Hiker hospitalized on Kauai after 30-foot fall in Wailua

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized after she fell 30 feet off Kauai’s Sleeping Giant Trail in Wailua on Tuesday, June 29.

The incident occurred around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kauai Fire Department (KFD), and the woman was with her father and brother on the hike.

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Firefighters arrived and made contact with the hiker’s father through cellphone at 10:30 a.m. before KFD personnel located the party about one mile into the trail.

The 35-year-old woman was exhibiting signs of a concussion after she slipped and fell, KFD said. The woman had apparently fallen off of the trail and onto a ledge.

The hiker was retrieved by KFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter from the ledge at 11:20 a.m. before she was transported to a landing zone in the Wailua House Lots.

American Medical Response treated the woman and later transported her to a hospital.

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