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Nearly $2K worth of equipment stolen from Oahu lifeguard towers disrupting life-saving work, chief says

  • Courtesy Keoni Keaulana

    Lifeguard Keoni Keaulana shows damage to one of the lifeguard towers at Maili Beach Park.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                At top, lifeguard Russell Purdy on Wednesday adjusted the folding roof and repaired a locking mechanism he and fellow lifeguard Keoni Keaulana installed after a break-in by thieves at Maili Beach Park.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At top, lifeguard Russell Purdy on Wednesday adjusted the folding roof and repaired a locking mechanism he and fellow lifeguard Keoni Keaulana installed after a break-in by thieves at Maili Beach Park.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, Purdy holds a locking mechanism broken by thieves.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Purdy holds a locking mechanism broken by thieves.

When Honolulu City and County Ocean Safety lifeguards arrived for duty at Maili Beach Park on Tuesday morning, they were shaken to discover that both lifeguard towers on the peaceful, remote West Side beach had been broken into overnight and essential gear was missing. Read more

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