Kihei-Wailea Rotarians come to the rescue | Maui News

Kihei-Wailea Rotarians come to the rescue |  Maui News

Group to provide 28 tubes designed to help prevent ocean drownings


Apr 30, 2017

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea is ready to install 28 rescue tubes next month at beaches across South Maui to aid residents and visitors in waters that have accounted for more than a quarter of drownings on the island over the past decade, the nonprofit said.

“We’re really excited because this saves lives,” Rotarian MaryMargaret Baker said.

The tubes had been set for installation Saturday, but rainy weather postponed the work until next month.

The bright “banana-yellow” cylinders are approximately 50 inches long and can keep three adults afloat. They will be placed every 300 feet starting at Kalama Beach Park’s north end to Cove Park, Charley Young Beach and all three Kamaole Beach parks.