Boating Safety Is For Life

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Boating Safety And Accident News

 Boating Tips:

 BOATING: What Safety Equipment Are You Required To Have On A Boat?
The Raleigh Telegram
RALEIGH – Mariners often ask where they can find a list of the safety equipment requirements for their recreational boats. There are two great sources for that information. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadrons provide a list of ...

Experts offer tips for safe boating
WMTW Portland
... Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add wmtwtv's video to your playlist. Sign in. No statistics available yet. Report. Published on Jul 5, 2013. Following two boating accidents on Friday, experts offer some tips for safe boating. WMTW News 8's Aly Myles ...

 Local marine patrol units offer boat safety tips
The Morning Sun
Local marine patrol officers are reminding boaters to remain safe following a boating accident at Crystal Lake Thursday. In that accident, an 18-year-old Perrinton man was pulled from the water after he had fallen out of his boat and was unconscious ...

 Current River State Park Scheduled To Hold Kayak Clinics During July
The Missourian
Topics covered include kayak equipment, basic paddle strokes and maneuvers, river safety and basic rescue techniques. Clinic instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association. Sessions will be limited to 12 participants and advanced

Boating Safety Education Classes:

 Outdoors calendar: Week of July 7
Boater Safety Course: Boater Card class and exam, 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 20. Cost: $10. Fisherman's Marine & Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland. Signup: 503-629-2026 or Fishing. Kokanee Fishing Techniques: ...

 Free boating seminars teach the basics
The power squadron also offers a series of six basic boating classes, America's Boating Course, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning July 15 at Cabela's, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. The classes are required to get a Washington State Boaters...

Boat safely in Boca Raton
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

Boating Safety News:

Safe Boating Enforcement
One boater was taken off the lake to be charged with an alcohol violation. It seems like keeping the water safe depends on a lot of on active patrols. Officers out on the waters of Raystown Lake spend most of their time carefully watching the actions

Play it Safe on Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2013 – Boaters are reminded to use extra caution on the water this weekend. More boating accidents occur during the July 4th holiday than any other time, and the number one cause is boat operators not paying enough attention.

Sea safety ban keeps sailor in port
New Zealand Herald
The restrictions on Sean D'Epagnier and his 8.2m Bristol sailboat Alexandra come as questions are asked about whether foreign-flagged vessels should be better checked for seaworthiness before they leave New Zealand. The Herald on Sunday has learned ...

 Boating officers report mellow Fourth of July
The Record-Courier
South Lake Tahoe Police Department marine officers participated in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide effort to curb boating under the influence, June 28-30. The officers inspected 25 vessels over the weekend. There were no arrests and only a .

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Daily Herald
"It's a problem people don't recognize," Edwin Lyngar, a boating safety educator with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said Friday. "People will start feeling nauseous and think they're sea sick when they actually have mild carbon monoxide poisoning.".

 Carbon monoxide big risk while boating
Las Vegas Sun
Last weekend 22-year-old Lucas Allyn died while boating at Bear Lake in Utah when he was overcome by carbon monoxide. On Sunday 12 people were taken to hospitals in southern Nevada after being sickened while boating on Lake Mead. Edwin Lyngar ..

Fishing Column: Don't be Boating under the influence
The Advocate
To prevent boating accidents and related injuries the Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police will be stepping up enforcement activities this weekend on those who may be ...

 Patrol plans increased boating enforcement
Fulton Sun
In Central Missouri on Saturday troopers conducted a boating-while-intoxicated checkpoint in Camden County on the Lake of the Ozarks. Patrolmen stopped 181 vessels during the operation. One boating-while-intoxicated arrest was made during this ...

 Stop drunk boaters; shut hangouts, dockside bars
Asbury Park Press
I am writing regarding the May 28 article on boating under the influence (“N.J. ahead in drunken boating fight”). I live at the Jersey Shore and have ridden personal watercraft for 15 years. I noticed in the article that six people in Manasquan Inlet .

Lake Patrol performing boating checks to promote safety
That is just one of a list of things OHP Lake Patrol's Lieutenant Kurt McKean is making sure Lake Texoma boaters have. "If every body will hold up a flotation device. Life jacket," Lt. McKean asked. These lake goers didn't have the required throwable 

 The David P. Civile Foundation for boating safety awareness
Cranford Chronicle -
Jennifer Beck in Red Bank and the Director of the Monmouth Park System, the Foundation has been a catalyst in posting boating safety signage at launch sites throughout Monmouth County Park System. Other accomplishments include; posting safety signs .

 Boaters advised to take caution on Lake Norman, Wylie
WSOC Charlotte
Boaters are warned to be extra careful on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie because of the problems caused by the recent heavy rainfall. This significant amount of rain has caused the water level in lakes in the Catawba and Wateree area to be much higher than ...

What you need to know about boating and insurance
Snohomish Times
Summer is finally here! And it arrived before the Fourth of July - a rarity in the Northwest. Many of us like to go boating, especially with crab season now open. If you own a boat or rent a boat, you should consider boat insurance. Here's why: Boating ..

SC officials urge extra caution on waterways
San Francisco Chronicle
DNR is working with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Department specifically on the hazardous conditions on the Edisto River. The county also notes that several landings have high water levels. The best way to prevent boating fatalities is the proper ..

Outdoors notebook
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports that boating officers issued 166 citations and checked 3,364 boats over the Fifth Annual Operation Dry Water weekend June 29-30. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence ...

 Be a Sun-Savvy Boater
For millions of Americans, there is no place they would rather be than on the water enjoying the boating experience. Whether you are water skiing, fishing or just enjoying time with friends on a beautiful sunny day, being on the water is an extremely 

 Sodus boat crash: Teen driver Tyler Ocwieja charged in Fourth of July accident
A Sodus boat crash left one 19-year-old teen arrested and others injured, according to a July 5 Christian Post report. Tyler Ocwieja, who has been arrested and charged for boating while intoxicated, among others, slammed his boat into a Sodus Bay ..

GA's Fourth of July Boating Incident Report (7-5-13)
Stephen Burge
As of 9:42 PM, Friday, July 5, 2013, there have been no drownings and no boating related deaths on Georgia's lakes thus far this July 4th holiday weekend. In spite of the rain and increased patrols, we have had seven boating incident related injuries

 Teenager who saved life humble about heroics
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Two men in a canoe helped Breauchy get Helen to safety. "The current was very strong. Breauchy and those two men in a canoe are the reason why we did not have a third drowning victim," Litzelman continued. Two others floating on rafts in the river with ...

Boating Fatalities and Missing:

 Search continues for missing boater
Spencer Daily Reporter
Jaime Adan Jaime-Vazquez went missing after a small fishing boat capsized Thursday afternoon at Storm Lake. Local police and DNR officers used several boats, netting, a jet ski, blue lights, professional divers and shoreline patrols in a search that ...

 Search for missing yacht off New Zealand coast called off
The Daily Advertiser
Danielle Wright, who has studied at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College, took the summer off to travel with family friends aboard their yacht, Ricky Wright said. Also on the Nina, built in 1928, were Americans .

Lexington man goes missing after being swept from kayak in North Carolina
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Emergency crews are searching for a Lexington man who went missing while kayaking in North Carolina. Emergency management leaders in Haywood County, near Asheville, say the man was with a group of seven people ...

Body of Tampa man lost on white water rafting trip recovered
WTSP 10 News
LONG CREEK, South Carolina - After more than two weeks, the body of a Tampa man who drowned while white water rafting with co-workers has been recovered. Crews pulled the body of 51-year-old Tom Hill out of the Chattooga River just before noon ..

  Search for woman in Clackamas River suspended
NEAR CARVER, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office suspended the search for a woman who disappeared in the Clackamas River near the Carver boat ramp Friday afternoon. Meagan O'Meara-Clark, 26, of Canby, rafting and at about 4 p.m. upriver .

 B'klyn jet skiers found dead
New York Post
The bodies of two missing jet skiers were pulled from the waters off Sea Gate in Brooklyn yesterday as weeping relatives looked on. Willie Tom, 44, and Celine Fu, 29, were riding on the same Jet Ski when Fu fell off and disappeared under the water near ...

Boating Accidents And Rescues:

Drunken boater nearly collides with police boat
And when they asked him to stop and wait for them to return from dropping off the disabled boat at a nearby marina, the boater allegedly took off and a chase ensued. When police caught up with the craft, the driver nearly struck the patrol boat again ...

 Team effort saves man drowning in Table Rock Lake
Springfield News-Leader
When Ozark boater David Sheets saw a head bobbing in the water on Sunday at Table Rock Lake, he didn't think too much about it. A swimmer, perhaps, out a fair distance from shore. “But then we saw a fishing boat idling about 100 yards away with no one .

2 rescued when sailboat runs aground in south NJ
Wall Street Journal
Fire officials tell The Press of Atlantic City ( that a 31-foot sailboat ran aground late Friday night in foggy conditions and ended up in an uninhabited area on the north end of Brigantine Island. Using a pick-up truck to tow ...

 Sailboat Sinks In Potomac , 5 Swim To Safety
Sailboat Sinks In Potomac, 5 Swim To Safety. U.S. Park Police say a sailboat sank in the Patomac River with five people on ... Pedestrian Hit And Killed On Parkway. Police say a pedestrian is dead after an accident on the Baltimore-Washington .

 Boating accident injures several people
Friday evening News 11 received reports of a boating accident near Squaw Lake on the Colorado River. According to Rural Metro, two boats collided on the river. One of the boats had three adults and three children on board. Officials from the Yuma

 Florida man charged with boating OUI in Kingston
The Patriot Ledger
A motorboat struck and injured a kayaker and two paddle-boaters in Smelt Pond late Friday afternoon. Environmental Police arrested Joseph Carroll of Florida and charged him with operating a boat under the influence of alcohol, resulting in serious ...

 Woman injured in boating accident
TRAVIS COUNTY -- A woman was injured Friday afternoon when she was hit by a boat propeller. The Travis County Sheriff's office says a man was driving a boat toward the shore at Starnes Island on Lake Travis and didn't see a woman swimming in the ...

OHP On The Lookout For Suspect In Boating Hit-And-Run - ... KWTV
A 55-year-old Oklahoma City man is still missing after a hit-and-run boating accident Thursday night on Lake Eufaula. One of two young girls who were injured in the accident was discharged from OU Children's hospital on Friday. The other child remains ..

 Off-Duty Coast Guard member assists injured boaters
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Royal, a boatswain mate from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, was boating in the area with his family when the Jimmy Crack Corn ran aground. Royal immediately brought his vessel over to assist. A Towboat US crew ...

 Boaters Rescue Boy From Water
(MONTICELLO) - A northern Indiana sheriff says boaters rescued a 5-year-old boy they spotted floating face down in the water. White County Sheriff Patrick Shafer says a family was boating on Big Monon Creek north of Lake Shafer when they noticed a

 Police: Man struck by boat prop in critical condition
MetroWest Daily News
A man was reported in critical condition Friday after an Independence Day boating incident on Lake Cochituate, one of at least two boating mishaps on local waterways. The 29-year-old man was injured around 3:30 p.m. Thursday after he fell out of a boat ...

Yacht towed to safety overnight after leak alert off Orkney
BBC News
A yacht with seven people on board had to be rescued overnight after the vessel began taking on water north east of Orkney, the coastguard has said. The alarm was raised at about 22:50 on Friday when crew members called the Norwegian coastguard, who ..

 Franklin Co. canoe group rescued near James River
Roanoke Times
A group of six men, ages 14 to 26, launched their canoes Tuesday at the boat landing on Hercules Road off U.S. 501, said Gary Roakes, public safety director for Amherst County. Roakes said the group was from Franklin County and was unfamiliar with the .

 Kayak Rescue In Ochlockonee Bay
A Wakulla County Sheriff's Office road patrol shift lieutenant and two deputies took part in a rescue of two juveniles who were kayaking in the Ochlockonee River but had capsized due to the wind and bad weather Friday, July 5 at 6:20 p.m., according to ...

 Motor-boat strikes a kayak and paddle-boat in Kingston causing injuries
Police said the 41-year-old man in the kayak suffered a non-life-threatening, but serious, head injury, and the two women in the paddle-boat, who were in their mid-twenties, suffered minor injuries. The man and one of the women were transported to 

 Jet ski driver injured Thursday
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
A woman who was operating a jet ski that caught fire when it was turned on was taken to Riverwood Hospital, Aitkin County Sheriff Scott Turner said Friday. The incident happened on Cedar Lake near Aitkin. Turner, who said he did not have the woman's ...

Four rescued after jet ski capsized off Redcar
The Northern Echo
Two men and two teenage boys had to be rescued from the sea today (Saturday, July 6) after their jet ski capsized off Redcar. The three riders were left stranded in the water along with the fourth person who was being towed by the jet ski in an ...

Boat explodes, catches fire near Portland beach
(Eds: APNewsNow. Restores broadcast coding. Corrects typo in explosion. Restores locator to 1st paragraph. Adds attribution.) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Firefighters say they believe a Portland boat explosion that injured a man may have been caused by ...

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