Visitor injured in Kokee fall

Visitor falls off Kokee trail, sustains minor injuries

KOKEE – A 24-year-old woman from Tucson, Arizona, sustained minor injuries after falling off the Waimea Canyon Trail Saturday afternoon.

The woman had been looking over the edge of a cliff at about 12 p.m. when she slipped and fell approximately 25 feet onto the Waipoo Falls Trail.

An eyewitness contacted authorities, and provided them with satellite coordinates of the victim’s location.

Truck 7 and Medic 20 responded to Porter’s Landing Zone, while Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 was dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, the rescue specialists found the victim on the side of a steep cliff hanging onto two small boulders. They rescued the victim, secured her with straps and short-hauled her across the canyon to Porter’s Landing Zone.

From there, the victim was turned over to the care of Medic 20 and Truck 7, and was checked for injuries. With minor abrasions on her knees, elbows and hands, she refused further treatment, and was released at the scene.

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The Garden Island

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