John Ferry, President and Founder of Bali Hai, met with Dr. Monty Downs this week to help install a few new rescue tubes on Kauai. Bali Hai donated funds to make 12 new rescue tubes available throughout the island where lifeguards are not available.
John Tyler, Kauai Lifeguard Association Vice Chair, saw the need for rescue tubes on unguarded beaches on Kauai. He took the initiative and hung the first rescue tube at Larson’s Beach three years ago. He teamed up with Dr. Monty Downs and the Beach Guardian Association. The program has grown and the lifesaving devices are in over two dozen locations.
John Ferry contacted Monty last week after a friend rescued someone in front of their home where there was no rescue tube. He wanted to make sure the lifesaving device was in place if it ever happened again. John and Monty installed the rescue tube and eleven more are available.
A very very big MAHALO! to John Tyler and Dr. Monty Downs for making this possible and for helping keep locals and visitors safe. We do stress that everyone should go to a beach where there is a lifeguard on duty. Enjoy Kauai and think safety first.