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How did Eddie Aikau die?

Boating Accident

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Similarly, it is asked, when did Eddie Aikau die?

March 17, 1978

Subsequently, question is, how many lives did Eddie Aikau save? Most estimates place the number of people who Aikau rescued at about 500 while Clyde says that his brothers saved “thousands of lives.”

Also Know, what really happened to Eddie Aikau?

He was presumed to have drowned at sea. Eddie Aikau's heroic sacrifice has gone down in legend, and Eddie remains to this day, 35 years later, a folk hero among Hawaiians and the Waimea surfing culture. The slogan “Eddie Would Go” has become part of Hawaiian popular culture.

How long was Eddie Aikau a lifeguard?

Eddie was the first official lifeguard hired by the City & County of Honolulu to work at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's North Shore, back in 1967. At the same time, he challenged the biggest waves on offer in the Hawaiian Islands. The two brothers worked together for ten years up until 1978 and never lost one person.

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