Injured Hanalei man rescued at Kalalau

KALALAU — A North Shore man injured after falling some 100 feet near a waterfall in Kalalau Sunday morning was airlifted to Lihu‘e for medical treatment, county officials said.

A distress call relayed via citizens band (CB) radio was picked up by the U.S. Coast Guard and relayed to 911 emergency dispatch at 7:42 a.m. The Kaua‘i Fire Department’s Rescue 3 unit was alerted and Air 1 was mobilized.

The helicopter arrived at Kalalau Beach at approximately 8:52 a.m., a county news release states. The victim was located some 100 feet away near Kalalau Stream. He appeared to have sustained multiple injuries from the fall.

The victim, a 40-year-old male with a Hanalei mailing address, was airlifted to Lihu‘e Airport and arrived at 9:40 a.m. He was transported via ambulance to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

The victim was reported to be in fair condition on Sunday afternoon.


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