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Kauai firefighters airlift girl injured in fall on Hanakapiai Trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:33 p.m. HST, Nov 1, 2012

Firefighters airlifted a woman and her daughter from Hanakapiai Trail to Princeville Airport on Kauai on Wednesday after the daughter suffered a possible concussion in a fall. 

Atbout 1:30 p.m., the 11-year-old girl and her mother weres hiking when the girl fell and hit her head, the Kauai Fire Department said in a news release. She  experienced blurred vision, headache and nausea from a possible concussion. 

After they arrived at the airport, paramedics then transported them to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. The girl’s condition was unknown, according to a county spokeswoman.

Four hours later, fire rescue flew back to the area after dispatchers reported an injured 36-year-old hiker at Hanakapiai Beach. She was transported back to the Kee trailhead and assisted to her vehicle. She refused medical treatment.

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