Boating Accident News 2/5/2013

By Kristy Moore posted 02-05-2013 11:06 AM

02-02-13 SAN DIEGO, CA 2 Dogs Die in Shelter Island Boat Fire (02-03-13) Two dogs were killed when a fatal fire broke out aboard a sail boat docked at Shelter Island Sat. night (02-02), officials confirmed. The boat blaze began around 10:15 p.m. at the Heisey Field Dock. San Diego Harbor Police Lt. John Reilly said the owner of the boat was not on board at the time of the fire, but his 4 dogs were inside the boat. Officials worked to extinguish the fire and pull the pets out. Sadly, Lt. Reilly said 2 of the dogs did not survive the flames. The other 2dogs were rescued and treated for smoke inhalation. As San Diego Fire Dept. crews and Harbor Police officials were working, the owner of the boat approached the scene and allegedly tried to get onto the boat to save his dogs. “Firefighters were working on the vessel and due to his emotional level, [the boat owner] tried to gain entrance to the vessel,” said Lt. Reilly. Authorities had to tackle and restrain the distraught boat owner. He was temporarily arrested for allegedly attempting to fight the firefighters, but later calmed down. Officials said the boat owner was not facing charges. As of Sun. morning, the cause of the boat fire was still under investigation. The blaze caused an estimated $25,000 worth of damages to the boat and its contents. Read full story here.

02-02-13 MOORHEAD CITY, NC CG medevacs 2 from grounded boat (02-04-13) The USCG medevaced 2 people from a boat that ran aground off the Intercoastal Waterway in Morehead City Sat. morning (02-02). Around 9:30 a.m. a crewmember on the 34-ft. boat contacted CG watchstanders to report that the vessel had ran aground near Spooners Creek with 4 people on board, 2 of which sustained injuries. One man suffered a head injury while the other hurt his back, according to a press release from the CG. A 25-ft. boat from CG Station Fort Macon, N.C.  responded to the scene and was able to remove the two injured crewmembers from the boat. The pair were transferred to a crew from the Morehead City Fire Dept. and transported to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. "Thanks to our close partnership with the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept., we were able to embark emergency medical services personnel aboard our boat and provide more-timely medical attention to the injured crewmembers while en route to the marina," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Matt Nelson, the CG coxswain. A 3rd crew member was then retrieved from the boat while a 4th remained with the vessel to assist with salvaging the grounded vessel. Read full story here.

01-25-13 HONOLULU, HI Salvage crew removes sailboat from rocks near Magic Island (01-27-13) Salvage and removal operations began Sat. (01-26) for the 36-ft. sailing sloop Makani that ran aground Fri.(01-25) night in rocks off the ewa side of Magic island at Ala Moana Beach Park. The Parker Marine salvage company towed the hull of the boat to Keehi Small Boat Harbor for disposal late Sat., said Deborah Ward, spokeswoman for the state Dept. of Land and Natural Resources. Salvage crew operators chose to split up the boat before removing it due to weather conditions. The mast and rigging of the boat will be hauled away Sun. if the weather permits.  The USCG rescued 2 people from the vessel after it went aground after its engine died. A salvage company set the boat’s anchor so waves would not move it toward the beach. The insurance company for Makani is paying Parker Marine for the work. Read full story here.

02-03-13 SAN PEDRO, CA Boaters rescue fisherman injured when knocked out of kayak, return him to San Pedro (02-03-13) A fisherman who was seriously injured after waves knocked him out of his kayak Sun. (02-03) was rescued by people on a private vessel who brought him back to San Pedro. The unidentified fisherman was in the water off San Pedro when several large waves hit his kayak, dumping the man into the rocks, Fire Dept. spokeswoman Katherine Main said. "The emergency call about the injured fisherman came into the fire department at 2:49 p.m.," Main said. "The vessel that rescued the man was directed to bring him back to Fire Station 112 in San Pedro, where he was turned over to our paramedics." Fire Station 112 is located at 444 S. Harbor Blvd. Paramedics stabilized the man and transported him to a hospital for treatment in serious condition. No other injuries were reported. Read full story here.

Man dies after kayak overturns on Missouri City lake (02-05-13) A 50-y/o man died after a kayaking accident Fri. (02-01) in Missouri City, officials said. Steven George Bouton and his teenage step-daughter were fishing on the nine-acre lake at American Legion Park in the 4000 block of Lexington Boulevard around 3:50 p.m. when their kayak overturned. Missouri City Police and firefighters rescued both victims. Firefighters administered CPR on Bouton, but he was pronounced dead Fri. at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, according to Missouri City officials. His stepdaughter, whose name was not released, survived. Read full story here.

02-03-13 TARRYTOWN, NY Kayaker Rescued Dog from Lake (02-03-13) Sun. (02-03) report that a man was trapped in his kayak on the frozen lake left many wondering why he would be there in the first place. Tarrytown Police Lieutenant William Herguth clarified that the man was trying to rescue his pet. The man was walking his dog on the lake trail when the dog ran off and went out on the lake and fell through the ice. The man then reportedly went home and got his kayak and put that out to try to rescue his dog. He was able to get his dog into the kayak but was having trouble getting the boat back to shore. Tarrytown Fire Chief Eugene Gaspare said firefighters and police were able to throw the man a rope and pull him back to shore. There he was evaluated by the Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps and refused any further medical assistance. He brought his dog to the Sleepy Hollow Animal Hospital for evaluation. Chief Gaspare worried about the duration of time it took for the man to call for help. "The fire department was dispatched around 2:49 p.m., and was returned to quarters by 3:17 p.m. The rescue was quick," Gaspare said. However, "how long was he out there before we were contacted? He had enough time to get his own kayak, and try to attempt the dangerous rescue." Read full story here.

01-31-13 SALEM, OR Body of missing kayaker found near Salem (02-02-13) A woman accidentally drowned while kayaking in waters in Minto-Brown Island Park sometime last week, deputies said. Search and rescuers found the body of 59-y/o Sharon Mangan Sat. (02-02) around 10:20 a.m. after discovering her kayak Fri.night, said Lt. Steve Birr with the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Mangan reportedly drowned after her kayak capsized in a slough in a remote area off the Willamette River. The water was very cold and authorities said Mangan was relatively inexperienced at kayaking. Authorities said she was wearing a life jacket. Officials spotted Mangan’s truck in the park on Tue. and she was reported missing on Thu. Read full story here.

02-02-13 DAVIDSON COUNTY, NC Four treated for hypothermia after boat capsizes in Davidson County (02-04-13) Officials said 4 people were treated for hypothermia after their boat capsized in Davidson County on Sat. (02-02). Authorities said the Davidson County 911 Center received calls reporting the incident around 8:43 p.m. Officials said the victims were heard calling for help in the area of the High Rock Lake Wildlife Recreation access. The 4 male victims were reportedly taken to emergency workers from a small island by an off-duty Davidson Co. Rescue Squad member in his personal boat. Authorities said the North Carolina Wildlife is investigating the boating incident. Read full story here.

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