County to cover tab for lifeguard services at Kua Bay, Hapuna

  • Posted signs warn beachgoers of dangerous conditions at Kua Bay. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kyle Ching and Keali’i Garmon keep watch over beachgoers from Kua Bay’s lifeguard tower on Tuesday. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County will find a way to cover the tab to maintain full lifeguard services at two state beach parks on the Big Island, despite state lawmakers halving the amount needed to contract the life-saving personnel.