Spike in Hawaii Drownings Prompts Call for Safety Measures

Spike in Hawaii Drownings Prompts Call for Safety Measures

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As the drowning death toll continues to climb at tourist spots like Kauai, a woman who lost her fiancé at sea is now advocating that the beautiful but deadly location be barricaded off. Read More

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May 14, 2013 Share
Addressing Hawaii's Dangerous Destinations

Addressing Hawaii's Dangerous Destinations

Just several months into the year and one Hawaiian island is on pace to have a record number of drownings. The Investigative Unit uncovers how local leaders are dealing with the spike and asks: Should the state of Hawaii be... Read More

May 13, 2013 Share
Hawaii's Dangerous Destinations Revealed

Hawaii's Dangerous Destinations Revealed

Drownings are the leading cause of death for visitors to Hawaii, but one island is seeing a spike in the number of tragedies. Recently, three Bay Area tourists died there in separate incidents Read More

May 10, 2013
INTERACTIVE MAP: Kauai Drownings (1970 - 2012)

INTERACTIVE MAP: Kauai Drownings (1970 - 2012)

Drownings are on the rise in Kauai. There has been 11 drownings in 2013 alone and the problem is prompting lawmakers to ask airlines to show videos on flights to educate tourists about ocean safety. Read More

May 10, 2013
INFOGRAPHICS: Search and Rescue Statistics

INFOGRAPHICS: Search and Rescue Statistics

The Investigative Unit has discovered the Kauai Fire Dept. has sent rescue crews to more locations last year than it has in recent years, and more resources are being utilized despite an annual 5 percent increase in tourism on the... Read More

May 10, 2013
BLOG: Into the Belly of the Dragon

BLOG: Into the Belly of the Dragon

In this blog post, Hal Walker describes the traumatic experience of being swept out to sea by a sudden and unexpected wall of water while standing on a lava bridge in Hawaii. His friend, who was also taken by the wave, did... Read More

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Response from "The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook" author, Andrew Doughty:

>> Email to the Investigative Unit
>> Blog post

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