KFD rescues 30-year-old visitor from Kalalau Beach

KALALAU – First responders rescued an injured 30-year-old California visitor from Kalalau Beach on Sunday.

According to a preliminary report, first responders received a report at approximately 2:10 p.m. of an injured male at Kalalau Beach.

Crews with the Kaua‘i Fire Department Hanalei Fire Station 1, Rescue 3 aboard Air 1, and American Medical Response responded to the incident.

First responders arrived on scene around 4:15 p.m. and discovered a male hiker with a leg and other injuries at Kalalau Beach. Rescue 3 loaded the injured hiker and his partner aboard Air 1 and transported them to Princeville Airport.

Responding medics with American Medical Response continued treatment on the hiker and transported him to Wilcox Hospital in stable condition.

The scene was cleared at approximately 4:40 p.m.

4 Comments
  1. kelly September 28, 2021 6:32 am Reply

    We need to charge these folks for this medical service…. I don’t want to pay for their poor choices.


    1. Nancy Jordan September 29, 2021 7:25 am Reply

      How do you know it was a poor choice that caused the injury? Did I miss something in the report? I agree that if someone did something really stupid, or was behaving in a reckless manner, then there should be a financial penalty. But accidents do happen unexpectedly and are just that, accidents.


    2. Doug September 29, 2021 10:03 am Reply

      No worries Kelly, the County just passed the 3% TAT. Since the TAT that the state took from us was valued at around 2.2%, we should have extra money to pay for their poor choices for a while.


  2. Nancy Jordan September 29, 2021 7:25 am Reply

    How do you know it was a poor choice that caused the injury? Did I miss something in the report? I agree that if someone did something really stupid, or was behaving in a reckless manner, then there should be a financial penalty. But accidents do happen unexpectedly and are just that, accidents.


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