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Ocean Safety lifeguards on Oahu extend hours

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    Oahu lifeguards will work longer daylight hours starting Sunday, July 11.

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                                Honolulu Ocean Safety lifeguard John Quizon on duty in Waikiki.

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    Honolulu Ocean Safety lifeguard John Quizon on duty in Waikiki.

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                                Blayne Fujita, on a Jet Ski, patrolled the Kapahulu Groin on Friday.

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    Blayne Fujita, on a Jet Ski, patrolled the Kapahulu Groin on Friday.

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                                “What jumps out, looking at our data over the past three years, is between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m., and also the early morning hours, no doubt we are necessary. The number of calls is more than any other time,” said John Titchen, Ocean Safety chief.

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    “What jumps out, looking at our data over the past three years, is between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m., and also the early morning hours, no doubt we are necessary. The number of calls is more than any other time,” said John Titchen, Ocean Safety chief.

Ocean Safety currently dispatches eight rescue Jet Ski teams daily to patrol near-shore waters. Starting Sunday, it will double the number of its land-based mobile units to 16 from eight, for a total of 24 mobile response teams working throughout daylight hours. Read more

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