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Kauai firefighters rescue injured hiker

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:20 a.m. HST, Mar 16, 2013

Kauai Fire Department personnel rescued a woman Friday afternoon who hurt her ankle while hiking in Kokee.

The visitor from Australia, 56, was hiking along the Pihea trail when she hurt her ankle around 3:23 p.m., fire officials said. Multiple fire trucks and a rescue helicopter responded to the call that came in minutes later, although the helicopter was forced to return to the airport due to heavy rain and fog.

Firefighters hiked in, located the woman and brought her out to the trailhead on a wheeled basket stretcher where she was transported to the hospital, officials said.

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cojef wrote:
Does the injured hiker pay for the service or the taxpayers eat it?
on March 16,2013 | 10:06AM
SteveToo wrote:
Don't you pay attention to all the other articles and comments about this? We the tax payer's pay for it.
on March 16,2013 | 01:07PM
foursun wrote:
on March 17,2013 | 05:37AM
Fred01 wrote:
Stupid question.
on March 16,2013 | 11:49PM
foursun wrote:
on March 17,2013 | 05:37AM
foursun wrote:
State should require outdoor competency course before being allowed to trek on to these trails
on March 17,2013 | 05:36AM
foursun wrote:
beware, dangerous on Kauai
on March 16,2013 | 04:48PM
foursun wrote:
We should requre visitors take an outdoor competency course before allowing them to trek into these trails
on March 17,2013 | 05:35AM
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