Four men safe after being airlifted from Waimea Canyon

KOKEE, Kauai (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four men were reported uninjured after they were airlifted from Waimea Canyon Sunday.

According to authorities, rescue specialists airlifted the two 18 year-olds and two 20 year-olds from the Poomau Canyon Lookout Trail. Their parents had reported them missing Saturday afternoon when they failed to return home and could not be reached.

The four had told family members Friday afternoon that were going to Kokee for a day hike.

Kauai Police found their vehicle near mile marker 9 on Kokee Road. The Kauai Fire Department and state Department of Land and Natural Resources joined police to assist in a ground and air search.

The four were located at 7 p.m. Saturday, but crews could not airlift them out because of darkness. Rescuers dropped down a supply kit with food, water and blankets and told the men they would return Sunday morning.

The men were airlifted out at 6 a.m. Police said they were in good health and spirits and did not require medical treatment.

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