Kaua‘i firefighters rescue three on Monday
The Kaua‘i Fire Department rescued two hikers and a Kaua‘i resident during multiple incidents on Monday.
The first incident involved two visitors from California who were rescued from Waimea Valley on the West Side of Kaua‘i, while the second involved an ‘Ele‘ele resident rescued from heavy machinery in Moloa‘a on the North Shore.
Kaua‘i Fire Department personnel received the first report at approximately 7:40 a.m. of two hikers in Waimea Valley unable to hike out due to high river levels, according to a preliminary report.
Rescuers aboard a helicopter arrived on the scene and located the two hikers near a landing zone by the Waimea River. The hikers were then dropped off at the Kukui Trailhead near Waimea Canyon Drive.
First responders received the second incident report shortly before 12:15 p.m. in Moloa‘a.
Personnel with the Hanalei and Līhu‘e fire stations, Rescue 3, the on-duty Battalion Chief, and American Medical Response responded to the incident.
First responders arrived on the scene shortly after 12:30 p.m. and discovered a 53-year-old male, involved in a non-traffic crash on private property, under the care of American Medical Response personnel. According to preliminary reports, the male sustained injuries after the crane he was secured to rolled down a hill.
American Medical Response personnel continued treatment of the crane operator while en route to Wilcox Medical Center in serious but stable condition.