Hiker dies at Waipo‘o Falls on Kaua‘i
Kaua‘i police have identified a 66-year-old man who died Sept. 22 at Waipo‘o Falls in Kōkeʻe as Mark Debarr of California.
First responders received a report shortly after 10 a.m. Friday of a man falling off Waipo‘o Falls Trail. The hiker apparently fell off the trail and was located about 120 feet below Waipo‘o Falls.
Personnel with the Kaua‘i Police Department and Kaua‘i Fire Department, including firefighters with the Waimea fire station, Air 1, Rescue 3, and the on-duty battalion chief, assisted in recovering the Debarr.
Foul play is not suspected and an autopsy is pending.
Volunteers with Life’s Bridges, a grief counseling service, and (VASK), a nonprofit that provides emergency needs for visitors, are assisting the victim’s family.