POSTED: 7:59 p.m. HST, Jan 1, 2012
Fire crews rescued an injured hiker from the back of Kahana Valley today.
The hiker slipped and hurt his leg and was unable to walk out, a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman said.
Fire rescue crews responding to the call at 3:30 p.m. rappelled and hiked to the scene and brought the injured man, in his 50s, to a helicopter landing zone.
He was airlifted to a park, then transfered to a city ambulance crew, the spokesman said.