Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water:

Drunken boaters to be target of enforcement campaign
Mason City Globe Gazette
“More than 70 percent of Iowa's boating fatalities in 2012 involved alcohol and many of those victims were innocent bystanders,” said Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “We ...

  Operation 'Dry Water' is all about sober-boating
DNR Conservation Warden Scott Thiede says the goal behind the 5th annual Operation "Dry Water' - is to encourage boaters to stay sober. “Even passengers, if they're intoxicated the risk of injury or death is significantly increase should they fall ...

 Tri-State Outdoors Notes: Operation Dry Water seeks safety
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
State, federal and local law enforcement agencies will partner to focus on enforcement of Iowa's boating while intoxicated law. The operation is planned as part of the June 28-30 national Operation Dry Water campaign to draw attention to the hazards of ...

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Mandatory NY boating courses waiting Cuomo approval
Cam Crawford, a boater who grew up in the coastal city of Newport, R.I., and recently moved to Manhattan, said he thinks the new regulations should apply to anyone who uses a motorboat and questioned the grandfather clause. "There are plenty of older ...

 New boating requirements begin July 1 in Virginia
... officer Tim Hayes. We've learned next year anyone under the age 45 will be required to have the course, in 2015 the age limit goes to 50 and younger and in 2016 all boaters in Virginia will need to have a boater safety course. For more information ...

Outdoors: Boat safety courses crucial to improve safety on the water
Idaho State Journal
A link to online course providers can be found on the Parks and Recreation website at, in addition to more information on Idaho recreation and boating. More information about boater registration ..

Boating Safety News:

 Tougher penalties face boaters over the limit
boats Seattle — Police say boating and boozing is a big problem, but a new law that takes effect soon will keep families safe on the water. As summer break begins, folks hit the water to unwind. The season has just begun and so far boaters are obeying ...

 Area Outdoor Notes: New boating fee for Illinois watercraft
Alton Telegraph
... 2013 9:16 pm. Area Outdoor Notes: New boating fee for Illinois watercraft By CURT HICKEN For The Telegraph Certain Illinois boaters must now deal with a new usage fee. The new fee, now in effect, pertains to non-motorized watercraft.

Kelowna RCMP Urge Safe Boating on the Lake
News Talk Sports AM 1150
With summer upon us the Kelowna RCMP are sending out a warning to boaters wanting to enjoy area lakes. According to RCMP Constable Kris Clark, the rules of the road apply to those on the lake using a motorized vessel. "Driving carelessly or speeding ...

Boaters threatening sandhill cranes
Press Herald
By MATT HONGOLTZ-HETLING Morning Sentinel. SMITHFIELD - Speeding boaters and Jet Skiers along the Serpentine waterway may be threatening the sandhill crane, a species that recently returned to Maine after being pushed to the brink of extinction.

Make sure to wear a PFD in the water
Uniontown Herald Standard
Especially at this time of year, these waters offer enjoyment to anglers and boaters of many persuasions. But sadly, too many needless boating tragedies mar each season. Nearly all are preventable. kAmp 4@FA=6 @7 52JD 28@[ 2? @44FCC6?46 

Farmington River accidents offer stark reminder of water's danger
Torrington Register Citizen
Rachel Greene, a 33-year-old New Hartford woman, has been missing since the early hours of Saturday morning when she was rafting with a companion and two others in another raft. Greene's raft capsized. The other individuals made it out of the water .

 Coast Guard advises boaters to ride safely on Lake Erie (with video)
"Consequences of BUI convictions vary based on the enforcing jurisdiction, enforcement option exercised and specific facts of each case," said Christopher Yaw, external affairs officer for the 9th Coast Guard District in Cleveland. "Collateral .

 Boating Crashes Up Last Year; Authorities Urge Life-Jacket Use
Hartford Courant
In 2012, the Coast Guard says it counted 4,515 accidents nationwide that resulted in 651 deaths and 3,000 injuries. "Compared to 2011, the number of accidents decreased 1.6%, the number of deaths decreased 14.1% and the number of injuries decreased ..

 Boating and drinking: Don't
South Bend Tribune
Those paragraphs appeared in the Tribune on July 21, 2012, in a story about the rising number of fatal boating accidents in Illinois in which alcohol played a role. A week later, 10-year-old Tony Borcia, of Libertyville, was killed by a powerboat that

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

 Police Search Otis Reservoir For Missing Boater
Police Search Otis Reservoir For Missing Boater. June 23rd, 2013. water OTIS, Mass (WGGB) — Rescuers are searching the Otis Reservoir for the body of a person who fell off a boat. A State Police helicopter and dive teams were called in around 2:30PM 

 Boater dies in crash along Bayou Black
Houma Courier
The crash happened roughly half a mile from Bob's Bayou Black Marina, about 15 miles northwest of Houma. The marina's owner, Bobby Breaux, said he had never seen a boating fatality near his business. “A couple of fisherman came in around 11 and said ...

Officials search for body of kayaker near Courtland
Mankato Free Press
COURTLAND — Officials were searching the Minnesota River Sunday for the body of a South Dakota man with New Ulm ties who drowned when his kayak tipped Saturday night. Nicollet Count Sheriff Dave Lange said three men set out in three kayaks from ...

 Divers resume Chattooga search
Anderson Independent Mail
Hill, a Tampa-based sales manager for Sherwin-Williams paint company, was in this region for a corporate sales meeting before the rafting accident Wednesday. He was rafting with co-workers on a tour operated by Southeastern Expeditions when he went

9-year-old San Tan Valley boy dies in jet ski accident in NC
MyFox Phoenix
According to WBTV, the boy died after a jet ski he was riding on collided with another on Lake Norman on Thursday. Four children were riding on two jet skis when one of the drivers allegedly slowed down to let the other catch up. WBTV reports

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Man rescued from Lake Erie after clinging to overturned boat for 14 hours
Detroit Free Press
MONROE TOWNSHIP — The U.S. Coast Guard says a 63-year-old Wayne County man spent about 14 hours clinging to his overturned fishing boat in western Lake Erie before a passing boater spotted him. The Coast Guard says the unnamed Brownstown .

6 survive after boat capsizes on reservoir
San Francisco Chronicle
A storm developed and they were headed in, 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

 Child Injured in Sodus Bay Boat Crash
Rochester YNN
He hit a moored sailboat head on. The crash threw Wilton's children into the water. All four were wearing personal flotation devices, but a four-year old suffered a broken leg. Wilton was cited for operating an unregistered boat. Email this Story to a 

 Child's leg broken in boating accident
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Lyjha Wilton of Rochester, 36, was operating a motorboat when he was blinded by the sun's glare and collided head-on with a moored sailboat, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Wilton's four children, who were all wearing the proper 

Dracut man charged in boat crash
Boston Herald
A Dracut man has been charged with boating while intoxicated after a crash on Lake Winnipesaukee in Guilford, N.H., Friday night that injured four people, New Hampshire state police said. Barry K. Myers, 50, was driving a 1989, 21-foot Chaparral  

 Sailor taken to hospital by air after yacht flips over in gale
Irish Independent
THERE were dramatic scenes in Dublin Bay yesterday when a racing yacht capsized shortly after passing the starting line of the Route des Princes Grand Prix. Also in this section. Man killed in Galway road crash · Begley crowned winner of 'The Voice' ...

 Other Boaters Rescue Six From Sinking Yacht
CBS Local
Other boaters rescued six people from a sinking boat off Waterford Saturday afternoon. The captain's distress call reported he believed he had hit something and the boat started taking on water. No one was injured and there was no fuel leak. The boat 

Fire crews tackle boats blaze
BBC News
Fires started on a motor yacht and a small fishing boat in the harbour area of the Fife town at about 22:00. Fire crews found a "well-developed fire" aboard two medium-sized crafts and it took about an hour to get the blaze under control using water jets.

 Lifeboat crew helps rescue people cut off by tide at Brancaster
Norwich Evening News
Meanwhile, in an earlier incident the Wells inshore lifeboat was launched at 5.40pm after coastguards received a call to assist an 18ft yacht Amadeus which suffered engine failure at the entrance to Blakeney Harbour. The inshore lifeboat, which was ..

 After canoe flips, bystander helps save two men from drowning in South Brunswick
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Two township men were canoeing early this morning in the Delaware and Raritan Canal here when their vessel was pulled into the churning waters of a canal lock. Their green canoe overturned, tossing the two men into the water and ..

 New Baltimore police rescue kayaker
The Macomb Daily
Only five days after the 24-foot security vessel was unveiled, marine law enforcers used it to rescue a man who was found clinging to a rented capsized kayak partially submerged following a fast-moving thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon on Lake St ..

 Jet Ski Accident in Castlewood
They say the jet-ski operator was attempting to get the watercraft to shore and struck three swimmers. Two were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The 11-year-old had to be taken a hospital for observation. Jet Ski Accident in Castlewood · View ...

 5 NEWS UPDATE: One Flown from Jet Ski Accident
A woman was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital after two jet skis somehow collided near the Pleasant Creek Wildlife Management Area in Taylor County. Officials said some boaters brought the woman and another person to the Tygart Lake area around 2:30 ..

 Two people rescued after dinghy capsizes off Argyll and Bute coast
Two people have been rescued after their dinghy capsized off the Argyll and Bute coast. Belfast Coastguard received a 999 call just before 2pm on Sunday reporting that a dinghy had capsized in Loch Craignish near Ardfern. One person was in the water .

 USA. Coast Guard rescues 63-year-old man following 3-hour search in Lake Erie
BYM News (press release)
The Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man Sunday in Lake Erie after he had been reported overdue the previous day. The man's name and hometown are not being released, and there is no Coast Guard imagery. Just before 4 a.m., Coast Guard Sector 

2 escape injury when speed boat capsizes off Atlantic City coast
Coast Guard officials say no one was injured when a speed boat capsized in the ocean off Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City reports the two people in the boat were making a test run when the accident occurred Saturday afternoon. They were ..

 Two rescued as catamaran flips
A nearby catamaran pulled the men aboard and one of the party called Darwin Coast Guard with a mobile phone about lunchtime. Once the men were aboard the yellow 7m Coast Guard sharkcat, the top of the cat's mast became caught in a reef. Coast Guard ...

6 survive after boat capsizes on reservoir
Laramie Boomerang
Authorities say two fathers and four daughters have survived after they were tossed into the chilly waters of Buffalo Bill Reservoir when their boat capsized in a storm. Park County Sheriff's Office says it received the report of the six in the ...

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