Lifeguards could soon patrol O'ahu beaches from sun up to sun down
The Honolulu City Council passed a bill that could make beaches safer.
Lifeguards could soon man all 180 beaches on O'ahu from sun up to sun down.
Currently, they are on-duty from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services calls it a necessity, but say developing a plan to keep lifeguards on-duty for more than 13 hours per day will take time and money.
There's also the cost of training, and the director of EMS has nine months to come up with a detailed program including cost and scheduling.