Kayaker airlifted from Moku Nui Island after becoming ill while paddling out

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu
  • Published: 09/16/2021 12:29 AM

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) rescued a 23-year-old kayaker after she became ill as she paddled out to Moku Nui Island off Lanikai Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 15. HFD said a 911 call came in at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday to report the kayaker in distress after she arrived on Moku Nui Island. Download the KHON2 app for iOS or Android to stay informed of Hawaii’s breaking news According to HFD, the 23-year-old was paddling out with a male companion and became ill. HFD said, the woman was not able to make the return trip back to Lanikai Beach and called HFD Dispatch. HFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter responded and firefighters first arrived at 5:22 p.m. to establish command and set up a landing zone at Lanikai Community Park.


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