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2 Hikers Rescued From Kalalau Valley

Posted October 6, 2020, 3:26 PM HST

Two hikers rescued from Kalalau Valley on Monday morning required medical attention.

At approximately 9 a.m., Kaua‘i Fire Department received a call of an injured hiker who burned his food and was unable to walk. Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 located the injured 23-year-old male hiker. Upon arrival, a 44-year-old female hiker also requested medical attention. The female hiker complained of soreness to her right foot.

The hikers were airlifted and later dropped off at Princeville Airport to awaiting medical personnel and firefighters from the Hanalei fire station. The female hiker was assessed and released by American Medical Response personnel; the male hiker was transported to Wilcox Medical Hospital for further treatment.

The scene was cleared at approximately 10:40 a.m.