Visitor injured near Wailua Falls

KAPAIA — A 57-year-old male visitor from Concord, Calif., sustained injuries Saturday morning after falling off a trail in the vicinity of Wailua Falls.

The man was hiking on the trail at approximately 8:56 a.m. when he slipped and fell between 20 to 50 feet off the side of a hill, said a county news release.

Engine 3, Rescue 3 and Air 1 responded to the scene. Air 1 short hauled the victim via longline to the parking lot of the Wailua Falls lookout.

From there, Medic 21 transported the victim to Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

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