Our local newspaper, The Garden Island, announced today that 3 Kauai visitors drowned in 2 separate incidents yesterday. One was on an East-Side beach in Kapaa where a man drowned off Kauai Sands beach. The other was 2 women who were swept off a ledge by a large wave at Queens Bath in Princeville on the North Shore and subsequently drowned.
Sadly, such tragedies are more common on Kauai than our visitors realize. The North Shore is known to be unusually hazardous in the Winter months when seas are high and currents treacherous. Please keep this in mind when you come visit us. For the last 20 years, there were an average of 10 drownings each year on Kauai and 70% were tourists. Some beaches have lifeguards but because of the large number of beaches, most are unprotected.
Kauai is a wonderful place to live and to visit but it's essential to beware of dangers. Once source of safety information and stories is the Surviving Paradise website. Please be careful when you come visit!!!
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