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Snorkeling Drownings And Ocean Safety

Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Maui’s Decision On Lifeguard Pay Raises May Scuttle A Statewide Deal

UPDATED: Pay increases for hundreds of public safety workers have been approved by the Legislature and every other county.
Three Visitors Die In One Week Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Three Visitors Die In One Week

The drowning of an Australia man marked the third tourist death in three days.
How To Save Lives Without Scaring Tourists Away Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How To Save Lives Without Scaring Tourists Away

Ocean safety experts, tourism officials, lawmakers and families who have lost loved ones have definite ideas about keeping visitors safe in Hawaii.
WATCH: This Video Could Help Save You Or Someone You Love Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

WATCH: This Video Could Help Save You Or Someone You Love

This short video has valuable advice on how to survive a Hawaii vacation or even a day at the beach.
The Tyler Madoff Story: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare Flickr: apasciuto

The Tyler Madoff Story: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

The death of a 15-year-old boy from New York highlights the need for tour operators to follow state rules.
Families Shoulder A Hefty Burden When A Visitor Dies In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Families Shoulder A Hefty Burden When A Visitor Dies In Hawaii

Getting a loved one back home can be a tedious and costly process.
Stand Up Or Die: Snorkeling In Hawaii Is A Leading Cause Of Tourist Deaths Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Stand Up Or Die: Snorkeling In Hawaii Is A Leading Cause Of Tourist Deaths

Breathing through a tube is uniquely challenging. And it can turn deadly for those who have health issues but don't recognize the risk.
‘Bigger And Stronger Waves’ Are Perilous For Visitors Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Bigger And Stronger Waves’ Are Perilous For Visitors

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii's unique topography, currents, winds and other conditions often catch tourists off guard.
Ouch: An Eel Bite Is ‘Like a Knife’ Cutting Into You Wikipedia

Ouch: An Eel Bite Is ‘Like a Knife’ Cutting Into You

Emergency responders think a Waikiki surfer who sustained serious injuries to his foot was bitten by an eel, not attacked by a shark.
Snorkeling Drownings And Ocean Safety