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KAPA‘A — A 53-year-old hiker was rescued Tuesday afternoon near Ho‘opi‘i Falls, according to officials.
Personnel with the Kaua‘i Fire Department Kaiakea station, Lihu‘e rescue specialists, the county emergency helicopter and American Medical Response rescued the Utah hiker.
According to preliminary reports, around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, first responders received a call of an injured hiker who sustained leg injuries after jumping off a rope swing near Ho‘opi‘i Falls.
Responders arrived around 1:10 p.m. and found the injured female hiker. The hiker was later loaded into a Stokes litter, wheeled and moved to the center of the steam, where she was extracted via Air 1 and transported to a landing zone. AMR then treated the hiker while on transport to the Wilcox Medical Center emergency room.
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