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Visitor’s death on Kauai under investigation; tour company had good safety record


A WOMAN SWEPT AWAY DURING A KAYAK AND HIKING TOUR IN KAUAI OVER THE KAUAI POLICE TODAY IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 32-YEAR-OLD AIMEE ABRAHIM OF EL CAJON. ABRAHIM WAS ON A GUIDED TOUR ALONG THE WAILUA RIVER AND WAS CROSSING THE AREA WAS UNDER A FLOOD WATCH WHEN WARNING HAD JUST BEEN ISSUED. YESTERDAY. SHE’S NOW DIGGING DEEPER INTO HOW THESE TOUR COMPANIES ARE AND NATURAL RESOURCES KEEPS TABS ON THESE BUSINESSES. NOBODY FROM D-L- N-R WANTED TO operators on Wailua River Kauai are required to obtain a permit from the Division of State Parks.” I LEARNED THAT “KAYAK WAILUA”….THE COMPANY THAT WAS GUIDING THE RIVER TOUR ON SATURDAY, HAS BEEN IN COMPLIANCE AND HAS A GOOD SAFETY WATCH, KAYAK WAILUA DID NOT CANCEL THE TOUR SO I ALSO ASKED D-L-N-R….ARE TOUR COMPANIES REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THEIR FURTHER SINCE THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED…. SO WE CHECKED WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE RYAN YAMANE WHO HEADS THE committee FOR WATER AND LAND USE. HE TELLS ME WITH PUBLIC SAFETY AT HAND…THE ISSUE IS WORTH LOOKING INTO FURTHER 4:32 they put themselves in harm’s way and then our first responders and others are also put in harm’s way when they have to go and rescue them in very bad or dangerous conditions” 4:44 4:48 “we can bring in both the public and the private sector, companies together to have that discussion to see if we can find a way that the industry flourishes but also does their due TODAY AND THEY TELL ME ALL OF THEIR DEATH….THERE’S NO WORD ON HOW LONG IT COULD TAKE….

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