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Swimmer gives back to the ocean that saved her

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ruth Coules began snorkeling after a spinal cord injury, leading to her interest in removing marine debris from the ocean at Lanikai Beach. She shows some fishing lines, hooks and sinkers she found in one day of snorkeling at Lanikai, along with an armload of the gear she uses to collect the debris.

Doing a good deed nearly cost Ruth Coules her life. Coules, 56, has for the past two years collected fishing lines and hooks from the ocean at Lanikai Beach to prevent marine life entanglement and damage to the reef. Read more

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