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Kauai firefighters rescue female hiker from Waimea Canyon

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    Waimea Canyon on Kauai as seen from the visitor lookout.

Kauai firefighters on Tuesday afternoon rescued a female hiker in distress from near Waipoo Falls in Waimea Canyon.

Waimea firefighters received notification of the hiker in distress at about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday. The hiker, a 32-year-old woman from Michigan, reportedly fell and injured her leg while hiking along the trail.

Rescue personnel aboard the Air 1 helicopter located the woman about 100 yards from Waipoo Falls. Firefighters splinted her leg, loaded her into the helicopter, and airlifted her to a nearby landing zone to awaiting medics.

She was taken to a hospital for further treatment.

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