10 people stranded

KEE — A rain-swollen Hanakapiai Stream stranded 10 hikers overnight late Monday afternoon on the Kalalau Trail.

Hikers gather by the Hanakapiai stream. Heavy rains cause the stream to rise making crossing impossible.

Hikers gather by the Hanakapiai stream. Heavy rains cause the stream to rise making crossing impossible.

County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said the Kauai Fire Department reported about 10 individuals were stranded on the far side of Hanakapiai Stream around 4 p.m. on Monday.  Ocean Safety personnel made contact with the group and provided them with food and water to remain overnight, since weather conditions did not allow for a rescue.

“There are no reported injuries,” Blane said. “At this time, they will be sheltering in place until the water recedes or additional assistance is needed.”  Parents of two of the hikers alerted lifeguards early Monday afternoon that Ryan and Chris Underhill, ages 23 and 25, hadn’t returned from an overnight hike and were several hours late.

This story was reported by Tom LaVenture for “The Garden Island”.  Read the rest of his story here: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/campers-stranded-by-swollen-stream/article_735a769a-8a6f-11e4-8439-bf53f005af38.html

 

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  1. Cristiane
    October 23, 07:31 Cristiane

    David MoskowitzJeff: Regarding tracking on Kauai, uelsns you want to track feral chickens, the most interesting wildlife is along the water, so hit the beaches early in the morning and see what sort of intertidal life has been out and about. Also a variety of shore birds and (unfortunately) feral cats! I think Montana and Arkansas are better bets for wildlife tracking but Kauai has them both beat hands down for sunsets over the ocean! 😉

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