Bystanders perform CPR on unresponsive 59-year-old Kauai resident hiking Kalepa Ridge trail

Water and Land Rescues

Courtesy: Kauai Fire Department

HONOLULU (KHON2) — On Saturday, Jan. 8, bystanders administered CPR on a 59-year-old male resident on the Kalepa Ridge Trail in Lihue on Kauai, according to the Kauai Fire Department (KFD).

The issue took place around 12:45 p.m. when bystanders notified first responders that the man was having difficulty breathing and then became unresponsive.

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When officials were dispatched to the scene, the man had regained consciousness and was lying on the ground.

KFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter airlifted the man to a landing zone at the Kauai Beach Resort and was transported to the Wilcox Medical Center in serious condition for further treatment.

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