Kauai News

Injured Hiker Rescued on Nounou East Trail Friday

Posted February 26, 2022, 9:47 AM HST

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

The county stated in a press release Saturday, Feb. 26 that firefighters were notified of the first report of a 51-year-old female with a leg injury on the Sleeping Giant Trail at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Personnel with the Kapa‘a fire station, Rescue 3, Air 1, and American Medical Response responded to the incident.

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 Air 1 to awaiting firefighters and AMR personnel at a landing zone at Wailua Houselots Park.

AMR personnel continued treatment on the hiker before transporting her to a local hospital.

The scene was cleared at approximately 11 a.m.