsibly
Kansas City infoZine
Kansas City, MO - infoZine - (1) Always wear your life jacket when boating. The decision to go out on the water without a life jacket can be deadly. Coast Guard statistics from 2012 indicate that 71% of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, with

Boating industry aims to keep cigarette butts out of the water
Shore News Today
Participants in last year's cigarette litter prevention program achieved a 50 percent average reduction in the amount of cigarette litter, according to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Boaters are keeping their butts out of the ..

  Boating safety reminders as season gets under way in earnest
Watertown Public Opinion
Anglers who have been out fishing have probably noticed an influx of law enforcement on the water and at the boat ramps. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks officers have been taking a proactive approach at keeping our waters safe the last couple years.

Local wardens issue several citations, warnings over holiday weekend
The Sheridan Press (subscription)
“Law enforcement actions were also taken for possessing over the limit of game fish, fishing with more than two rods or poles and allowing persons less than 16 years of age to operate personal watercraft without adult supervision.” No incidents of

 Boat inspection stations open
Choteau Acantha
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials remind boaters aquatic invasive species inspection stations and roving inspection crews are in operation at key border crossing sites, along major highways and on heavily used water bodies. By law boaters must

 Ethanol Fuel Issues with Marine Engines and Outboard Motors
All At Sea
There is something in your fuel that can cause a great deal of harm and trouble to your outboard motor. Ethanol fuel has the capability of damaging your boat's motor and fuel system, but by understanding what it is and how it can damage your engine .

Going boating? State now requires 'card'
SEATTLE — If you're thinking of hitting the open water — and you're over the age of 12 or under the age of 50 — the state requires you have a Washington State Boater Education card. There is a test involved — you can read about it here — and it 

North American Press Syndicate
(NAPSI)—Fun in the sun is a lot less likely to give way to an emergency at sea if you follow a few tips on how to reduce your risk of electric shock drowning and common boating and marina electrical hazards. Boating and Marina Safety. • Be sure you're ...

Boating column: Staten Islanders can take advantage of free vessel safety checks
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the United States Power Squadron are again offering free vessel safety checks in our area. This checklist inspection will see if you have all of the required safety equipment on your boat or PWC. If your boat ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Death of boater called accidental
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
An autopsy has confirmed that a Lockport woman found in her damaged boat, which washed up just east of Olcott Harbor Wednesday night, died as a result of injuries sustained in a boating accident, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office said. Saundra Burns ...

Cape Breton man arrested in connection with missing boater
CTV News
RCMP in Cape Breton say they have made an arrest in the connection with the disappearance of a boater. Police arrested a 40-year-old Petit-de-Grat man on Thursday. Charges have not been laid at this time. Investigators say Phillip Joseph Boudreau was ...

Kayak recovered but search continues for missing kayaker and dog
... recovered but search continues for missing kayaker and dog. OKALOOSA COUNTY -- For eleven days family, friends and rescue crews have searched for 21-year-old Joe Kane. He and his dog disappeared after launching a kayak from Sherman's Cove.

NC man dies in kayak accident on North Fork of Payette River
Idaho Press-Tribune
He was upside down in his kayak for several minutes before friends could take him to the shore. CPR was performed, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency responders arrived. Weigel had been traveling with his friends on a ...

Boating crash near state park claims life
Pierce County Herald
Boating crash near state park claims life. A boat accident on the St. Croix River near Kinnickinnic State Park resulted in the death of a Minnesota man and injuries two a couple of other men, one from Hudson, just before midnight Wednesday, June 5. By ...

Man dies in boating accident
Black Mountain News
ROBBINSVILLE — An unidentified man died Wednesday in a boating accident, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said. The accident happened at the Massey Branch boating access area on Lake Santeetlah at a Tennessee Valley Authority 

 Yachtsman dies after falling overboard
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
A yacht called Oryex, which had joined in the search of the water, located the casualty. He was airlifted to hospital but sadly could not be saved. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said: 'A man had fallen overboard from a yacht. 'The ...

Minnesota man dies while canoeing in Quetico; wife rescued
Duluth News Tribune
Seventy-five-year-old Elaine Barber and her 78-year-old husband, Dick, were on a three-week wilderness trip when their canoe overturned Sunday in the rapids of the Basswood River in Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario. Elaine Barber swam to shore and ...

Lightning kills fisherman
Ghana Business News
A 45-year old fisherman Kwesi Dadzie was killed when lightning struck the canoe, he and four others were fishing on at sea, near Half Assini on Thursday. According to a police spokesman who pleaded anonymity, the fishermen were on a fishing expedition ...

Recently married father of two drowns in kayaking tragedy just yards from his ...
Daily Mail
A wealthy property developer drowned during a family day out on the river only yards from where his wife and daughters were enjoying rowing lessons. Michael Moore capsized in a kayak in a weir just 300 yards away from his family - including wife Sarah, ..

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Rescued boater thankful for State Park officers quick action
State Park offficers John J. Friot Jr., 35, left, and Dustin T. Lottie, rescued a boater on the St. Lawrence River Saturday morning after he was overcome by fumes while piloting a 28-foot cabin cruiser. ARTICLE OPTIONS. A A. print this article. e-mail ..

Boater badly hurt on S. Indiana's Lake Monroe
Boater badly hurt on S. Indiana's Lake Monroe. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:10 am | Updated: 8:04 pm, Thu Jun 6, 2013. Boater badly hurt on S.

 2 NY park officers credited with saving boater
Wall Street Journal
MASSENA, N.Y. — Two state park police officers are being credited with saving the life of a northern New York man overcome by fumes while piloting his 28-foot-boat on the St. Lawrence River. Thomas Clark of Malone tells the Watertown Daily Times ..

Kayakers rescued from rough seas off Scituate
Two kayakers are lucky to be alive, after rough seas tipped their kayak over and strong winds pushed them out to sea Sunday afternoon. According to Scituate Harbormaster Mark Patterson, the winds were blowing 30-40 miles per hour and the tide was three ...

Busy night for Coast Guard in Niagara
Welland Tribune
The St. Catharines man is heartbroken, but otherwise OK after a harrowing couple of hours Wednesday night that saw his sailboat destroyed in rough water near Jordan. The 30-foot boat he just bought in Georgia over the winter is now on its side up

Locals Live Through Boat Wreck at Sea
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - Three men and one woman from the Tri-Cities are lucky to be alive after their boat capsized off the coast of Washington Sunday. It was one week ago Thursday that four Tri-Citians kicked off their latest fishing excursion in north .

 Distressed Boater Fires Flare, Several Local Agencies Respond
A boater in distress is safe after several agencies including the Wyandotte Fire Department responded to a flare shot into the air at about 10 p.m. May 30. Fire Chief Jeffery Carley said the boat was about 100 yards from shore when emergency services 

 Two Rescued on Lake St. Clair by Coast Guard
Using coordinates from one of the boater's cell phone transmissions, an aircrew from Air Station Detroit and boatcrew from Station St. Clair Shores were deployed to locate the boaters. The aircrew located the canoe, and after a rescue swimmer was

 Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Boating Crash on Kanawha River
State law also indicates that a boater involved in a crash must stay and help if anyone is injured. The boater is also required to give his or her name, address and information to the owner of any property damaged in the crash. Otherwise, they can ...

 Two rescued from swelling river in Franklin
The Union Leader
Rescue crews use a ladder to reach a female boater stranded on an island in the Winnipesaukee River on Thursday night. (COURTESY). FRANKLIN – Fire department crews rescued two scared canoeists from the Winnipesaukee River Thursday night, using ...

 after rescued from creek in Glacier National Park, cited for boating in ...
The Republic
WEST GLACIER, Montana — Glacier National Park rangers rescued a 23-year-old Whitefish man who fell off his raft into the swift-moving Upper McDonald Creek, then cited him for boating in a closed area. Glacier officials say park dispatch received a

Boat crashes at Cabrillo National Monument tidepools
Three men were surfing when the boat's anchor was knocked loose by a large wave. They were able to swim to shore safely. The boat appears to be a total loss. Park rangers say that surfing, boating, swimming, and all similar activities are banned inside ...

 Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat off Charleston coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin is assisting four people on a disabled sailboat 65 miles off the coast of Charleston. The Coast Guard crew says the four stranded boaters are dealing with 20 foot seas and 35 mph 

 Personal watercraft hits bridge; two injured
The Northwest Florida Daily News
SHALIMAR — A personal watercraft carrying a father and son was pushed by a wave into one of the pilings for the Shalimar Bridge on Friday morning, according to rescue workers. The accident happened about 9:30 a.m.. Both were thrown from the watercraft ...

Angelo State Police Chief Faces Intoxication Count
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says Adams was on a personal watercraft at Lake Nasworthy. Lt. Jason Huebner says the operator allegedly created a wake in a no-wake zone and showed signs of possible intoxication. ASU spokesman Preston ...

 Driver charged in jet ski accident
Lake Gaston Gazette Observer
The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Peterkin was operating a PWC (jet ski) near the shoreline when he claimed the vessel suffered a mechanical malfunction, accelerating on its own toward two youths floating on a tube. The craft struck the tube ...

 Boat in Port Angeles Boat Haven damaged in fire
Peninsula Daily
Boat in Port Angeles Boat Haven damaged in fire. Click here to zoom... Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News. Port Angeles firefighters prepare to extinguish a fire aboard the fishing vessel Orca moored in Port Angeles Boat Haven. Peninsula Daily News ...

 2 rescued after boat capsizes during storms
Houston Chronicle
The Coast Guard credits technology for the rescue of two men whose boat capsized in the northwest portion of Trinity Bay during severe weather on Thursday night. A relative received a brief cell phone call from one of the men, who said their boat was ...

 Couple, Grandchildren Rescued After Boat Sinks On Lake Hudson
News On 6
Phil and Kathy Wendt were enjoying a Thursday afternoon on lake Hudson, with their six and seven year old grandkids, when suddenly the flat bottomed air boat that Phil had built took on water. Brian Edwards, with GRDA Police said, "All they knew is ...

 Four rowers rescued after boat capsized on Ottawa River
Ottawa Citizen
By the time emergency crews arrived, the rowers had been pulled out of the water by a coach in a safety boat that was on the water with them. The driver of the safety boat brought the women back to the rowing club. Paramedics treated a 20-year-old

Boat crashes at Cabrillo National Monument tidepools
KFMB News 8
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A small boat crashed at the Cabrillo National Monument tidepools Friday morning. Three men were surfing when the boat's anchor was knocked loose by a large wave. They were able to swim to shore safely. The boat appears to be a ...

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