KOKE‘E — First responders rescued a 39-year-old female hiker from Utah on the Waipo‘o Falls Trail in Koke‘e Thursday. The hiker suffered a leg injury.
Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters were notified at approximately 11:15 a.m. of a hiker in distress. According to a preliminary report, first responders arrived on the scene at 12:30 p.m. at the Waipo‘o Falls Trail parking lot and located the injured hiker on the trail at 12:45 p.m. Firefighters from the Waimea fire station and Lihu‘e rescue specialists tended to the hiker, loaded her onto a litter and wheel, and escorted her out of the trail.
Responding medics with American Medical Response provided advanced life support and continued aid efforts on the hiker while in transport to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waimea.
First responders cleared the scene at approximately 2 p.m.