Hawaii Tour Company Could Lose State Permit After NY Teen Swept Out to Sea
Tyler Madoff's body has not been found since the 15-year-old was swept off the west coast of the Big Island during a kayak expedition on July 4
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A Hawaii kayak tour company leading a group of teens when one from New York was swept out to sea could lose its permit from the state.
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is recommending that Hawaii Pack and Paddle's permit be revoked for three violations on July 4.
That's the day 15-year-old Tyler Madoff was swept off the west coast of the Big Island. The family of the White Plains teen filed a lawsuit claiming tour guides were negligent.
The department says the company conducted a tour with 13 passengers — one more than allowed, exceeded the landing time and deviated from authorized areas.
The company tells Hawaii Tribune-Herald it disputes those findings.
The Board of Land and Natural Resources is to consider the recommendation Friday.
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Published at 5:03 PM EDT on Sep 10, 2012
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