Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, July 1, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water:

Marine patrols begin boater safety checks on South Mississippi waterways
BILOXI -- Marine patrol officers are out in full force through Sunday for boating safety checks they hope will safe lives and avoid accidents. The Department of Marine Resources is among the agencies participating in Operation Dry Water, a safety 

 Operation Dry Water
Coeur d'Alene Press
Bjelland said if a boater is suspected of BUI, the officer will cite the driver and release them if there is a sober occupant in the boat, or have the boat towed, and in some cases impounded. "If someone gets combative, well, they are going to jail

 Kansas Operation Dry Water for Boaters Under the Influence
Kansas City infoZine
Kansas City, MS - infoZine - Kansas Department of 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

 Police patrolling for drunk boaters
This is the fifth year the police have put emphasis patrols on the water on the weekend before the 4th of July holiday to remind boaters about the dangers of boating under the influence. There will also be officers on the docks and boat launches 

Annual Operation Dry Water Campaign Targets Drunk Boaters - WBAY
Beginning Friday through Sunday, law enforcement agencies are out on area lakes and rivers patrolling for impaired boaters as part of the nationwide Operation Dry Water campaign. As we enter one of the busiest times of the year for boat activity, 

Drinking and boating? The state is watching you
Shelton Herald
EnCon police officers will participate in Operation Dry Water and will be out in force from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30 looking for boaters with a blood alcohol content exceeding the state limit of 0.08%. Operation Dry Water will include ...
Operation Dry Water Begins Today
The operation will include increased patrols and checkpoints and multi-agency law enforcement officials will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol level exceeds .08. Boaters who fit the bill may have their voyage terminated, they may ...
Operation Dry Water Underway In Greenwich
Officers assigned to the department's marine division will be participating in the nationwide effort to look for boaters who are operating under the influence on Long Island Sound on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Officers have portable Intoxilizers on ...
Boating Under the Influence
hays Post
During Operation Dry Water, officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of 0.08. The weekend will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, life jacket checks, and boater education ...

Boating on the Connecticut River?
Launched in 2009 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in partnership with the United States Coast Guard, Operation Dry Water has been a highly successful effort to draw public attention to the hazards of boating ...

Boating Safety Education And Classes:

Safety course deadline nears for boaters 40 and younger
Daily Press
The latest phase of the state's Boating Safety Education Law kicks in July 1, requiring all motorboat operators age 40 or younger to carry proof of completion of an approved boating safety education course. All personal watercraft operators and boat ...

 Boating Safety Course in Mt. Arlington
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 06-07 will be offering a Boating Safety Course, "About Boating Safely" at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, 75 North Bertrand Road, Mt. Arlington on Saturday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is being sponsored by ...

Video available to help teach kayak safety
Almost everyone interviewed believed that they could re-enter their kayak in about five minutes, even though they had never tried to do it. Some of these interviews are shown in the beginning of the video. Another section shows a friend who had owned a ..

Boating Safety News

Sea otter deaths remind boaters to be more careful
Monterey County Herald
The recent discovery of two sea otters that appeared to have been hit and killed by boats in the Moss Landing area should send a message to boaters to slow down and be more vigilant when navigating along California's Central Coast according to sea 

 Boating safety in high waters
But the flooding can make boating a lot more dangerous. The US Army Corps of Engineers says with high waters there can be large drift wood just under the water that boaters can't see. Hitting one can cause major damage to your boat and even injury.

Boating banned on Fox River
Elgin Courier News
Because of high and fast-running water caused by last week's storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery. A statement .

GRDA Police encourage safe, smart and sober boating... - KOAM TV 7
This shot, from July 3, 2012, shows boats gathering on Grand Lake during one of the most popular boating times of the year, the days surrounding the July 4 Holiday. The GRDA Police is encouraging all lake visitors to "boat safe, boat smart and boat sober".

Stay safe on the water this summer
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 54, partnering with the cities in south and central Palm Beach County, is offering Safe Boating Classes to the public. These Safe Boating programs provide instruction to boaters at all levels. This class is ...

New rescue group aids boaters, swimmers in Sioux City
Sioux City Journal
They also helped search for Anthony Campbell, 25, who drowned near Scenic Park Campground in South Sioux City on June 14, and rescued three exhausted kayak racers near Dakota Dunes during the South Dakota Kayak Challenge on Memorial Day.

 PWIA starts Safe Rider campaign
Powersports Business
As boating season kicks off, more than 1 million PWC will take to the water in the U.S. The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) launched its Summer Safe Rider campaign with safety demonstration events at Lake Lanier, Ga., as well as a ...

 Summer means no shortage of calls for Sea Tow, a boater's AAA
Summer means no shortage of calls for Sea Tow, a boater's AAA. Sea Tow captain and general manager Scott Collins keeps an eye out for fellow boaters along the waterway at Wrightsville Beach on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Buy Photo Photo by Mike ...

Muskegon County Sheriff's Office Marine Division aims for safety, not to 'ruin ...
Muskegon Chronicle -
The Fruitport native and Michigan State University criminal justice student is on his second summer with the Marine Division, and he said he believes a defensive boater is a safe boater. "You should always be aware of your surroundings, and be on the ...

 Boating safety stressed
Suffolk News-Herald
As they are every year, Suffolk's waterways will be a key feature of Thursday's Fourth of July celebrations around the city. Boaters are expected to be out in force. Add the mixture of public holiday excitement and, in many cases, alcohol, and the risk ...

 Boating Season: watercraft safety and insurance will keep you cruising this ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
Summer is heating up and boaters are taking to the water for aquatic fun. Now is a great time make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself, your passengers and other boaters while cruising Northwest waters throughout the summer.

 Rethink on boating safety
North Queensland Register
Marine Queensland CEO Don Jones is calling on the Department of Transport for a rethink on a range of measures relating to the safety of recreational boaters including how boat license training is delivered in the State and other related issues such 

 Boating safety rises in summer months
LAKE STEPHENS - The law has cracked down on people drinking and boating in recent years, and this is no different in these summer months. There is an overall concern for boating safety that includes wearing life jackets, and not boating under the ...

As Fourth of July nears, GBRA urges safe boating
Herald Zeitung
SEGUIN — The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) is urging recreationalists using the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, Canyon Reservoir, Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney and its other aquatic recreation facilities to practice safe boating during the Fourth ...

Hot weather, long weekend put B.C.'s rescue crews on high alert
The Province
VANCOUVER, BC_MAY 18_2013: The North American Safe Boating Awareness Week launches at the former Coast Guard Station in Vanier Park Saturday at 11 am and lasts through to May 25. The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue boat arrives ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing

Md. police: Body of missing boater found in Choptank River
Washington Post
HARMONY, Md. — Maryland Natural Resources Police say the body of a boater who went missing on the Choptank River has been found. Police tell the Easton Star-Democrat ( ) that the body of 32-year-old Todd Heaton of Greensboro, Md.

 Fate of historic sailboat and crew a mystery
NEW ZEALAND – Rescuers are holding out hope of finding six Americans and one Briton after their vintage sailboat went missing in early June off the coast of New Zealand. After sweeping searches by a reconnaissance plane hundreds of miles out to sea ...

Search for missing kayak fisherman off Kawaihae continues Friday
Big Island Video News
The fisherman was last seen on his kayak around 10:00 a.m. by boaters in the area. The kayak was later found unoccupied, drifting 300 yards north of the Kawaihae Harbor mouth, 50 yards from shore. A cooler and fishing gear were found, still on board.

Boating accident on Cumberland River leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A boating accident on the Cumberland River has resulted in one death and one injury. Local emergency workers and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were called to the river near the Salem Road at around 5:23 p.m., ...

 Rescue crews search Delaware River for missing New Jersey man
The Express Times -
He was part of a group rafting out of the Delaware River Family Campground in Knowlton Township when the raft carrying him and his daughter broke away from the group, police said. Their raft drifted over the state line into Pennsylvania and overturned ...

Mohan Babu injured in jet ski accident
New York Daily News
Bangkok, June 29 — Telugu actor Manchu Mohan Babu, who was rehearsing for an action sequence for his upcoming untitled Telugu multi-starrer, narrowly escaped with minor cuts after his jet ski capsized here. His sons and crew came to his rescue.

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Minneapolis boater falls into Park Rapids lake, is cut by propeller
Minneapolis Star Tribune
This incident comes as the state Department of Natural Resources and other agencies in the state are enforcing “Operation Dry Water” starting Friday and continuing throughout the weekend in hopes of cracking down on boaters navigating while intoxicated ...

 Lancaster rescue officials pull two kayakers from Conestoga River, still ...
Lancaster County rescue officials pulled two kayakers from the Conestoga River earlier Friday but a third boater remained in the water as of 9:30 a.m., according to dispatchers. A rescue boat and several ambulances were called to the area of Route 

 Fall River firefighters rescue man who fell off boat into Mount Hope Bay
Fall River Herald News
FALL RIVER —. A man and his boat were rescued from Mount Hope Bay after they got separated while on the water Thursday at around 8 p.m.. Firefighters and city Harbormaster Bruce Bannister were called out after receiving reports of a boater in distress.

 Good Samaritan Saves 3 People After Boat Capsizes
Three people, two women and a man, were rescued by an unidentified Good Samaritan Friday after their sailboat capsized in the Sakonnet River. Tiverton Fire Lt. Josh Ferreira says three people were onboard the 10-foot sailboat when it capsized around ...

Mayor's Future Grandkid's Father Was Arrested for Boating Under the Influence
The father of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's future grandchild was arrested earlier this year for allegedly boating under the influence in Florida, according to police and court records first reported by a South Florida gossip site. Ramiro Quintana, 36, the ...

Skerries RNLI Assists Lone Sailor On Grounded Yacht
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI launched shortly before 7pm yesterday evening (Thursday 27 June) to assist an 11m yacht with one person on board that had run aground north of Rush Harbour. The Dublin branch of the Irish Coast Guard requested Skerries RNLI to ...

 Deputies make daring water rescue on White River
Today's TMJ4
The female had a kayak overturn on her and the male had a canoe overturn on him while trying to rescue the female. The woman's kayak had been swept down the river, and the man came across her in his canoe. According to McClory, the river was high ...

 Man hit in head by paddle while rafting, airlifted to Great Falls hospital
KRTV Great Falls News
The incident happened on the Smith River about 15 miles south of Ulm by the Eden Bridge, where a group of six people was rafting. A witness tells us that the man was knocked unconscious for about a minute. The man was stabilized on a sandbar until ...

 Coast Guard rescues 4 after pleasure boat sinks off Alabama Gulf Coast
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people from a boat that sank off the coast of Dauphin Island, Ala., on Thursday evening. Authorities said the boat began taking on water around 7:30 p.m., and that all four passengers were rescued less than an hour later.

 Coast Guard rescues 2 people from Lake Erie near Fairport Harbor breakwater ...
Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two people struggling in the waters of Lake Erie on Wednesday afternoon were pulled from danger by a nearby Coast Guard crew. According to a news release, a crew from Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team from Buffalo, N.Y., was

 Coast Guard rescues five people from Houston Ship Channel
ShareThis via email, AIM, social bookmarking and networking sites, etc. HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Five people were rescued Friday morning by the Coast Guard after the boat they were on became swamped just off Morgan's Point in the Houston Ship Channel.

 Coast Guard rescues five people, dog
Tampa Bay Newspapers
A 45-foot response boat and boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez arrived on scene, transferred all five people and the dog over to the response boat, took the disabled boat in tow and transported them back to the sector due to inclement weather

Coast Guard rescues four near Dauphin Island after vessel takes on water; no ... (blog)
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel taking on water near Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile received an emergency position indicating a radio ...

Customs and Border Protection rescue 2 from burning boat; Coast Guard ...
The crew aboard the CBP Intercepter class boat rescued them from the 46-foot boat, Wired, and brought them to Coast Guard Station Port Aransas. The Coast Guard has a 100-yard safety zone in place around the boat and will continue to monitor the

 2 injured in watercraft crash in Florida Panhandle
KATC Lafayette News
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Gary Morse says Ivan Cabrera of Plaquemine, La., was injured when the watercraft he was driving crashed Wednesday into a piling under a Destin bridge. Also injured was Cabrera's passenger, .

 Boat hits breakwall, capsizes near 85th Street; 4 injured
Chicago Sun-Times
The boat capsized about 10:20 p.m. after colliding with a breakwall near 85th and Mackinaw, Chicago Police said. Two people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The other two were being rescued from the water about ...

Galveston surf shop owner hurt in boating accident
Daily News - Galveston County
Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:00 am. Galveston surf shop owner hurt in boating accident By CHRIS PASCHENKO GALVESTON — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people Friday morning from Galveston Bay, including an 

Yachtsman rescued by lifeboat crews
This is South Wales
James Bolter 2nd coxswain said: "The yacht had hit a substantial submerged object which had torn a hole in the hull, once the skipper was safe our priority was to ensure the vessel didn't become a danger to shipping as it was drifting into shipping

  A family of four caught on a river snag; one was rescued
Tweet. CHICO, Calif. -. A family of four had to be rescued from the Sacramento River in Butte County earlier Friday afternoon after their canoe and inner tube that was tied together got caught on a snag forcing rescuers to work quickly and rescue one ...

 Kayakers Saved From Des Moines River
The two men overturned their kayak on the Des Moines River between Euclid and 6th Avenue. A person who saw them holding onto the boat dialed 911. The Des Moines Fire Department arrived but realized before they could get their boats in the water that ...

 Men rescued clinging to boat's hull
The Nelson Mail
Coastguard spokeswoman Georgie Smith said their boat had come across the two men clinging to the overturned boat first, then managed to find the third person floating, without a lifejacket, nearby. It was too early to determine the health of all three

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