Yet state, county and even tourism officials are doing little to try to reduce what’s become one of the highest rates of visitor deaths in the nation.
A researcher analyzed drownings over 42 years. The beach with the most fatalities isn’t considered the most hazardous.
The 92 drowning deaths in 2016 represented a slight decrease from the previous year, but was slightly above average for the decade.
A doctor says new full-face masks are a “recipe for disaster.” He wants to measure the breathing resistance in various types of snorkeling tubes.
Council members, mayors and others remain frustrated by the influence a group of personal injury lawyers had on the decision.
Hawaii’s four mayors and county council members say the latest draft of a liability bill still puts lifeguards and beachgoers at risk.
The Legislature is debating whether to extend limited liability protections for lifeguards over the objections of a group of personal injury lawyers.
A woman’s drowning spurs officials to consider the possible hidden dangers of full-face snorkeling masks.
Her husband thinks a new style of mask may be to blame, but no one keeps track of the equipment being used when someone drowns.
A couple lost their son in a hiking fall 20 years ago. They turned their grief into a memorial foundation raising money for lifeguards and firefighters.
Two tourists die in two days on the Garden Isle, one at Poipu Beach and the other at Larsen’s Beach.