To the Forum:I recently visited Kauai with friends, I read with interest
your May 28th story regarding the drowning death of John Telfer at Ke’e Beach.
Five days before Mr. Telfer’s death, we were also at Ke’e Beach. One member
of our group, Barbara Hughes, 55, of Albuquerque, decided to go into the
While looking at the fish, she got caught in a rip current and was
pulled out to sea. Evidently she was in trouble for sometime until someone
noticed. Luckily for Miss Hughes, James Reis of Concord, California, was
visiting his family in Lihue, and was at Ke’e Beach when we were. He was out
on the rocks and noticed that she was in trouble. He jumped in and saved her
from drowning. If it had not been for his unselfish act of heroism, Barbara’s
name would have been included in your Memory column.
I hope the monies
will be found and the legislation will be passed to allow an increase in beach