More people on Kauai have died in the ocean than on the highway. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s true.
Kauai’s rip currents are killers. They have created the highest drowning rate in Hawaii.
The Rescue Tubes on Kauai’s beaches are personal flotation devices to be used to stabilize distressed swimmers before rescue by our lifeguards.
Since the first Rescue Tube was installed more than two years ago, 48 Rescue Tube saves have been reported, and it is estimated that 15 to 18 drownings may have been prevented.
There are over 200 Rescue Tubes surrounding Kauai today, but the job isn't finished because all of those rescue tubes have to be maintained and replace on an ongoing basis so that there will be a Rescue tube available for the next emergency..
Coming later this year, the number on top of each Rescue Tube station will indicate the GPS position of that station and will be used by 911 to properly dispatch emergency responders to that exact location.
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.
Let’s enjoy our beautiful beaches and stay safe Kauai!
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4350 Kahili Makai St., Kilauea, HI 96754
The Rescue Tube Foundation is a tax deductible 501(c)(3) organization
Rescue Tubes Save Lives