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Firefighters rescue five hikers above Sea Life Park

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:11 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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Kuokoa wrote:
Idiots! What are doing up there if you don't know where to go!
on July 9,2012 | 08:50PM
LittleEarl_01 wrote:
When is the State going to start charging idiots for rescue?
on July 10,2012 | 04:06AM
olos73 wrote:
Totally agree. Too many rescues in the past couple weeks. I'd rather the firefighters be available for fires, accidents, water rescues, etc. Firefighters also risking their lives to rescue these "LOST" hikers. Last week, 3 firefighters had to hike 10 miles each way to rescue the adult and 3 teens that were planning on spending the week in the mountains. They only lasted ONE DAY.
on July 10,2012 | 09:59AM
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