Injured hiker airlifted from Makaleha Falls

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Courtesy: Kaua'i Fire Department Station 8

Courtesy: Kaua’i Fire Department Station 8

KAPA‘A, Hawaii (KHON2) — Kaua’i County Firefighters (KFD) rescued a hiker near Makaleha Falls on Sunday, Oct. 11.

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The department received a call around 1:40 p.m. of a 62-year-old man who reportedly injured his leg while hiking along the trail.

According to KFD, the hiker was located near a riverbed and airlifted to a nearby landing zone at Kapahi Park.

Medics on scene provided additional support while awaiting further assistance to transport the man to Wilcox Medical Center for continued treatment.

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