Woman who died in Wailua kayaking incident, tour company identified

WAILUA — A 32-year-old California woman who died over the weekend at Wailua River has been identified by Kauai Police Monday. 

KPD identified the female visitor  who died Saturday evening while on a kayak tou as Aimee Abrahim, 32, of El Cajon, California.

An autopsy is pending.

The name of the tour company Abrahim was on is Kayak Wailua. 

Abrahim’s body was found Sunday morning.

The Kauai Fire Department began their search about 7:30 a.m. and located the victim shortly afterward.

Abrahim was swept into the river about 5 p.m. when flash flood conditions occurred near Uluwehi Falls, according to officials with the kayak company.

The others on the tour, seven visitors and a guide, were rescued and released at the scene. No one sustained life-threatening injuries.

Air 1 with Rescue 3 aboard flew three trips to the river and airlifted the kayakers to Wailua Homesteads Park, where a landing zone was established. They were then turned over to Engine 2 and Medic 23. The victims were checked by the first responders and released.


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