More people on Kauai have died in the ocean than on the highway. Itís hard to imagine, but itís true. Kauaiís rip currents are killers. They have created the highest drowning rate in Hawaii.
The Rescue Tubes on Kauaiís beaches are personal flotation devices to be used to stabilize distressed swimmers before rescue by our lifeguards. Since the first Rescue Tube installed more than seven years ago, over 140 Rescue Tube saves have been reported, and it is estimated that more than 20 drownings may have been prevented.
When you see a Rescue Tube, take a closer look and become familiar with it. Explain them to your family and friends. Tell visitors.
Rescue Tubes are there for all of us. Letís enjoy our beautiful beaches and
stay safe Hawaii!