Boating Safety Is For Life

Friday, July 5, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Safety Education Classes:

 State Educating Boaters on New BUI Law
41 NBC News
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Thursday's rain did not stop boaters from spending their Fourth of July out on Lake Tobesofkee. And for some, popping a cold one is just part of enjoying the holiday. But are you aware of a new state law cracking down on ...


 Boater safety program offered through H . Lee White Museum
PallTimes.com (subscription)
Boater safety program offered through H. Lee White Museum 0 comments. OSWEGO — The H. Lee White Marine Museum and Maritime Center will offer a summer boating course to teach young people how to be safe on the water and learn the fundamentals


Boost your boat safety IQ before leaving the dock
UpNorthLive.com
The same goes for anyone in a kayak or canoe. A grim reminder of those dangers came this week, when a 8-year-old boy died, and his father was hospitalized after their canoe tipped over in Lake Michigan. "Definitely stay closer to shore, because that ...


Boat safely in Boca Raton
Sun-Sentinel
The "About Boating Safely" class will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 at the headquarters building in Spanish River Park at 3939 N. Ocean Blvd., just south of Spanish River Blvd. on A1A. The class is taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 


Pemberton Township now has own kayak fleet for lessons
phillyBurbs.com
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — Classes in canoe and kayak safety begin Wednesday at Mirror Lake Beach on Clubhouse Road in the Browns Mills section of town. Matty Kinsella, a safety expert and former captain of the U.S. Surf Kayaking Team, will conduct .
 


 Coast Guard gives Aids to Navigation demonstration to children in Dulac
DVIDS
"Buoys live!" The students at Grand Caillou Summer Camp yell during an interactive demonstration by Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Dulac at Grand Calliou Summer Camp, June 12, 2013. The demonstration showed the students how the aids to ..


Boating Safety News:

Boating safely on Independence Day
ABC Action News
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are ramping up patrols for the holiday, including during fireworks displays. The waterways are expected to be extra crowded this Fourth of July and FWC agents want to make sure boaters are safe.


Oklahoma Lake Patrol Trooper Shares 4 Things Every Boater Should ...
News On 6
They say there are a few things every boater should know. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Danny Choat has worked four lake fatalities in the past two weeks, and he doesn't want to see any more lives lost on the water. He wants people to know the laws ...


 Oyster Bay Fatal Capsizing Sparks Debate 1 Year Later
Long Island Press
The report and the parents of the victims are calling for more stringent New York State boat safety legislation than a recently passed law that requires boaters under 18 receive boater safety education. “I just hope that Victoria's memory can serve as ...


Police: Boating And Drinking Don't Mix
The crackdown on intoxicated boaters comes just four days after a 22-year-old man was critically hurt in an accident on Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County. Police believe the reason drinking and boating is such a common occurrence is that people  


 Derby Man Injured In Boating Accident
KAKE
The incident happened Sunday afternoon at Table Rock Lake. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Curt Perry, 53, somehow fell off of his bass boat. He was found floating 100 yards away from his boat. The patrol said another boater pulled Perry from .


 DNR wraps up Operation Dry Water today
Daily Tribune News
DNR Cpl. Byron Young, left, and Ranger Zack Hardy cite a boater on Lake Allatoona Saturday afternoon. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News. slideshow. In the fading light of Saturday, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers Cpl. Byron Young ...


 What Are The Rules With Boating And Drinking?
CBS Local
(WCCO) – This holiday weekend, lakes and rivers around the state will be packed with boaters who are finally getting the chance to enjoy summer. But, a day off for most Minnesotans means a busy day for the Department of Natural Resources patrolling the 


 Balancing fun and safety on the lake
WWLP 22News
You can be the best boater in the world but if someone just doesn't know what they're doing you have to watch out. It's kind of like being on the road you just keep an eye on your surroundings and be safe", says Suffield's Skip Sneath. Staying safe ...


 Watercraft inspections are the new normal
Chanhassen Villager
Bryon Chirpich of Minnetonka believes watercraft inspections are necessary to protect lakes from the spread of aquatic invasive species. More information. For more information on aquatic invasive species, go online to: www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives.


Lake patrol urges boat safety over summer
Your Houston News
Starting with the Independence Day weekend, it is expected that Lake Houston will see an increase in recreational boater activity throughout the summer. Houston Police Department's Lake Patrol will be maintaining a high level of visibility on the lake ..


Boating Safety for Summer
WHIZ
If you are thinking about taking your boat out during the summer there are some basic precautions every boater should take before leaving the dock. Watercraft Officer Specialist, Mark Klies says that every person on a boat should have a regulation life


 Carbon monoxide presents dangers while boating
Salt Lake Tribune
Carson City, Nev. » It's colorless, odorless and deadly, and safety officials say carbon monoxide poisoning likely contributed to more drowning deaths over the past decades than imagined. The hazard is not something people tend to think about when on a ...


 Local Boaters Give Mixed Reaction To DNR's Advice To Not Go Boat - News and ...
KWQC 6
Things got a little raucous during the Red, White and Boom fireworks show in Davenport Wednesday, July 3. A big fight that broke out in Centennial Park. Police say it started at the skate park and endedMore >>. Things got a little raucous during the ...


 Boating column: Tips for hurricane season
SILive.com
Remember the 1/3 rule when out boating. Use 1/3 of the fuel on the way out, and 1/3 for your return and have 1/3 in reserve in case the tide is different or you encounter any problems. Fuel locations are very few due to Sandy so make sure you call ...


Drunk boating crackdown
Grand Haven Tribune
Alcohol continues to be a leading contributing factor in recreational boating accidents, injuries and deaths. According to the Coast Guard's Recreational Boating Statistics 2012 report, the most current validated statistics available, alcohol use was ..


 Less "Boating Under the Influence" Arrest This Year!
Wgnsradio
Reports from the TWRA's four region resulted in 10 boating under the Influence (BUI) arrests across the state and three other arrests. TWRA boating officers issued 166 citations and checked 3,364 vessels. There was a one fatality, a boating accident in ...


 Officers enforce boating safety, beef up patrols on waterways
WNCT
It was a busy day for wildlife patrol officers with many North Carolinians taking to the water this holiday weekend. Officers are working to enforce boating safety as more people take to the water, but drunk drivers aren't the only people they're ...


Boating allowed again on Fox River
Aurora Beacon News
SPRINGFIELD — Boating again is legal on the Fox River between McHenry and Montgomery. Marc Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, lifted the boating ban on Thursday because, he said, local officials had reported that the


Boating Decontamination & Rules
lakepowelllife
Boaters leaving Lake Powell are required by law to pull their boat plug and decontaminate and dry their watercraft before leaving the vicinity of the lake to help prevent the spread of quagga mussels. In addition to the day-use requirements, boats that ...


  Boating Safety Guidelines
knopnews2
Conservation Officer Brandon O'Neal with Nebraska game and Parks wants to remind everyone on some boating safety guidelines. "We've got a 30 yard rule, and that basically says that any vessel needs to be 30 yards away from other vessels, docs, fishing .


Boaters Reminded to Strap on Lifejackets
ChrisD.ca
Speed Boat The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the Manitoba Wildlife Federation (MWF) are reminding anglers of the importance of wearing a lifejacket this week. July 6-14 marks National Fishing Week in Canada, where a public awareness ..


Boating Fatalities And Missing:


Boater missing after trying to rescue boy in Lake Erie
Detroit Free Press
Authorities are searching western Lake Erie for a 36-year-old Waterford Township man who disappeared after jumping into the water to save an 8-year-old boy. Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone says a 28-year-old woman called 911 about 8:45 p.m.


Good Samaritan Still Missing After Attempt To Rescue Boy In Water
CBS Local
MONROE (WWJ) – The Coast Guard continues their efforts Thursday morning to find a missing boater in Monroe County. This is on the waters of Swan Creek where a 36-year-old Waterford man attempted to save an 8-year old boy last evening. The child is


 Heart problem kills man found in Lake Hartwell
WIS
WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 58-year-old man whose boat capsized on Lake Hartwell in Oconee County actually died from heart problems. Investigators said a fellow boater found Carl Dickerson of Simpsonville unconscious in the water after


Missing Sailboat Nina's Last Text: 'Sails Shredded'
Huffington Post
The 85-year-old classic wooden sailboat had left New Zealand six days earlier bound for Australia. Nigel Clifford, Maritime New Zealand's general manager of safety and response services, said the message indicated the Nina would update its position 


Isles of Scilly yacht death inquiry overseen by IPCC
BBC News
An investigation into the death of a yacht skipper during a drugs raid is being overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The man fell from the mast of the Windrose after it was raided by the Border Force in the Isles of Scilly.
 
 


 Search underway for two unaccounted for on Coney Island
7Online.com
CONEY ISLAND (WABC) -- An active search is underway off of Coney Island for two people who are unaccounted for. Police say there were 3 people on a jet ski which overturned in Coney Island Creek. 1 person was rescued and the other 2 are unaccounted ...


 Man Missing In Miami Gardens Lake After Accident
WBFS
Witnesses tell CBS4′s Maggie Newland that several people were playing in the lake when a man on a jet ski somehow ended up in the water and yelled for help. The several people, including the man's son, swam over and tried to help him, but were unable .


 Coryell County man dies in boat accident
Killeen Daily Herald
AUSTIN — A Coryell County man was one of two men who died in a boating accident on Lake Fork this week, according to a news release from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Game wardens reported that Justin Douglas Wilcox, 34, of Oglesby, and ...


 MISSING BOATER IN STORM LAKE
KSCJ
BUENA VISTA COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR A MISSING BOATER IN STORM LAKE, JUST SOUTH OF KINGS POINTE RESORT. SHERIFF GARY LAUNDERVILLE SAYS A BOAT CAPSIZED AROUND 4 O'CLOCK YESTERDAY, SENDING 


 Boating mishap victim "Chicken Wing" was a deck hand from Pascagoula
SunHerald.com (press release)
JACKSON COUNTY -- The man who died after a fall from a commercial bait boat Wednesday was from Pascagoula and had worked as a deck hand for the bait shop about a year, authorities said. Jeffrey "Chicken Wing" Lee, 44, had been riding a skiff around ..


Hearing scheduled for man charged in boating homicide
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — A Palmyra man accused of causing the death of a 21-year-old woman in a boating accident appeared in general sessions court Friday and had a hearing scheduled. Douglas Jackson, 23, is charged with vehicular homicide in the ..


Decade low for boating deaths
Gympie Times
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the findings of Maritime Safety Queensland's Marine Incidents Report for 2012 showed half as many deaths in boating incidents compared to the previous year. "Tragically there were still seven deaths ..


  US Coast Guard urges boaters to use life jackets, plan for a sober operator
The Republic
CHICAGO — The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding boaters to use caution when out on the water this holiday weekend. In a statement, the Coast Guard says the Independence Day weekend is typically one of the busiest times of year on Lake Michigan and ...


 Webster teen charged , others injured , in Sodus boating crash
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Wayne County sheriff's deputies said Tyler J. Ocwieja, 19, of Webster was charged with boating while intoxicated after he drove a 20-foot boat into a break wall at the entrance to Sodus Bay about 11:30 p.m. The crash occurred about one hour afte 


 Search For Missing Kyaker
WLOS
The man disappeared on the big east fork of the Pigeon River off Highway 276. Officials say the man is from Kentucky and he was with a group of seven people when he was swept out of his kayak. Rescue crews spotted his kayak yesterday, but were unable ...


Two Area People Drowned in Rafting Accident
WTAJ
LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY -- Alecia Frey and Roland Richmond were rafting on the Susquehanna River yesterday when they went over the dam. Officials say the strong current swept them over the edge and neither of them were wearing life jackets.


Body of Drowned Rafter Recovered in Chattooga
WLOS
Rescue crews have recovered the body of a Florida man who drowned on a rafting trip more than 2 weeks ago in Oconee County. Officials say Tom Hill's body was taken from the Chattooga River this morning. He fell out of a raft and drowned on June 19th, 


Holiday turns deadly in LH: Three go over dam, two drown
Lock Haven Express
Two Lock Haven residents drowned at the Grant Street Dam while rafting on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River yesterday. PHOTO PROVIDED Drowning victim Alecia Frey is pictured. Victim Roland Richmond's photo was unavailable as of press time ...


Woman presumed drowned in Clackamas River near Carver
KATU
A Clackamas County Sheriff's deputy says the effort to find a young woman who disappeared in the Clackamas River near the Carver boat ramp Friday afternoon is now a recovery effort. The woman was rafting and at about 4:20 p.m. upriver of the boat ramp
 
 
 


 3 killed by boat's propeller while trying to flee marine police
AsiaOne
KOTA TINGGI - Three foreigners were killed after they were struck by a boat propeller while trying to evade arrest by the marine police here. The three, two men and a woman, were among a group of foreigners who were trying to slip out of the country ...

  
Boating Accidents And Rescues:
 
Boater Rescues Kayakers Stranded in the Gulf
KIII TV3
Luckily, a nearby boater came to the rescue. "We went too far. Way too far. And we were trying to get back and my step dad got too tired," 16-year old Steven Rosenbaum said. "He couldn't go anymore, so he got in the boat and I was trying to paddle.


Reports: Natick Boater Seriously Injured
Patch.com
Reports: Natick Boater Seriously Injured. 20-year-old man reportedly take to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with head injury. Posted by Robert Fucci (Editor), July 4, 2013 at 04:32 pm. Comment Recommend. Natick Police Department. Loading.


8 people pulled from water after boat overturns
WFTV Orlando
A passing boater helped pull eight people from the Indian River after their boat overturned Thursday. According to a witness, the boat began taking on water and eventually capsized near the Max Brewer Memorial Parkway. The group aboard the boat


 Good samaritan takes 'leap of faith' to stop out-of-control boat
kfor.com
There was a blacked out boater in an out of control boat at Arcadia Lake. Officer Bervis Littles said, “In the air, like this. Just doing donuts around the lake.” There were several other boaters circling, trying desperately to communicate with the man


 Yacht towed to Weymouth harbour
Dorset Echo
Weymouth RNLI was tasked by Portland Coastguard to help the stricken yacht that had experienced a mechanical breakdown in the early hours of this morning. The yacht was just off St Alban's Race near Swanage. A spokesman for the coastguard said:


 Four rescued from sinking yacht in Poole
BBC News
Four people had to be rescued off the Dorset coast after the yacht they were in began to sink. The crew in Poole Harbour sent a Mayday to coastguards just after 19:00 BST after the 38ft Ketch rapidly started to take on water. Poole's inshore lifeboat ...


 Canoeists cling to rock for 16 hours before rescue
CANOE
An emergency pack was dropped from the air to them, the tour operator unaware the other two canoeists were stranded in the river nearby, hanging onto a rock that had smashed their canoe several hours earlier. The missing canoeists were eventually found .


 Argus 911: Four rescued from Big Sioux River
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Sioux Falls Fire & Rescue and law enforcement officers rescued four people after a canoe became mired in mud along the Big Sioux River in northeast Sioux Falls. SFFR Capt. Michael Koopman said none of the people were injured. “We got them checked ...


 Rafters have close call on Livermore Falls
The Union Leader
HOLDERNESS — Rescue crews helped save a party of five people who got into trouble during a rafting exhibition on the fast-moving Pemigewasset River Thursday afternoon. According to Holderness Deputy Fire Chief Earl Hanson, the five were floating ...


 Woman injured in watercraft accident
In-Forum
HAWLEY, Minn. – One woman is injured after a Jet Ski-style watercraft accident on Turtle Lake here. At about 3:55 p.m. Thurs-day, the Clay County Sher-iff's Office responded to a boating accident involving two watercraft driven by 18-year-old female


 Illinois man treated for minor injuries after crashing personal watercraft ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com
Robert Harrington, from Glencoe, Ill., was riding the watercraft around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle crashed into a moored pontoon boat. Harrington was taken to Lakeland Hospital in Niles, where he was treated for scrapes and bruises before ...


2 teens in critical condition after parasailing crash in Panama City show ...
Fox News
Video of the incident shows the parasail colliding with a building next to the beach. The Bay County Sheriff's Office said the parasail had been attached to a boat Monday afternoon when the line broke. One victim dropped into the Gulf of Mexico and was .


 Coast Guard joins parasailing investigation
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard will investigate the cause of a parasailing incident that injured two teenage girls near Commodore Condominiums this week. The Coast Guard announced its Mobile, Ala. offices and the Florida Fish and Wildlife .


US Coast Guard Finds Missing Boaters off Honduras
ABC News
Eight boaters missing off the coast of Honduras have been rescued. U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Gabe Somma says the 28-foot boat was spotted about 66 miles from the western edge of Roatan, Honduras, where it set sail on Saturday afternoon.
 


Coastguard called after boat with tangled propeller got stuck
Dorset Echo
A 21-FOOT cabin cruiser got stuck in a harbour when its propeller got tangled up in something. Portland Coastguard received a call from the vessel Melice yesterday evening to report it had a fouled propeller in Poole Harbour and could not move. Poole


  Boat Crashes into Barge on the Ohio River
Tristatehomepage.com
"There was a boat in front of the barge," said witness Pat Lawrence. "I viewed at least four guys in it, at least four. When i got up to it, two of them had already jumped out of the boat. The barge was getting closer. Then one more of them finally ...


 Deputies: Intoxicated boater crashes, 3 teens thrown into Lake Ontario
News 10NBC
Tyler Ocweija, 19 of Webster, was driving a boat north of Sodus Bay Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. when Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies say he crashed the boat into the East Breakwall at the entrance of Sodus Bay. News10NBC is told Ocweija ...


Teen injured in boating accident
South Bend Tribune
... to have a Boater's Safety Certificate, police said. In addition, police said a ticket was issued to Michael Braasch, of Glenview, Ill., the owner of the vehicle Harrington had been driving, for allowing Harrington to operate it without a Boater's 


Groton City police make arrest in 'boating rage' incident
TheDay.com
Groton — A Canterbury man was arrested Thursday in what Groton City police are describing as a "boating rage" incident. David J. Barach, 52, was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Police said at 6:23 p.m. they received a report of ...


  Webster Teen Accused of Boating Under the Influence
13WHAM-TV
Ocwieja was charged with boating while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, reckless operation, traveling over 5 mph near shore, and reckless endangerment. He was released to appear in Sodus Town Court at a later date. Print Story.


 Boaters beware of dangerous conditions
MPNnow.com
The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is warning boaters this holiday weekend to be cautious after recent heavy rainfall and flooding in certain areas. “These conditions may pose unexpected dangers to boaters,” stated parks ..


Serious Injuries Reported In Resort Boating Accident; Driver Charged With ...
The Dispatch
On Saturday evening, Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) received a call of a reported boating accident involving an unidentified victim being struck with a boat propeller. NRP crews arrived at the scene in the Assawoman Bay near 94th Street and ...


 Illegal fireworks blamed for Lake Union marina fire
Boating Industry
In an exclusive interview with Boating Industry, CEO Alan Bohling reiterated that the fire appeared to start from an errant firework that ignited the canvas cover of a boat in a storage rack. Due to its location and views of downtown Seattle, the Lake ...


 11-year-old injured in Utah Lake boating accident
ksl.com
AMERICAN FORK — An 11-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Friday with serious injuries after a boating accident on Utah Lake. Emergency dispatchers got the initial call from people who were still on Utah Lake and were bringing the boy to the .


 Charter boat operators rescue man who flipped in kayak on the turbulent Copper ...
The Republic
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say a personal flotation device likely saved the life of a kayaker who flipped in the Copper River. Troopers say 57-year-old David Bruss of Tonsina (ton-SEE'-nah) was kayaking Wednesday and was turned over .


 Rescue canceled for call of kayakers in trouble at wing dam in Lambertville
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
LAMBERTVILLE — Water rescue units were recalled today from a report of an overturned kayak at the wing dam downriver from Lambertville. Rescuers were initially called out at 11:25 a.m. today on a report of three males in kayaks, with one of the kayaks ...


 First-Time Kayaker Rescued on North Beach
KRIS Corpus Christi News
A jet-skiier down the beach rushed out to rescue him, flipped the kayak right-side up and got the rider back on. Moments later, he was back on shore. We caught up with the rescuer who was a little camera shy, but admits he simply saw a man in danger ..


 Water rescue in the Kings River
ABC30.com
Sheriff's deputies say the guys were rafting down the Kings River when the rope that held their two rafts together got tangled in a tree branch. The men could not get loose and started to lose their rafts. Another member of their party called for help


Woman, 18, injured in watercraft accident
WDAY
The watercraft collided, and one of the women was taken to a Fargo hospital by helicopter with what appeared to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff's office. The other woman was not. The names of the drivers involved ...


 7 Rescued After Boat Overturns During Fireworks Show
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Authorities tell the Asbury Park Press that six adults and an 11-year-old child were in the 18-foot boat when it flipped over in the Toms River around 9:50 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred as several boats began departing from the area shortly ..


 Boat explodes and catches fire off Portland's East End Beach
WCSH-TV
The explosion erupted on a 20-foot boat shortly before noon. The owner, who has not been identified, was able to escape with only minor burns. Fire officials say the man had just opened the boat's engine compartment -- when it exploded. Witnesses say ...


 Boat collision on Eufaula leaves one missing
Tulsa World
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Williams said a pontoon boat and a 1996 Stingray boat were anchored together 1 mile east of Eufaula Cove around 10:10 p.m. that day, when a white and dark colored ski boat traveling about 30 mph struck the bow of 



Woman injured by boat propeller in Lake Travis
Austin American-Statesman
The 19-year-old man, who was not identified by the Sheriff's Office, was operating a ski boat near Starnes Island when he struck an injured a woman in the water about 4:30 p.m., officials said. The 20-year-old woman was swimming to the boat when the ...


 6 rescued from boat after collision with jetty
The Daily News of Newburyport
The rescue boat arrived shortly after the accident, Hogg said, and found that no one had been injured -- which in itself was a stroke of good fortune, Hogg noted, as it is common for boaters to be injured or ejected from a boat when it strikes rocks ..

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