Hiker airlifted from Hanakapi‘ai

HANAKAPI‘AI — Rescuers airlifted an injured hiker from the Hanakapi‘ai landing zone just before noon on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old Arkansas woman reportedly fell and injured her back while hiking near Hanakapi‘ai Beach.

Rescue 3 personnel aboard the County’s Air 1 helicopter flew the woman to Princeville Airport where awaiting medics transported her to Wilcox Hospital. She has since been released.

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