4 res­cued on North Shore in 3 sep­a­rate in­ci­dents

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL - ——— Star-Ad­ver­tiser staff

Fire­fight­ers and life­guards res­cued four peo­ple in three sep­a­rate res­cue calls Thurs­day on the North Shore.

Just be­fore 12:30 p.m., Hanalei fire­fight­ers were dis­patched to Princeville af­ter a fe­male hiker fell off a cliff on a trail to Tur­tle Cove. They found the woman, 24, con­scious and ly­ing on rocks about 80 feet be­low. She was air­lifted to a nearby land­ing zone, where medics trans­ported her to Wil­cox Hospi­tal.

About the same time, life­guards on wa­ter­craft res­cued a Min­nesota man who was in trou­ble about 700 yards off Anini Beach. Af­ter they got him ashore, they went back out and res­cued two swim­mers caught in a rip cur­rent.

It turned out that the swim­mers were try­ing to res­cue the ini­tial vic­tim us­ing a boo­gie board and a res­cue tube. They were brought back to shore and re­fused fur­ther treat­ment.

The Kauai Fire Depart­ment has rec­om­mended against any swim­ming or snor­kel­ing along the North Shore while the surf is high.

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