Kauai News

59-Year-Old Man Airlifted Off Kalepa Ridge Trail

Posted January 9, 2022, 3:43 PM HST

A Kauaʻi man was airlifted off Kalepa Ridge Trail Līhu‘e after reportedly having difficulty breathing on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Kauaʻi Fire Department responded to the incident at approximately 12:45 p.m. According to KFD, bystanders at the scene told first responders the 59-year-old became unresponsive, and they began administering CPR.

Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 were dispatched to the scene where they found the man, who had regained consciousness, lying on the ground.

Rescuers airlifted the man using a stokes litter and he was short-hauled to a nearby landing zone at Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

Awaiting Kapa‘a firefighters and AMR medics provided additional support, and the man was transported to Wilcox Medical Center in serious condition for further treatment.