The fence controversy at Cromwell'sUPDATED 10:32 PM HST Apr 16, 2014Video Transcript
that's what swimmers say building a fence there will do. Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. And I'm Yunji de Nies.. But the owners of the neighboring Diamond Head property say its for those very swimmers own safety. KITV4's Brenton Awa has tonights top story. This popular spot for swimmers to jump in -- will soon make them go around to get in the water. 2815 - DEB "WE DON'T LIKE TO DO IT ITS NOT WHAT WE WANT TO DO BUT WHEN WERE FACED WITH A YOUNG MAN IN A WHEEL CHAIR FOR LIFE. CUT TO - 2833 WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO." The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art has heard the publics outcry against putting up a fence at Cromwells... It's Executive Director even admits it's a great place to play -- but safety is too great of a concern. The foundation has already hired private security to alert swimmers of dangers -- they've even put up specific signs saying two individuals have been paralyzed at the location -- but to no avail. 2129 - DEB "UNFORTUNATELY THOSE EFFORTS HAVE NOT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON THE USE OR THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THERE AND SO WE ARE MOVING FORWARD." Those who oppose the fence say the barrier's a bad idea. and it wont stop people from jumping. 2918 - GUY "IT'S GOING TO BE SEEN AS A CHALLENGE IN MY OPINION FOR KIDS TO DO MORE DANGEROUS THINGS AND TRY NEW WAYS TO PUSH THEIR LIMITS." But others who've seen people get seriously injured from jumping in say something needs to be done. 3139 - Marilyn "TO HAVE ONE OR TWO PERSONS NOT GO OR GET INJURED, AND IM SURE THERES MANY INJURIES, IF IT WILL PREVENT ONE THEN I THINK THE FENCE COULD BE WORTH IT. AT LEAST ITS A TRY." Tonights neighborhood board meeting in kaimuki is the third community meeting that the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art has been a part of recently. It will make one more stop tomorrow to hear the publics concerns at the Waialae Kahala neighborhood board meeting. Construction of that fence starts next week.