Injured hiker rescued in Koke‘e Thursday

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.

  1. Rev Dr Malama May 23, 2021 4:36 pm Reply

    There used to be steps in the trail with timbers held in place by rebar.
    Dlnr has failed to the maintain and continues to mismanage our NATURAL resources…. local and visitor injuries are becoming more precise to the dangers of all trails and waterways. Lack of signs and poor roads are the norm in and around the Napali, Kokee Parks….
    We Kupuna who were raised to love and respect the Aina see dlnr as mostly bullies driving around in 60,000 dollar trucks with gun, looking for an easy target to blink out fines from.

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