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2 hikers rescued in separate incidents on Kauai

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:48 p.m. HST, Jun 03, 2013



Two tourists hiking on Kauai’s north shore needed assistance Sunday in two separate rescue attempts.

Kauai firefighters came to the aid of a 54-year-old visitor from Tacoma, Wash. who injured her knee and was rescued about 1/4 mile below Hanakapiai Falls at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rescue specialists rigged a line and short-hauled one of their team members to the injured hiker, where he treated the patient and then short-hauled her on the fire department’s helicopter to the Princeville Airport. From there, awaiting medics transported her to Wilcox Hospital.

Earlier Sunday morning, a 61-year-old visitor from St. Paul, Minn. who injured her left forearm was rescued by Hanalei firefighters about 1/2 mile from the trailhead of the Kalalau Trail. She was also taken to Wilcox Hospital.

The Minnesota woman had been hiking about 1/2 mile from the trailhead at approximately 2 p.m. when she sustained the injury.






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