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Teach visitors to beware isles' natural dangers


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2012

~~<p>The shores of Hawaii may be irresistible for both residents and visitors, but they can be lethal, as evidenced by the presumed drowning of one of two 15-year-old boys who were swept to sea in a remote area of Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii island's Kona Coast. The tragic incident reminds the travel industry to do its utmost to warn unwary tourists and take extreme care of groups venturing along Hawaii's unpredictable coasts.</p>
<p>Tyler Madoff of New York and the other boy, from Florida, members of a 12-member kayak and hiking group of a tour company, Bold Earth Teen Adventures, were reportedly resting in a tidal pool when they were swept away by rolling waves last Wednesday. Extensive searches of Madoff by the Coast Guard, Hawaii County firefighters, private boaters and volunteers were unable to locate him. The official search ended Monday.</p>
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The shores of Hawaii may be irresistible for both residents and visitors, but they can be lethal, as evidenced by the presumed drowning of one of two 15-year-old boys who were swept to sea in a remote area of Kealakekua Bay on Hawaii island's Kona Coast. The tragic incident reminds the travel industry to do its utmost to warn unwary tourists and take extreme care of groups venturing along Hawaii's unpredictable coasts.

Tyler Madoff of New York and the other boy, from Florida, members of a 12-member kayak and hiking group of a tour company, Bold Earth Teen Adventures, were reportedly resting in a tidal pool when they were swept away by rolling waves last Wednesday. Extensive searches of Madoff by the Coast Guard, Hawaii County firefighters, private boaters and volunteers were unable to locate him. The official search ended Monday. Login for more...



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