Injured hiker, 51, rescued on Nounou East Trail

WAILUA — First responders rescued a 51-year-old Oregon female with a leg injury on the Nounou East Trail, also known as the Sleeping Giant Trail, in Wailua on Friday.

Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel with the Kapa‘a fire station, Lihu‘e rescue specialists, the rescue helicopter and American Medical Response responded to the incident, after notification at 9:45 a.m.

According to a preliminary report, first responders received a call of an injured hiker on the Nounou East Trail and made contact with the hiker at 10:20 a.m.

Upon arrival, first responders stabilized the hiker’s leg using a splint, secured her via air rescue vest, and used a short-haul to load and transport her via the county emergency helicopter to awaiting firefighters and AMR personnel at Wailua Houselots Park. AMR personnel continued treatment on the hiker before transporting her to Wilcox Medical Center.

  1. Wailua Larry February 27, 2022 9:45 am Reply

    I hope that the county would bill these foolish tourists for all the rescues!..they are doing things they never do where they are from…hiking after the rains for one..Lolos..

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