Kauai first responders rescue injured visitor, 71, on Hanakāpī‘ai Trail

Water and Land Rescues

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kauai first responders rescued a 71-year-old injured hiker on the Hanakāpī‘ai Trail on Friday, Oct. 1.

According to officials, the incident happened shortly before 3:40 p.m. Friday when the Arizona man apparently fell while hiking, injuring his leg and shoulder.

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Kauai Fire Department’s Air 1 rescue helicopter airlifted the injured hiker and transported him to Princeville Airport where additional firefighters and AMR medics provided further treatment.

No other injuries were reported.

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