Serious injuries to adult, child in Lake Lulu watercraft accident

July 30th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Two Winter Haven men took two boys for an afternoon of fun at the lake on Saturday, but the day did not end up that way. Both boys, aged 9 and 10, and a 31-year-old man sustained serious injuries when the inner tube they were riding in slammed into a Lake Lulu dock. All three […]

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Active hurricane season expected: Tips to prevent boat accidents

July 26th, 2013 - by DKRPA

According to climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida could be in for quite a hurricane season this year. NOAA has predicted an “active or extremely active” season, with a 70-percent chance that 3 to 6 hurricanes this year will be categorized as Category 3 or stronger — well above the historical […]

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Is lack of regulation responsible for parasail-boat accidents?

July 9th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Did you know that parasailing is virtually unregulated in Florida or nationwide? At the same time, in Florida alone there have been as many as 33 parasailing accidents in the past 15 years — six of which were fatal. The question of whether the activity should be more closely regulated is likely to receive renewed […]

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Florida boat accident results in serious injuries

April 26th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Two boats recently collided off of the Florida coast. Though investigation will need to be conducted to determine which, if any, operator of the boat was most at fault for the accident, the individual that appears to have been most seriously injured was one of the boat’s passengers. It was reported that one boat was […]

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Boating accident leads to helping others in need of prostheses

February 2nd, 2013 - by DKRPA

Perseverance is defined as a “steady and continued action or belief, usually over a long period and especially despite difficulties or setbacks” by the Encarta Dictionary. For one young Florida man, perseverance is defined by his life’s story after the age of 16. It was at that time that the now 23-year-old was involved in […]

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Proposed bill would put age restriction on who can drive boats

January 26th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Boating accidents are all too common in Florida. That is why a Florida House Representative has proposed a bill that would prevent boating tragedies in the state. The proposed bill, named Deviny’s Law, would help prevent boating accidents like the one that claimed that life of Deviny Boese. The girl was fatally injured in a […]

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What caused explosion on boat in Palm Beach Gardens?

January 12th, 2013 - by DKRPA

The term “Boating Accident” most often than not elicits the image of an individual thrown “overboard” from a boat, struggling in the water. We may think about a drowning injury or severe cuts from a spinning propeller. We might even stretch our minds to think about a cruise boat patron falling on a slippery surface. […]

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Intoxicated boater causes fatal crash; convicted of BUI

November 19th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Boating accidents are almost always serious in nature. Boats are more difficult to maneuver then most other motor vehicles; they can travel fast speeds; should an accident occur, the victims are usually tossed into the water, making their recovery and safety difficult to ensure. When they do happen, though, most of them are simply accidents. […]

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Palm Beach County Sheriff says zero Labor Day arrests on Peanut

September 21st, 2012 - by DKRPA

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a new ordinance that took effect earlier this spring is making a difference in the fight against boating accidents and underage drinking on and around Peanut Island. Peanut Island sits on 86-acres in the Intracoastal waterway south of the Blue Heron Bridge. The new ordinance requires any person […]

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Survivors of fatal boat accident thankful for rescue effort

August 15th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Boat accidents are usually due to operator error. The pilot of the vessel may have been drunk or chatting with passengers, ultimately failing to recognize a passing boat, a shallow patch of water or a physical obstruction that wrecks the boat. There are additional factors to consider in a boat accident, such as the operator’s […]

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