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Firefighters rescue injured hiker from a Kauai trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:35 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2011


Kauai firefighters rescued a 62 year-old male visitor from California who had broken his ankle on the Hanakapiai Trail late this afternoon, according to a Kauai County news release.

The visitor fell and fractured his ankle while hiking near the half-mile mark in on the trail to Hanakapiai Beach, the news release said.

 Firefighters responded to the scene and prepared the hiker to be lifted in a rescue basket, and the fire rescue helicopter extricated the injured man and transport him to the Princeville Airport, according to the news release.

Medics were awaiting his arrival and transported him to the hospital.

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