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Lost hikers rescued after dark by Honolulu fire officials – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-06-16 02:36:21 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) rescued two lost hikers after the darkness fell in the Kahana Valley on Tuesday, June 15.

HFD said at 6:17 pm on Tuesday, a 911 call was received to report the missing hiker.

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Firefighters arrived at Trout Farm Road at 6:27 pm and then walked up the trail, according to fire authorities. According to HFD, the 911 Cole pinged the hiker’s location about one-third miles from the Pumana Mana Trailhead.

A ground survey was conducted and voice contact was made with the hiker at 6:53 pm before the rescuer made direct contact. Hikers, a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, started hiking from the Wire Hall Valley area around 8:30 am and lost their way after dusk, officials said.

HFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter inserted a rescue specialist and airlifted hikers individually to the landing zone of Kahana Valley Beach Park by 7:13 pm.

The hiker was not injured and did not require medical attention, HFD officials said.

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