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Water-propelled jet packs draw concern from state, public

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 17, 2013

~~<p>The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will conduct a public meeting Thursday to discuss problems and concerns brought on by unregulated use of water-propelled jet packs around Oahu.</p>
<p>The department has received complaints about aquatic thrill-seekers splashing dangerously close to shore on devices called the JetLev and Flyboard, which use a powerful stream of water to shoot users into the air and hold them up over the ocean much like a hovercraft, Deputy Director Esther Kia&shy;&lsquo;aina said Monday.</p>
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The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will conduct a public meeting Thursday to discuss problems and concerns brought on by unregulated use of water-propelled jet packs around Oahu.

The department has received complaints about aquatic thrill-seekers splashing dangerously close to shore on devices called the JetLev and Flyboard, which use a powerful stream of water to shoot users into the air and hold them up over the ocean much like a hovercraft, Deputy Director Esther Kia­‘aina said Monday. Login for more...



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