Video of hikers rescued on KauaiUPDATED 6:45 PM HST Apr 07, 2014Video Transcript
to the occasion to save stranded hikers. Good evening, I'm Yunji de Nies. And I'm Kenny Choi in for Paula Akana. The massive 2-day effort to rescue more than 100 hikers on Kauai ended today. But it wasn't without DRAMA. Look at this NEW video of one hiker trying to cross the Hanakapi'ai Stream yesterday when it started to rise rapidly. You can hear SCARED onlookers who thought he wouldn't make it. KALALAU HIKER- RESCUE.mov - NATS- "01:49 - 01:53 "GRAB IT GRAB IT.. .. " PHONER- BARRY FIRTH - 18:07:27 "HE PROBABLY DIDN'T REALIZE HOW STRONG THE RIVER COULD BE STRONG CURRENTS. IT WAS FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH," ANYSTREAM - KALALAU HKER, FATHER INTERVIEW 03:34 "THANK YOU GUYS WE OWE YOU.. THANK YOU .." 03:39 For this father and son.. They came close to losing each other. The 12 year old boy Zach got swept away by the stream.. But The 12 year old boy Zach got swept away by the stream.. But somehow managed to cling onto a ledge... 02:10 "I GOT THERE TO FIND HIM ACROSS THE RIVER BY GRACE OF GOD.. AMAZING TO GET TO LEDGE PULLED HIMSELF UP SITTING THERE SO BRAVE HAD TO STAY 4 5 AND A HALF HOURS," Somehow, the boy only suffered minor injuries-mostly scrapes on his body. Rescue crews flew 98 people to safety during a four hour operation this morning ... In addtition to the 23 people yesterday before it became too dark. Amazingly.. No injuries have been reported.