Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023 |
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LIHU‘E — First responders conducted air rescues in the Kalalau and Koke‘e areas Wednesday.
Firefighters were notified of the first report of two hikers in distress in the vicinity of Kalalau at approximately 7:20 a.m.
Kaua‘i Fire Department rescue specialists aboard the county emergency-response helicopter arrived at Kalalau Beach at 9:30 a.m. and found two hikers, one with a possible back injury. The party was transported to Princeville Airport and was met by firefighters and American Medical Response personnel. After receiving medical assessments by AMR personnel, the hikers refused medical treatment.
At approximately 10:40 a.m., while conducting trail maintenance, crews with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife notified first responders of a hiker with a possible knee injury on the Alaka‘i Swamp Trail in Koke‘e.
Rescue specialists aboard the helicopter spotted the hiker on the trail at approximately 12:10 p.m. First responders utilized a short-haul, secured the hiker, and flew him to a landing zone in Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke‘e. Responding medics with AMR provided advanced life support and later released the hiker, who sought medical care via private vehicle.
At approximately 2 p.m., first responders were notified of a hiker with a possible head injury in the Kalalau area.
Again, KFD rescue specialists aboard the helicopter arrived at Kalalau Beach at 3 p.m. and found a hiker with possible injuries after being struck by a wave and landing on her head on the sand. First responders applied a C-collar on the hiker, secured her on Air 1, and flew her to Princeville Airport. Responding medics with AMR provided advanced life support and continued efforts on the hiker while in transport to Wilcox Medical Center.
“Air-rescue missions serve as a reminder of the risks that these situations can place upon our residents, visitors and first responders,” said Kaua‘i Fire Department Deputy Chief Michael Gibson.
“When planning outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, please let others know of your intended destination and return time, remain on marked trails, and stay alert to changes in weather conditions.”
Clearly it is time to make new laws and rules befitting the current hysteria of the Pandemonium.
It is clearly time for a new mandate.
No person should be allowed to leave the Kuhio and Kaumualii highways for any reason other than being a Card Carrying Proof of Residency Tax Payor who has gone to school, work, church, or the local Stab Center. Violation of this Creed, punishable by banishment to the Kuhio and Kaumualii Highways 24 hours a say Litter Patrol, for no less than 12 years or until there is a drop in the spike surge of helicopter rescues all expenses paid by yours truly and you.
The CDC is also demanding wearing of a double canister Carbon Monoxide gas masks with oxygen tank attached to the back. As well, each punishee, besides carrying a 55 gal burlap sack cloth and ashes with tarred feathers, must have an accompanying volunteer carrying a SLOW sign furnished by the Wailua KCCC.
Any punishee found without their mask on between the hours of 1am and 12:30pm will be further banished to a life of guano on French Frigated Shoals, unless they are eating, washing their hands, and keeping their hands 6’ apart to prevent spread , exemptions to short armed people.
When the hiking Pandeminium is over so will the hysteria, until them all food will just have vaccine added for convenience and confidentiality.
Please do not call 411, you’ve had enough information already!
I photographed at least 20 people lined up at a hole in the fence at Wailua falls to go down to the pool. Meanwhile they live their cars parked for hours taking parking places from those who are there to legally view the falls. That parking lot is a black hole when busy already.
So if your out of shape want a free ride out of Kalalau just fake a back injury and then refuse medical treatment after you land in princeville. You will have saved so much time that you can make it to your luau planned for that night.
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