comscore Kauai rescuers airlift hiker to safety after she injures leg on Sleeping Giant trail | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Kauai rescuers airlift hiker to safety after she injures leg on Sleeping Giant trail

A 23-year-old woman, hiking along the trail commonly known as the Sleeping Giant in Wailua, Kauai, injured her leg and was airlifted to safety Friday.

The woman, who had fallen while hiking the Nounou-East Trail, contacted the Kauai Fire Department at 9:20 a.m. Friday.

Kapaa firefighters hiked to the woman, who was more than a mile from the trailhead, and assessed her injuries.

“Due to muddy conditions and the extent of her injuries, Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 were dispatched for further assistance,” KFD said in a news release today.

Rescuers placed the woman in a stretcher and carried her about 100 yards down the trail to a clearing, where she was transported by helicopter to a landing zone at Wailua Houselots Park.

AMR medics transported the woman to Wilcox Medical Center for treatment.

Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up