Visitor injured at Honopu Beach on Kauai

A 35-year-old woman from Boulder, Col. sustained a serious injury yesterday evening on the Na Pali Coast on the northwest side of Kauai.

She was airlifted out of the area.

The woman had been swimming in the shore break at Honopu Beach at approximately 5:45 p.m. when she reportedly injured her spine.

A tour boat operator notified the Coast Guard about the incident, and in turn, contacted police dispatch.

Upon their arrival, the rescue specialists found the woman being tended to by her husband.

The rescuers treated the woman using C-spine precautions, and then flew her and her husband to Princeville Airport.

Awaiting medics then transported the woman to Wilcox Hospital.

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