Play it Safe on Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 6, 2013 - Boaters are reminded to use extra caution on the water this weekend. More boating accidents occur during the July 4th holiday than any other time, and the number one cause is boat operators not paying enough attention. Consider designating a second person on board to help look out for other watercraft, obstacles, … [Read more...]

Life Jacket Trade-In Location Change

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 24, 2013 - The Department of Boating and Waterways, along with the Big Bear Municipal Water District and the Big Bear Lake Coast Guard Flotilla, will sponsor the 14th Annual Life Jacket Trade-In on Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 a.m. until they run out of jackets.  The new location for the Life Jacket Trade-In is at the … [Read more...]

Riverside Man Dies In Lake Accident

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 23, 2012, 8:00am - (UPDATE) - The victim has been identified as 44 year-old Cesar Espana of Riverside, California. [Original Story] Big Bear Lake, Saturday July 22, 2012, 2:00 pm - On Friday afternoon at 4:59 pm a there was a report of a possible drowning victim near the east launch ramp on Big Bear Lake.  The Municipal … [Read more...]

Avoid A Boating Accident This Fourth Of July

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Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2012, noon - The California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW) reminds boaters to use caution on the water this Fourth of July. More boating accidents occur during this holiday than any other during the summer boating season. You can greatly decrease the chances of being involved in a boating accident when you … [Read more...]

Water Rescue On Big Bear Lake

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Big Bear Lake, CA, May 30, 2012, noon - Big Bear Municipal Water District employees at the West Public Launch Ramp got a report of an overturned canoe with four 29 Palms residents in the water just west of the ramp on Sunday morning, May 27. Ramp attendants quickly notified Lake Patrol dispatch and ran to the shore to assist the boaters. Two … [Read more...]

Boating Safety Tips

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 26, 2011, noon - This holiday weekend is the unofficial start of the summer boating season on Big Bear Lake. While you’re having fun out on the water, the MWD has some safety tips to keep in mind so your boating trip doesn’t turn into an unexpected tragedy. Launch Ramp Supervisor Tyler Cockrell tells Big Bear News there … [Read more...]