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90 Hikers Stranded at Napali Coast on Kauaʻi

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By Maui Now Staff

An estimated 90 hikers or more were stranded at Hanakāpīʻai Stream (on the hike commonly known as ‘Napali Coast’) on Kauaʻi due to rising stream levels, which made the crossing treacherous, county officials said.

Rescuers aboard the Kauaʻi Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter were able to fly 23 people out to safety before darkness set in on Sunday, but the remaining 60-70 hikers spent the night in the valley along with two rescue specialists, according to information released this morning by county authorities.

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Kauaʻi officials say the rescue efforts continue this morning with another rescue team preparing to fly to Hanakāpīʻai this morning to assist in completing the rescue effort.

No injuries were reported.

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