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Beach rescue tubes installed to prevent Kailua drownings

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                                Above, resident Patrick Steinemann — who spearheaded the project — writes “For Emergency Use Only” on a rescue tube while Kern looks on.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, resident Patrick Steinemann — who spearheaded the project — writes “For Emergency Use Only” on a rescue tube while Kern looks on.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Kern, left, and Eric Kvick from the Hawaii Kai Lions Club prepare an area on a tree for a rescue tube at a Kailua beach. Residents of the area have asked for the tubes to be installed to help prevent drownings.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Bill Kern, left, and Eric Kvick from the Hawaii Kai Lions Club prepare an area on a tree for a rescue tube at a Kailua beach. Residents of the area have asked for the tubes to be installed to help prevent drownings.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Kern, left, and Eric Kvick from the Hawaii Kai Lions Club stand next to a finished rescue tube station.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Bill Kern, left, and Eric Kvick from the Hawaii Kai Lions Club stand next to a finished rescue tube station.

Dune Circle residents, shaken by the Dec. 12 drowning death of a woman in waters off a Kailua beach — the second in recent years — are taking action to try to prevent any more such tragedies. Read more

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