Boy airlifted from Kalalau Trail Sunday

KALALAU – Firefighters responded to a call of a 13-year-old boy in distress Sunday morning along the Kalalau Trail.

Fire personnel were notified shortly after 8 a.m. of a 13-year-old boy from Kansas who was reportedly experiencing symptoms of dehydration throughout the night when camping at Napali Coast State Wilderness Park. The boy’s family requested assistance as they attempted to hike back to Ha‘ena.

Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 responded to the call and flew to a landing zone along the Kalalau Trail.

The boy and his mother were airlifted to Princeville Airport where awaiting Hanalei firefighters and AMR medics assessed his condition. The boy was transported to Mahelona Hospital in stable condition.

  1. Michael February 25, 2020 6:33 am Reply

    Poor kid, that happened to me once but somehow I made it back on my own … “barely”. It would be nice if they had a water source on that trail.

  2. Kauai Eyes February 25, 2020 7:21 am Reply

    Do people who request assistance ( air lift ) pay for services to County?

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