DLNR enforces rules at Kaneohe sandbar

Kaneohe Sandbar

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For years it’s been tradition for lots of people, especially young adults, to go out to the Kaneohe sandbar on Memorial day weekend to have a raging party.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it was actually pretty quiet with only 35 boats at the peak and they had mostly families on board.

The DLNR enforcement officers boarded about 40 boats throughout the day making sure they had the required vessel registrations and safety gear.

As you may recall two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, a fight that started at the sandbar led to the death of 26-year-old Kamaka Torres.

After the incident, the DLNR created rules that ban people from drinking alcohol and using drugs at the sandbar’s safety zone during three day holiday weekends.

The DLNR says everyone who went out the sandbar Saturday obeyed the rules. They plan to patrol the area through Memorial Day.

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