POSTED: 11:04 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2012
Kauai fire rescue personnel rescued nine hikers stranded by a rising stream in Kapahi this afternoon.
According to a Kauai Fire Department release, the hikers were walking along Makaleha Stream when the became stranded by rapidly rising waters.
KFD rescue workers arrived at the scene around 3 p.m. and airlifted the hikers, in five trips, to the trailhead at the end of Kahuna Road.
No injuries were reported.