Susan Karten

Tyler Madoff (credit: Facebook)

In Wake Of NY Teen’s Death, Hawaii Tour Company May Have Permit Revoked

Officials say the company’s permit should be revoked for three violations on July 4. That’s the day 15-year-old Tyler Madoff from White Plains was swept off the west coast of the Big Island.


Michael and Marianne Madoff, at a news conference announcing wrongful death lawsuit (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed By Parents Of White Plains Teen Swept Out To Sea

The parents of a White Plains teen who was swept out to sea in Hawaii have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the tour company. The Madoff family alleged that on July 4, tour guides made a series of fatal decisions, including allegedly taking teens to a restricted area of coastline that broke the itinerary and ignoring high-surf advisories. The tour company has said this was a freak accident.