Kauai firefighters rescue 2 kayakers from Hanalei River

  • Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Metered Site
  • Published: 05/14/2024 09:35 PM

Kauai firefighters on Monday afternoon rescued two kayakers from the Hanalei River who had lost their kayak amidst rising waters. First responders got a call at about 3:45 p.m. Monday and responded with personnel from the Hanalei Fire Station and Ocean Safety Bureau. Responders found the kayakers, who were visiting from Tennessee, clinging to vegetation about three-quarters of a mile upriver of the Hanalei Bridge. The kayakers were rescued from the bank and transported to medics with American Medical Response for further evaluation and treatment. No injuries were reported. “We are grateful for the quick response from our first responders in rescuing these two visitors,” said Kauai Fire Department Chief Michael Gibson in a news release.


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