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Firefighters rescue five hikers above Sea Life Park

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:11 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2012

Firefighters rescued five people who lost their way while hiking  along in the Koolau Mountain Range above Sea Life Park Monday afternoon.

Seven hikers contacted the Honolulu Fire Department about 4:30 p.m. saying they were confused about which direction to take after they reached an intersection of three different trails along the Koolau Ridge near Makapuu Lookout, said Capt. Terry Seelig, HFD spokesman.

Two of the hikers decided they knew the way out and successfully navigated their way back to ground level. The five others were aided by firefighters and an HFD helicopter which lifted them to a landing zone at Pope Elementary School via a rescue net, Seelig said.

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