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Hiker rescued in Wailua on Tuesday

WAILUA — First responders rescued a 35-year-old female on the Sleeping Giant Trail earlier this week.

According to a preliminary report, first responders received a call from Kaua‘i Police Department dispatch at approximately 10:20 a.m. of a 35-year-old hiker who slipped and fell 30 feet off a Sleeping Giant trail in Wailua.

Crews with the Kaua‘i Fire Department Kapa‘a fire station, Lihu‘e rescue specialists, rescue helicopter and battalion chief responded to the incident.

At 10:30 a.m., firefighters arrived on scene and made contact with the hiker’s father via cell. About one mile into the trail, two firefighters located the hiker with her father and brother. The hiker displayed signs of a concussion after slipping and falling off the trail onto a ledge.

At 11:20 a.m., rescue specialists aboard Air 1 located the party, retrieved the hiker off the ledge and transported her to a landing zone at Wailua Houselots Park.

The hiker was treated by personnel with American Medical Response and later transported to Wilcox Medical Center. Her condition was not divulged by county personnel.
Source: The Garden Island

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