Hiker airlifted from Alaka‘i

KOKE‘E – A male hiker was rescued Wednesday afternoon near the Alakai Swamp Trail after injuring his leg.

The 27-year-old male had been hiking along the trail when he reportedly broke his leg. Police dispatch received a call at about 5:08 p.m. notifying authorities of the incident.

Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 picked up the male at about 6:45 p.m. flew him to Waimea Canyon Park where awaiting medics transported him to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No further information is available on the condition of the injured man.


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