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Kauai Firefighters Airlift Injured Man From Queen’s Bath

Kauai Firefighters Airlift Injured Man From Queen’s Bath

Kauai firefighters airlifted an injured 57-year-old Florida man from Queen’s Bath in Princeville on Friday, May 6th, 2022, reports the County of Kauai.

First responders were notified around 4:30 p.m. of a man who reportedly fell and injured his ankle at Queen’s Bath. Hanalei firefighters arrived on scene and hiked to the man’s location, where they found him sitting on the rocks near the water. They splinted his ankle while Rescue 3 personnel aboard Air 1 were dispatched to the scene.

Once on scene, rescuers airlifted the man to a nearby landing zone where awaiting AMR medics provided additional support and treatment.

The access gate to Queen’s Bath has been closed to the public since October 2021 for the high surf winter season. The gate remains closed until further notice. Unfortunately, it is very easy to go around the fence and gate and Queen’s Bath sees a steady stream of visitors daily.

Queen’s Bath is a notoriously dangerous location on Kauai. Numerous injuries and fatalities have occurred at Queen’s Bath, including a 23-year-old woman from California who was swept off the rocks by powerful waves in December 2018 and drowned. The area is especially dangerous in winter months but dangerous waves can happen at any time of the year at Queen’s Bath.

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