Shangri La Harbor May Be Dismantled To Save Divers From Themselves

05/14/2015 04:10 pm ET | Updated May 14, 2015
Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Shangri La museum official says the fence it erected a year ago to prevent young daredevils from diving into shallow water in front of Doris Duke’s Diamond Head mansion has failed to stop the risky behavior.

So now the foundation that owns Shangri La is seeking permits to take down the massive lava rock breakwater that created the harbor basin near Cromwell’s Beach in 1937.

Its shallow water is so dangerously alluring that young people call their leaps “suicide dives” or “suicides.”

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