December 3, 2021, 12:18 PM HST
13 kayakers have been rescued Thursday, Dec. 2, on Kauaʻi after getting stranded on Wailua River shut to Uluwehi Falls.
No accidents have been reported.
Kauaʻi Hearth Division have been notified of the stranded kayakers at roughly 5 p.m. The callers said that the river had risen and was impassable. They have been reportedly stranded simply previous the kayak touchdown shut to The prime of the path to Uluwehi Falls.
Rescue 3 aboard Air 1 carried out an preliminary fly over the scene. However, As a Outcome of of space’s circumstances and safety considerations, Kapa‘a firefighters Instead utilized KFD’s rescue boat, Whaler 1, and responded up the river.
On the kayak touchdown, personnel walked in And located the 13 people stranded throughout the river. Hearthfighters shuttled the 13 victims throughout the river using the kayaks at The state of affairs. As quickly as all 13 people have been safely throughout, they used their kayaks and proceeded down the river in the direction of the Wailua Marina whereas Whaler 1 escorted them to safety.
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The scene was cleared shortly after 7 p.m.