Hiker airlifted from Makaleha Falls

KAPA‘A — Firefighters responded to a hiker in distress Sunday afternoon near Makaleha Falls in Kapa‘a.

Rescue 3 personnel were notified around 1:40 p.m., when a 62-year-old Kaua‘i man reportedly injured his leg while hiking along the trail.

Rescue specialists aboard Air 1 responded to the call and located the man near the riverbed. Firefighters safely loaded the man into a Stokes litter and airlifted him to a nearby landing zone at Kapahi Park.

Awaiting AMR medics provided additional support and transported the man to Wilcox Medical Center for further treatment.

  1. menacing tourists October 13, 2020 3:20 am Reply

    these careless tourists are costing the county and state so much money with these rescues!
    oh wait….

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