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Yellow tubes aiding in ocean rescues in south Maui

WAILUKU >> The president of a group that installed rescue tube stations along south Maui beaches says while he is happy the tubes are working, he wishes they weren’t necessary.

The Maui News reported Sunday that the tubes have assisted in three rescues since Dec. 29.

The tubes were put up by the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea with help from former Ocean Safety Battalion Chief Colin Yamamoto in response to increased drownings.

Last year, the county gave the club permission to install tubes every 300 feet.

According to hawaiibeachsafety.com, nine lifeguards cover beaches in south Maui.

Club President John Moore says the tubes meant to supplement areas in south Maui where there are no lifeguards.

So far, 86 tubes have been placed countywide.

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