The body of a missing kayaker was found this morning on the Wailua River by Kauai firefighters, who had to suspend their search late Saturday night after rescuing eight others on the kayak tour.
Firefighters resumed the search at 7:30 a.m. and found the woman’s body soon after, according to the Kauai Fire Department. She had become separated from the tour group at about 5 p.m., during flash flooding near Uluwehi Falls.
Firefighters rescued seven other visitors and a guide Saturday. None had life-threatening injuries, and all were released at the scene.
The Kauai Fire Department responded to a 5 p.m. distress call but had to stop searching late Saturday due to darkness and hazardous flood conditions. The Fire Department deployed 11 personnel, a helicopter and ambulance Saturday and kayak company also took part in the search and rescue effort.
It rained heavily in parts of the island Saturday and a flash flood watch remained in effect today.