Association spotlights county lifeguards

Photo courtesy Andy Melamed

Kauai Lifeguard Association officials and supporters, from left, Dr. Monty Downs, Kalani Vierra, Chantal Zarbaugh, marketing, Andy Melamed and Dickie Chang.

Contributed photo by Terry Lilly

A Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau roving patrol monitors monstrous waves on the North Shore.

LIHUE — The Kauai Lifeguard Association works in conjunction with the Kauai Fire Department’s Ocean Safety Bureau to help save lives at guarded and unguarded beaches. Over the past five years the number of beach-goers has more than doubled, yet the number of drownings has basically remained in check.