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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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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Palm Beach ranks 3rd in Florida for boating accidents in 2011

July 11th, 2012 - by DKRPA

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released new data about 2011 boating accidents, and the numbers show that Palm Beach County ranked third for most waterborne crashes in the state of Florida. Monroe County (which includes the Keys) had the most accidents, followed by Miami-Dade County. But with 58 wrecks, 31 injuries and two […]

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Palm Beach boaters: Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend

May 24th, 2012 - by DKRPA

With Memorial Day weekend now upon us, we are approaching one of the biggest boating weekends in Florida. This means lots of fun in the sun, as long as boaters remember to act with sound judgment and follow boating regulations. In many cases, boating mishaps, injuries and fatalities are a result of negligence. Serious injuries […]

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