Visitor rescues keep Kauai Firefighters busy over the weekend

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KAUAI, Hawaii (KHON2) — Firefighters on Kauai responded to two separate visitor rescues on Sunday.

A 57-year-old California woman who was in distress was rescued on the Pu’u Hinahina Lookout in Kōke‘e at around 1:40 p.m.

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Firefighters from the Waimea fire station located the woman less than 1/4 of the way down the trail and assisted her out. She was met by medical services but declined treatment.

In Po‘ipū, a Colorado visitor was assisted while in distress at a surf spot known as Acid Drops at around 2:10 p.m.

Firefighters helped the female to shore.

At the same time, firefighters checked on two snorkelers that were in distress but ultimately made it to shore.

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Neither the surfer nor the snorkelers sought medical treatment.

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