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Isle lifeguards on patrol despite liability exposure

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2013

    Lawmakers expect lifeguards to be on duty as usual this July fourth holiday in spite of the changes forthcoming in legal responsibility. At right, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services rescue operator Ramses Rosa brings a rescue watercraft to shore in Waikiki.

  • BRUCE ASATO / JUNE 23

    Above, the recent “king tide” in June didn’t deter beachgoers along the South Shore.

A 15-year-old state policy granting immunity to county lifeguards from civil liability ended Friday, but it’s business as usual for the roughly 350 of them as they patrol Hawaii waters this Independence Day weekend. Read more

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