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Kauai firefighters rescue woman from Alakai Swamp Trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:01 a.m. HST, May 21, 2011


Kauai firefighters rescued a 50-year-old visitor who broke her ankle on Alakai Swamp Trail.

The woman was injured while hiking near the Kilohana lookout, a Kauai County news release said. Another hiker used a cell phone to call for help about 2 p.m. yesterday.

Firefighters aboard a helicopter picked up the woman near the swamp boardwalk about 2:30 p.m. Paramedics picked up the woman from the landing zone and took her to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

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