HFD rescues 3 lost hikers from Waimano Ridge Trail – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-08 15:47:49 –

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Honolulu (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department rescued three hikers from the Waimano Ridge Trail on Monday. The third hiker, who was looking for them, also found them and lost their way.

The 9-1-1 call occurred around 7:22 pm on June 7. Five HFD units, including 16 personnel, responded to the call.

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According to HFD, the first two hikers were identified as an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man. The third hiker was identified as an adult male who was part of the family.

A GPS tracker from one of the hiker’s cell phones placed the group about a mile away from the trailhead.

HFD rescue specialists walked into the trail and air support was used to assist in search operations. After finding the three hikers and determining that they were not injured, the hikers were escorted to the trailhead at 9:05 pm.

The Honolulu Fire Department is calling on citizens to hike safely. In an emergency, mobile phones are a lifesaver. Hikers need to make sure the battery is fully charged before hiking. In addition, getting a late start increases your chances of getting lost in the dark. Hikers are advised to know and adhere to their turnaround time.

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