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Officials urge the public to ‘show aloha’ this July Fourth

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DENNIS ODA / 2017

Waikiki Beach was packed last Fourth of July, and officials expect the same this year. A number of people participating in last year’s “floatilla” party off Waikiki required rescue and medical assistance. City Emergency Services Director Jim Howe warned beachgoers not to enter the ocean when they’re drinking alcohol. “It can be a deadly mix,” he said.