The last thing you want is for a fun vacation day on the water to turn into a disaster, where a boating accident leads to property damage, injuries and even - in the worst-case scenarios - deaths.
One of the many benefits of living so close to the Pacific Ocean is the ability to pass the time on the open water, whether in a speedboat, sailboat or Jet Ski. There are countless ways to enjoy not only the ocean, but also the many lakes and rivers in and around San Diego.
Southern California offers beautiful weather and plentiful areas to enjoy the water. From paddle boarding and surfing to fishing and riding fast in motor boats, residents and tourists alike can find fun activities in the water. In an attempt to help keep everyone safe, various rules and regulations are put in place. Those who violate these rules can face steep monetary fines. In some cases, violations could even lead to tragic accidents.
Boating is a great way to get out and enjoy the waters of San Diego and surrounding areas. Although boating is a lot of fun, some hesitate to take on the extra responsibilities inherent to owning a boat. These can include the time and cost of maintaining a water vessel, storing and cleaning the boat as well as dealing with towing it to the water.
Two vehicles crashing together is a dangerous event, but the dangers are even greater when these accidents occur on the water. Boating accidents can be tragic since in addition to injuries connected to the crash itself victims could also face the danger of drowning while awaiting assistance. Although a variety of measures are taken to reduce the risk of boating accidents, the United States Coast Guard recently reported that these accidents are on the rise.
San Diego's International Boat Show was a hit. The president of South Coast Yachts told Boating Magazine that the show was "the best we've had in years." Numbers are coming in to back this statement. The magazine further reported this year's show had a 24 percent increase from 2013, bringing in 7,640 visitors.
There was a time when the concept of "Duck and Cover" was associated with nuclear attack during the cold war. Older readers of this blog will know what we mean.
Lots of eyes are likely turned to San Diego today. That's because a young family is coming home after an at-sea rescue this week. According to the California Air National Guard commander who was the first to get the mayday call, rescuers reached the family just in time, saving the life of a sick baby girl.
When you get into a motor vehicle and take to the road, the law requires everyone on board to be properly restrained. There are a few exceptions, but it is the rule for the vast majority of situations. The reason for the mandate in California is the recognition that restraint systems save lives.
Two people are in the hospital recovering from injuries they incurred in a boating accident at a California reservoir earlier this month. The specific nature of the victims’ injuries has not been widely reported, although they are described as “serious.”