Calif. woman airlifted from Uluwehi Falls

Fire officials: Woman was having a seizure at pond below falls

Published  10:51 AM HST Jan 03, 2013
WAILUA, Hawaii -

Firefighters responded to a call of a female hiker in distress Wednesday afternoon near Uluwehi Falls in Wailua, according to the Kauai Fire Department.

Kauai Police Dispatch was notified of the incident at about 4:45 p.m. when a 52-year-old California woman began having a seizure at the pond below the falls.

Fire personnel responded to Wailua Marina and were transported via a private boat up the Wailua River.  They then hiked up the falls to locate the woman and safely loaded her into a stokes litter.

Rescue personnel aboard a fire helicopter then airlifted the woman to a nearby landing zone where awaiting medics transported her to Wilcox Hospital.

Her current condition is unknown.

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