Tuesday, May 25, 2010

24 Hours in the life of Safe Boating Week

These headlines are from around the country from just the past 24 hours. Hey boaters… Let’s be careful out there.

Boaters urged to be cautious (from stltoday.com 5/25/10)
The Meramec River's treacherous conditions almost claimed the life of a 4-year-old girl during a boating accident Sunday

Throttling back on Maryland's deadly boating accidents (from the Baltimore Sun 5/25/10)
You have to go back to the last century to find a year when boating fatalities were higher than in 2009

Man Dies in Jet Ski Accident (from NBC Chicago 5/24/10)
A 28-year-old man died Sunday after his jet-ski collided with a boat on Lake Marie

Coast Guard crew rescues 5 boaters off Fla. Coast (from The Miami Herald 5/24/10)
Boaters rescued from a sinking 20-foot pleasure craft three miles east of Haulover Inlet

5 Year Old Boy Killed in Lake Elsinore Boating Accident (From KTLA News in LA, 5/24/10)
The boy was riding in a boat with his father and uncle Sunday when the boat flipped over

S.C. authorities extend annual crackdown on drivers to boaters (From HeraldOnline.com 5/25/10)
South Carolina cops and DNR partnering to get tough after spike in boating deaths

Couple die in boating accident off S.F. (From SFGate.com, 5/25/10)
A weekend sailing trip to Half Moon Bay ended in a double tragedy Sunday

There were more, but we were getting depressed. Please be safe out there, this week and all boating season long.

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