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Boater Rescued After 5 Days Stranded at Sea

He finally got close enough to land to call for help

(Newser) - The Coast Guard says a man who had been adrift for five days on a storm-damaged catamaran was rescued near the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Sunday. The agency says the man was picked after it received a mayday call late Saturday afternoon. The man reported that a storm destroyed... More »

To Stop Drownings, Hawaii Wants ... Airlines to Help

Kauai has already suffered 11 drownings this year

(Newser) - Drownings are the leading cause of death for visitors to Hawaii and have long been a problem in the state. But the numbers have recently spiked: In less than four months this year, the island of Kauai has suffered 11 drownings; that's already close to triple the four deaths... More »

Popular Hawaiian Swimming Hole a Deadly One

Gorgeous Kipu Falls can be quite the 'tourist trap'

(Newser) - Travel guidebooks call Kipu Falls "a glorious little hidden place" and a "swimming hole extraordinaire." But the alluring beauty of the Hawaiian waterfall and natural pool conceals a deadly side: Five visitors have drowned at Kipu Falls in the past five years, including two since December. In... More »

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