NC Man Dies After Collapsing During Hike

Kauai Fire Department officials say a 65-year-old visitor from North Carolina died after collapsing atop a small mountain he climbed over the weekend.

The man hiked Mt. Nonou with his son and daughter-in-law on Sunday.

He sat down at a picnic table after reaching the top of the 1,200 foot peak. He collapsed when he got up to take a picture.

Authorities didn't release the man's name or hometown.

The department said Monday the man's son administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The daughter-in-law ran down the trail to call for help.

Firefighters responded by helicopter and by climbing the mountain. The man was taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.


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  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 23, 2010 at 04:05 AM
    Hopefully he is united in heaven with God. We should all be prepared to meet our maker when God calls us home. I'm sure he died doing what he loves doing.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Mar 23, 2010 at 03:06 AM
    Sorry for your loss. But you know we all must watch what we do and at 65 thing are not like they were when you were 20. Maybe this man was the picture of health--but we ust think about the stress we put on our own bodies.
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