Coast Guard reports zero boating deaths on Lake Tahoe |

Coast Guard reports zero boating deaths on Lake Tahoe

There were zero boating deaths on Lake Tahoe between October 2008 and October 2009, Senior Chief Daniel Bennett, the officer In charge at Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe in Lake Forrest,reported at the recent Sierra Division Coast Guard Auxiliary Change of Watch Ceremony and Awards Dinner.

This is a far cry from the eight boating related deaths that occurred on Lake Tahoe the first year Senior Chief Bennett arrived to take command of Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe.

Coast Guard personnel at Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe have increased their patrols and boardings in the past year. The Sierra Division of the Coast Guard Auxiliary (the uniformed and volunteer arm of the Coast Guard in Lake Tahoe ) spent more than 2,300 hours patrolling Lake Tahoe in 2009, providing escort to events and regattas on Lake Tahoe, completing 706 free vessel safety checks, and educating boaters about through boater safety classes. Police and sheriff boat patrols also played a big part in eliminating boating-related deaths on Lake Tahoe last year.

Lake Tahoe Marine dealers, Marina operators, and boat rental companies are also helping by educating boaters to “think ahead and be safe when boating on Lake Tahoe.”

The Sierra Division of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is looking for new volunteer members to provide service to their country and uphold the traditions of the United States Coast Guard and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is seeking members with wide variety of skills including boating, teaching, marketing and finance. Help is needed on and off the lake. Interested parties should visit or call Joe Harris at (650) 279-9159

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