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Hiker airlifted off Koko Crater trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:45 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2012

A man in his 50s was airlifted off the Koko Crater trail Saturday morning after he apparently fainted while trying to hike the notoriously steep path.

Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel transferred the man to Emergency Medical Services, which took him to a local hospital in stable condition.

The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m.

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Manapua_Man wrote:
on July 29,2012 | 08:21AM
edster48 wrote:
This is stupid, people don't know their limits, the trail isn't maintained and is dangerous in some places. The liability issues alone should be cause for closing this trail, not to mention taxpayer dollars spent to save people from their own actions. I live nearby and someone is rescued via helicopter almost weekly, idiots. Close the trail before somebody is hurt badly, and sues the state, C&C for more of our tax dollars.
on July 29,2012 | 08:47AM
olos73 wrote:
I agree with you, but the State, and C&C will say, "But the trail is popular with the tourists, and they bring money into our economy." I guess that money is enough to pay for all these hiking mishaps. They haven't been sued enough yet. When they are, then they MIGHT reconsider. But, by then will be too late.
on July 29,2012 | 09:20AM
Threem wrote:
They (City & County) should CHARGE these idiots who needs rescue. Maybe then after they receive their bill for the rescue helicopter, fire engines and ambulance they would think twice about exceeding their limits. That "trail" should be closed down before there is a major injury or death, and the City & County taxpayers pay out a ridiculous settlement.
on July 29,2012 | 09:15AM
allie wrote:
make people who hike here sign a waiver
on July 29,2012 | 02:06PM
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