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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rescuers airlift injured hiker from valley's Kalalau Trail

Advertiser Staff

Kaua'i County fire rescue personnel airlifted an injured hiker out of Hanakoa Valley on the island's north shore Sunday evening.

The hiker, a 29-year-old Kalaheo man, was with a friend on the Kalalau Trail when he was injured.

The man was flown to Princeville Airport about 5:31 p.m., and paramedics then drove him to Wilcox Hospital.