POSTED: 12:56 p.m. HST, Jul 8, 2012
Honolulu firefighters rescued a lost hiker in the Koolau Mountain Range late this morning after nearly a day of searching for him near Sacred Falls.
The man of unknown age set off Friday on the Pupukea Trail and spent the night near the summit, Honolulu fire Capt. Robert Main said.
He called for help around 12:45 p.m. yesterday after he became disoriented in the heavy clouds, Main said. The search was called off at nightfall and resumed this morning.
Main said firefighters hiked for two hours today to reach the man's location because heavy clouds in the area made a helicopter landing unsafe.
The hiker was located uninjured around 11 a.m., Main said.