Visitor from Germany dies while hiking on Kalalau Trail

A 61-year-old visitor from Germany died while hiking on the Kalalau Trail Friday.

Kauai County officials say the man was hiking with a group of friends when he started feeling tired and collapsed on the trail near the 8-mile marker.

A pilot with a helicopter tour company saw what happened and radioed the incident into the Lihue Airport air traffic control tower who then notified police.

Fire rescue crews were dispatched at about 5:30 p.m. and airlifted the man to the Princeville Airport where he was pronounced dead.

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