Kauai News

Hiker rescued from Kalalau Trail on Kaua‘i Sunday

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

The Kauaʻi Fire Department’s helicopter. Photo: Daren Jenner/Kauaʻi Now

County of Kaua‘i firefighters responded to a male hiker in distress Sunday afternoon along the Kalalau Trail.

Shortly before 2 p.m., firefighters were notified of a 40-year-old visitor from Madrid, Spain, who reportedly dislocated his shoulder while hiking along the Kalalau Trail.

Rescue personnel aboard a helicopter were dispatched to the scene and found the man approximately two miles from the trailhead. Rescuers assessed the man’s injuries and assisted him to the Hanakāpī‘ai landing zone. From there, he was airlifted to Princeville Airport on the North Shore of Kaua‘i, where awaiting American Medical Response medics provided further treatment.


Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Kauai Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments