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Maui officials to produce tourist safety video

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui county film and tourism officials are planning to produce a safety video to be played at airports and in hotel rooms throughout the island.

Firefighters, hospital workers and concerned residents for years have called for such a video to help educate tourists on ocean- and hiking-related danger.

The video, which is being funded by the Maui Visitors Bureau, is expected to be released early next year.

A recent state health department study showed that, on average, more than a dozen people drown each year in Maui County.

The Maui News reports at least eight people have died this year at Kaanapali Beach, which does not have a lifeguard tower and has a rip current well-known to residents.

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