Kauai News

Visitor Rescued From Waipo‘o Falls

Posted May 21, 2021, 12:29 PM HST

First responders rescued a 39-year-old female hiker from Utah on the Waipo‘o Falls trail in Kōke‘e on Thursday, May 20.

The hiker suffered a leg injury.

Firefighters were notified at approximately 11:15 a.m. of a hiker in distress on Thursday, May 20. According to a preliminary report, first responders arrived on the scene at 12:30 p.m. at the Waipo‘o Falls trail parking lot and located the injured hiker on the trail at 12:45 p.m. Firefighters from the Waimea Fire Station and Rescue 3 tended to the hiker, loaded her onto a litter and wheel, and escorted her out of the trail.

Responding medics with American Medical Response provided advanced life support and continued efforts on the hiker while in transport to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.

First responders cleared the scene at approximately 2 p.m.