Injured hiker rescued on Hanakāpī‘ai Trail Saturday

Published on February 11, 2024

Kauai Fire Department News Release

HĀ‘ENA — First responders rescued a 63-year-old Florida woman on the Hanakāpī‘ai Trail in Hā‘ena on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a 63-year-old female who sustained injuries from a fall on the Hanakāpī‘ai Trail at approximately 2:20 p.m. on Saturday.  

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

According to a preliminary report, first responders found the hiker at approximately 2:50 p.m. The hiker fell 20 feet and sustained head injuries. Upon arrival, first responders loaded the hiker onto Air 1 and transported her to the Princeville Airport to awaiting AMR and KFD personnel.

AMR personnel continued treatment of the hiker before transporting her to Wilcox Medical Center.  

The scene was cleared at approximately 4 p.m.  



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