South Maui rescue tubes ready

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Project supervisor Dave Hemmen (from left) and Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea members Randy Miller and Erica Tait work with a crew of members and volunteers to install a rescue tube at Kamaole II Beach Park in Kihei. The club installed 28 rescue tubes at South Maui beaches from Kalama Park to Kamaole III Beach Park on Saturday. The flotation devices will stay at the beaches to be available for emergencies 24/7. They are held to anchor poles with Velcro and can be used to assist swimmers who are in trouble. The tubes have basic rescue instructions and each pole is numbered so emergency callers can report their exact location.

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