Kauai News

Deceased Hiker Identified

Posted July 15, 2020, 6:35 PM HST

The 41-year-old Kapa‘a man who died last month while hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Nāpali Coast has been identified as Andrew Jardine. 

According to a police report, dispatch received a call that a man had collapsed on the trail around 7:40 a.m. on June 28 about 200 yards from Kē‘ē Beach.

Kaua‘i firefighters from Station 1 hiked in to find the man unresponsive. They conducted high performance CPR and other advanced resuscitation efforts. Medic 22 and Rescue 3 arrived on scene soon thereafter to assist, but efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. 

An autopsy was conducted and a preliminary report indicated no signs of foul play and no physical injuries.