- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Three out-of-state visitors were carried to safety after weekend mishaps on Kauai.

A hiker called police Friday night to report an injury to a 57-year-old man from Soquel, California, on a trail in Kalalau Valley, The Garden Island reported (https://bit.ly/1pCP3ha ).

Darkness prevented an immediate rescue, and the injured man and his family spent the night in the valley.

Rescue specialists flew in by rescue helicopter shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday and picked up the man. He was flown to Princeville Airport, where he declined additional assistance and said he would seek medical help on Oahu.

Just before 10 a.m. Saturday, firefighters from Kapaa responded to a report of an injured woman along the Wailua River. The 51-year-old San Diego woman on a kayak tour was hurt when she slid down a 10-foot embankment.

The rescue helicopter lifted the woman to a clearing near a parking lot, and an ambulance transported her to Wilcox Hospital.

On Saturday afternoon, a 51-year-old woman from Tempe, Arizona, fell and injured her ankle while bicycling with her husband along the Kuilau Trail in Wailua Homesteads.

Kapaa firefighters and rescue specialists used a litter with a wheel to carry her out. At the Kuilau Trail parking lot, the couple declined an ambulance service, and the woman’s husband drove her to Wilcox Hospital for treatment.


Information from: The Garden Island, https://thegardenisland.com/

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