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Tourist, 61, dies while hiking Kauai's Kalalau Trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:04 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2013

A 61-year-old visitor from Germany died while hiking the Kalalau Trail, Kauai County officials reported.

The man was with a group of friends  on the trail Friday when he started feeling fatigued. The man collapsed near the 8 mile marker.

A pilot with a helicopter tour company saw what happened and radioed the Lihue Airport air traffic control tower to report the incident.

The Fire Department Air-1 helicopter responded at about 5:30 p.m. They flew to the landing zone near the eight mile marker and walked about 1/4 mile to the scene.

The victim had been given CPR by his friends, but did not respond. He was flown to Princeville Airport where paramedics confirmed the man had died.

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bumbye wrote:
The hiking trails seem to have taken more people that usual this year. Or maybe it's just more reporting.
on August 17,2013 | 09:21AM
Cantopop wrote:
Not a good week for Germans, either
on August 17,2013 | 09:38AM
cojef wrote:
"Koolau the leper's" playground has much mana. All kinds of kapu must be observed. Plenty mad medicine as the Indians say. Love the Haena area, camped the beaches a lot in the early 40's.
on August 17,2013 | 02:03PM
aomohoa wrote:
I was just thinking the same thing>
on August 17,2013 | 02:38PM
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