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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

Operation Dry Water

 DNR: Boozing and boating don't mix
MINNEAPOLIS - Nothing says Minnesota summertime like boats on a lake. But the DNR, along with several other agencies, is sending out a warning: boating and boozing don't mix. "We have zero tolerance for anyone that is operating a boat while under the 

Extra Boating Patrol on Clear Lake
It's an initiative to enforce drinking and boating laws and to bring down the number of boating accidents on the lake. You are allowed to drink and boat, although it's not recommended. Officials say the effects of drinking and boating are increased

 Cracking Down on 'Boating Under the Influence'
Marine Patrol deputies conducted 23 vessel inspections and issued three uniform boating citations and seven written boating safety warnings. They also made one boating under the influence arrest, as well as arrested and charged two teens for underage ...

Officials: Zero tolerance for boating under the influence on July 4
(WTVM) -. State officials in Georgia are cracking down on drunk drivers and boaters this Fourth of July holiday. Officials from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gathered at the Columbus Airport for a news conference to let everyone know they're 

 Operation Dry Water Aims To Reduce DUI Boating Incidents
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, the 

Operation Dry Water: Zero Tolerance For Boating Under Influence - NBC Right ...
Marine Deputies around the region took part in the national campaign to enforce BUI patrols, which target anyone boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone with a blood alcohol content level exceeding the WA state limit of .08 will 

 Boating Safety
BOATsmart President Cameron Taylor says the number of boating fatalities in Ontario had a sharp decline in 2012, 18 deaths compared to 35 in 2011. He says although changes to the Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam have had a positive impact, there are ...

Operation BUI
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
The Department announced it would increase its presence at both Castaic Lake and Pyramid Lake during Operation Dry Water by conducting traffic stops and “boater under the influence” sobriety check points. Its intent was to bring awareness and education

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 'About Boater Safety' Certificate Class at Harborfest
Oswego Daily News
OSWEGO, NY – For the first time ever, the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary will be conducting a New York State Certified “About Boater Safety” course during Harborfest. The class will take place on July 27 in the McCrobie Building. There may be an additional ...

Outdoor Discovery Center to offer Kayak Camp July 8-9
The Outdoor Discovery Center, 4214 56th street, Holland, will offer a Kayak Camp for ages 8-14 from 9 a.m. to noon July 8-9. The camp is designed for the young beginning paddler and will teach attendees skills that emphasize independence and

Boating Safety News:

Coast Guard warns of hazards on Lake Michigan
San Francisco Chronicle
One incident happened Sunday night when a woman called the Coast Guard to report her husband and a friend were five hours late from a sailboat trip. Crews used a helicopter to find the men and the capsized 16-foot boat 200 yards off Highland Park.

Boating safety for July 4
Longview News-Journal
Washington, D.C. –This July 4th holiday, thousands of people will enjoy boating. But, with approximately 500 people drowning each year from recreational boating accidents, the North American Safe Boating Campaign [] 

 Boating season brings risk of invasive species spreading into rivers and lakes
Rochester YNN
Boating season brings risk of invasive species spreading into rivers and lakes. By: Terry Ettinger. Boating season is underway in New York and that brings with it the risk of invasive species being spread into rivers and lakes. For this edition 

 DNR Courtesy Boating Inspections for June 29, July 4 Holiday
S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boating safety and enforcement officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection for items such as required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Those who are not in compliance with ...

 Boating Safety Tips for July 4 Fun at the Lake
Boating Safety Tips for July 4 Fun at the Lake. By: Lisa Mendenhall. Updated: July 1, 2013. Tweet. Hitting the lake this July 4? Remember these safety tips! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Arkansas offer these easy ways to keep your holiday fun ...

 State DNR encourages boating safety
Effingham Herald
The state Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to make safety a priority before boating this upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend by wearing a life jacket, boating sober, taking a boating safety course and reviewing your safety ...

Promoting boating safety with Ark. Game and Fish
THV 11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Boating safety is important any time of year, especially during the summer as we approach the fourth of July. Arkansas Game & Fish is issuing tickets to boaters and also giving an incentive to kids caught doing good.

Injury Firm Promotes Boat Safety with Rhode Island Boating News and ...
One easy way to reduce the number of boating accidents and deaths is to avoid Boating Under the Influence (BUI). To reduce the number of BUI accidents, states across the country are taking part in Operation Dry Water. This weekend (June 28-30) the ...

 Coast Guard urges safe boating during holiday weekend
This weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard launched Operation Dry Water, where federal, state, and local maritime agencies take to the water to educate boaters about water safety. Operating a recreational vessel with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or

 Life jackets loaned for free at 42 LI sites
Sea Tow Monday announced the locations of 42 such sites, including marinas, yacht clubs and fire stations, that will host life-jacket loaner stands to promote boating safety. "So many people could be saved by wearing life jackets," Sea Tow founder and ...

NYer charged with riding watercraft after dark
Wall Street Journal
YONKERS, N.Y. — It's illegal to ride a personal recreational watercraft on the Hudson River after dark. Westchester County police say they've arrested a man doing just that. He was riding a Jet Ski-style watercraft around 9 p.m. on Saturday. They say 

 Jet ski seized by police for disturbing dolphins near Inverness Harbour
Police Scotland said they had seized a jet ski in connection with the reported wildlife crime in the Highlands. Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred at around 8.15pm on Sunday. A Police Scotland spokesman said ...

Boating Fatalities And Missing:

Official: Man dies of carbon monoxide at Bear Lake
The Herald Journal
Deputies say the watercraft was an older boat without an outboard engine, and the man had been sitting near the exhaust pipe. © 2013 The Herald Journal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 Boating accident kills former Rochester man
David Cass, 20, of Minneapolis, fell off a pontoon in the afternoon of June 26 while boating near Park Rapids, and was struck by the propeller. Cass was operating the pontoon on Lake Belle Taine with two friends on board. According to authorities, he ..

 Boy, 5, dies in Lake Powell boating accident
Salt Lake Tribune
The National Park Service confirmed Monday that a 5-year-old boy was killed in a weekend boating accident on Lake Powell. Denise Shultz, spokeswoman for the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, said the boy was riding in the bow of a boat about 6:30 ...

Missing man's family plead for yacht search off New Zealand to go on
The Guardian
The family of 35-year-old British man Matthew Wootton, one of seven passengers on a vintage wooden yacht missing in heavy seas between New Zealand and Australia, still hopes he will be found alive. Wootton, from Lancaster, was on board the Nina, ..

 Missing boater identified; Coast Guard recovery effort to continue through the ...
GRAND HAVEN, MI – The hours-long search for a missing boater, who is now considered a drowning victim by Ottawa County Sheriff's officials, turned what started as a fun day on Lake Michigan for a group on a boat into a tragedy. The man who is the focus .

 Boater is still missing in northern New Jersey
Cherry Hill Courier Post
KNOWLTON – Emergency responders have suspended their search for a man who went missing this weekend after his inflatable raft overturned in the Delaware River in northwestern New Jersey. Thirty-eight-year-old Gary West of Summit was rafting with a ...

 Police : Man missing in Hudson was videotaped going over falls
Glens Falls Post-Star
LAKE LUZERNE -- The man who is missing after he went over Rockwell Falls in a rented kayak Sunday was videotaped by patrons of a nearby restaurant who watched the incident unfold, police said Monday. Police believe the man is from Franklin County .

Minnesota man dies in personal watercraft accident
Jamestown Sun
Minnesota man dies in personal watercraft accident. NEW LONDON, Minn. — A 66-year-old man who died Sunday after being tipped from a personal watercraft on Norway Lake in west-central Minnesota. By: Forum News Service , The Jamestown Sun.

11-year-old girl killed after inner tube collides with jet ski
According to the Sheriff, Autumn Prohaska was riding inner tube that was being pulled by a boat with two friends when their tube collided with a stationary jet ski. Full Story Here: For all of your news, weather ...

 Boat sinks off Iloilo; 7 killed
ILOILO CITY -- Seven people, including six minors, were killed while eight others were rescued after a motor banca capsized off Concepcion, Iloilo over the weekend, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Monday. Killed in the incident were Redan Rico, 2 ...

 Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Boating accident at Horsetooth Reservoir severely injures man
LARIMER COUNTY -- A 22-year-old Blue River man is in critical condition after being involved in a boating accident Sunday evening at Horsetooth Reservoir. The man, whose name was not released by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, suffered injuries ...

 Man seriously injured in Pedernales River boating accident
A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a boating accident in the Pedernales River. The man was riding in the boat with friends Sunday afternoon in the river's intersection with Lake Travis, according to Pedernales Fire Department 

Yacht smashed on rocks by wild weather
ABC Local
A yacht has been smashed onto rocks at Opposum Bay, south-east of Hobart, by wild weather sweeping across the state. The 17-metre catamaran broke its mooring upriver and was washed ashore onto rocks. A fishing boat was pushed onto rocks at Old 

 Wirral lifeboats in action after yacht skipper's distress call
Wirral Globe
LIFEBOAT crews fought rough seas to rescue a large yacht in distress at the weekend. West Kirby RNLI inshore lifeboat joined forces with Hoylake crews to assist four poeple onboard the vessel off the west coast of Hilbre Island. A sailor had been ...

 Yachtsman rescued by lifeboat crews
This is South Wales
... 5.30pm on Friday night off Kenfig Beach. The yacht was boarded by the helicopter crew with a salvage pump but caught fire when water levels reached the battery compartment. The skipper of the yacht and Porthcawl lifeboat crew abandoned the vessel.

 2 children rescued from river when canoe tips at Palisades State Park in ...
The Republic
GARRETSON, South Dakota — Two children had to be rescued when the canoe they were in tipped in a creek at Palisades State Park and they became stranded on rocks. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department says an adult male was able to get to ...

 Drunk boater arrested
Ottawa Sun
Police in Val-des-Monts arrested a disorderly drunk in a boat on McGregor Lake Sunday afternoon. After a call from nearby residents reporting a man acting dangerously on his boat, MRC des Collines officers caught up with the man on the water. The boat ...

 Unprepared Boater Fined
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
An unprepared boater on Lake Simcoe has been given a number of tickets. Barrie OPP and the Central Region Marine unit stopped a boat near 8 Mile Point on Sunday to see if there were enough life jackets for all 14 people on board including four kids.

Kayaking brothers rescued at Aberporth
Tivyside Advertiser
The two boys, aged five and 16, were kayaking off Aberporth when the younger brother decided to try and stand up on the tandem kayak and fell into the water. The boys were not wearing lifejackets and when the 16 year old saw that his little brother was .

 Two people pulled from the sea in jet ski rescue
Clacton and Frinton Gazette
TWO people were rescued from the sea by a beach patrol team. The pair of thrill seekers had to be plucked from the water by Clacton's Beach Patrol team after their jet ski started taking on water. Coastguards were alerted by 999 calls from several 

 Jet skier rescues 3 girls who fell off raft in Lake Michigan
The Grand Rapids Press -
A boat and a jet ski were reportedly seen near the area at the time the girls fell in the water. The jet skier was able to rescue the girls and pull them to shore in an inflatable boat, dispatch said. The girls' conditions are unknown at this time ...

Coastguard rescues two from drifting inflatable
This is Hull and East Riding
The coastguard has experienced one of its busiest days of the year so far with several call-outs along the east coast. In Bridlington, two people had to be rescued after their inflatable was taken out to sea by the wind and currents. Both the ...

 Fisherman rescued from boat wreckage near Torness Power Station
BBC News
A 55-year-old fisherman has been rescued from the wreckage of his boat by a lifeboat crew. The man was thrown into the sea from his 25ft boat four miles south east of Torness Power Station while making a mayday call at 10:00, the RNLI said. Dunbar's ...

Weekend Claytor Lake boat crash sends 5 to hospital
Roanoke Times
The three occupants of the pontoon boat and the two occupants of the bass boat were taken to the hospital. Four have been released from Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, but one person was still hospitalized at Carilion Roanoke Memorial ...

 Pontoon boat, 5 passengers docked on Cedar Lake near Decatur, intoxicated ...
Kalamazoo Gazette -
According to a news release from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10 p.m. June 29 marine deputies stopped a 1991 Suncruiser pontoon boat carrying six people on Cedar Lake in Porter Township because it didn't have on its

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