Hiker rescued in Wailua Monday

WAILUA — Firefighters rescued a 31-year-old male hiker on the Nounou-East Trail, also known as Sleeping Giant, in Wailua on Monday.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters were notified at approximately 6:10 p.m. of a lost hiker on Sunday, Dec. 6.

According to a preliminary report, the hiker could not locate the trail due to the darkness and steep terrain. Kaua‘i Fire Department officials advised the hiker to shelter in place, as first responders would resume rescue efforts the following morning.

Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 spotted the hiker on a ridge at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Monday. First responders extracted the hiker via an air rescue vest with a short-haul line and airlifted him to Wailua Houselots Park.

The hiker refused medical treatment and was later picked up via private vehicle.

Firefighters left the scene at approximately 9:10 a.m.

  1. IQ Test December 9, 2020 7:53 am Reply

    What goes up must, must come down…!
    Mount Kilimanjaro’s not above Kapaa Town
    Don’t end your day hike in a frown
    Fire Rescue will call out their Dog “Hound”

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