Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-24 01:30:00 –
A 36-year-old woman was airlifted from the trail after being injured during a hike later this afternoon on the “Stairs to Hell” trail in Kaneohe.
The Honolulu Fire Department said in a news release that a woman had injured her right ankle.
Four HFD units were dispatched shortly after the 911 call at 4:39 pm, the first arriving at Kaneohe District Park, where they secured a landing zone.
The HFD rescue unit contacted the caller who was hiking with the woman.
Rescue workers flew to the hiker’s location on the Air 3 and landed nearby.
She was loaded onto a helicopter and taken to the landing zone.
The woman was transferred to emergency medical service care at 5:28 pm
According to an online post about The Hiking HI, Stairway to Hell is “an old, sketchy, abandoned set of stairs that doesn’t lead downhill anywhere.” The poster rated the 12-mile hike as advanced and stated that it took more than eight hours and increased altitude by 1,800 feet.
To get there, the poster says you have to cross the Kuhlau Summit Trail.
HFD provided these safety tips:
>> Look at the time. If you start late, you are more likely to get caught up in the dark. Know how long it will take, stick to it, and give yourself enough time to get back.
If you get caught in the dark, leave it alone unless you are familiar with the trail and have a flashlight.
>> Know your physical fitness and limits. Choose a trail that you can enjoy safely.
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