Kauai ocean awareness...drownings

Feb 27th, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Here is the Trip Advisor story. One couple turned around before getting out too far - and perhaps more should have?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...ai_Hawaii.html
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Mar 1st, 2013, 08:57 AM
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After two days a rescue seems unlikely. I hope for the family that there is a recovery for closure, as there were no witnesses.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/loca...9bb2963f4.html
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Mar 5th, 2013, 07:25 AM
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Unbelievable. Just when they suspended the search for last weeks suspected drowning, they are now searching for a man swept out to see yesterday. His companion managed to make it back to shore after they were both hit by a rogue wave.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/loca...a4bcf887a.html

Stay safe everyone!
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Mar 5th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Same general location as the drownings that happened earlier this year. So sad.
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Mar 5th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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One can't help but wonder if the blue bible was involved in both tragedies, since the only reason people would be compelled to hike over that lava shelf is in search of the "Secret" Pools that little Andy "Discovered".
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Mar 9th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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guide book complicit. trail formerly unknown to anyone outside community. where we fish, catch opae, enjoy summer sunsets and cliff jump into puka. Along side mr Stillers home. No drowning prior to highlight in guide book. Blue book one dimensional pseudo authority. real time on the ground dynamics do not adhere to paper back gleam embellishments,especially high surf winter season. we surf there , know when its adverse. no locals anywhere near waika'ama tide pools when advisories...
county tried to make them(guide book folks) liable. did not gain traction. some wanting trail closed. just like kipu falls where visitors died, now fenced off. waipahe'e slippery slide too...old days, perfect hallowed summer fun. drowning forced lawsuits, said failure to warn properly, fence goes up. easy to blame the ocean, the path to the pools, the surf, the world. who to blame when mirror breaks
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Mar 10th, 2013, 06:43 AM
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"who to blame when mirror breaks"
Indeed.
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Mar 13th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Tough day in Maui this week...

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content...an.html?nav=10
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Mar 15th, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Sadly, there was another drowning (a local) today at Glass Beach.
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Mar 16th, 2013, 04:45 AM
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With so many people visiting/playing in the Ocean, a small number will get in trouble and fewer still will not make it. Sad but it happens.
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Mar 18th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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It's an odd and sad story, isn't it iceeu2? He had a leg cramp, made it back to shore, only to be swept back out to drown.

It is always a heavy burden when someone is lost at sea or adventure in Kauai. Everyone who is cognizant of the event, is effected. The volunteers and officials who make themselves available for tourists are good medicine. The locals that gather around the locals lost, too make good medicine.

To dismiss a life lost as ' sad but it happens' speaks volumes.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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#11 - well actually #12 since the local suspected of drowning has never been recovered or witnessed to confirm that drowning.

http://thegardenisland.com/news/loca...a4bcf887a.html
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