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Seven hikers rescued from Iao Valley ridge

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:16 a.m. HST, Sep 03, 2012

Maui crews rescued seven hikers stranded on a ridge in Iao Valley Sunday morning, county officials said.

Seven men, ranging from 26 to 69 years old, called for help just after 4 a.m. Saturday, a Fire Department spokesman said. The hikers told rescue crews that a 69-year-old member of the group complained of possible leg and rib injuries. 

Rain, strong winds and heavy cloud cover delayed helicopter rescue operations until about 9:30 a.m.

The Fire Department helicopter airlifted the men off the ridge at an elevation of about 2,000 feet and brought them to the Iao Valley parking lot by 11:30 a.m.

None of the men required medical attention.

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olos73 wrote:
La di da, was wondering when another rescue was going to happen. How much $$$ spent on this one?
on September 2,2012 | 12:37PM
soundofreason wrote:
".....injuries, but a 69-year-old member of the group complained of possible leg and rib injuries.">> Gee, who knew? And who pays?
on September 2,2012 | 01:14PM
SteveToo wrote:
Did they get a fine for tresspassing?
on September 2,2012 | 03:02PM
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