HANAKAPIAI — Firefighters responded to a call of a male hiker in distress Tuesday afternoon near Hanakapiai Falls.
Fire personnel were notified shortly before noon of a 39-year-old male visitor who sustained a leg injury while hiking near the falls. Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 were dispatched to the area.
Once on scene, rescuers located the injured man and short-hauled him to a nearby landing zone. He was then airlifted to Princeville Airport where he was assessed and treated by awaiting medics.