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Firefighters rescue lost hikers on Mauna Loa

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:03 a.m. HST, Nov 25, 2012

Firefighters rescued two hikers Friday night near the summit of Mauna Loa after they became separated from the trail, Hawaii island fire officials said.

A 50-year-old man from Australia and a 29-year-old woman from Germany called for help around 6:45 p.m. Friday. Officials arrived on scene at 8:05 p.m. and found the hikers about 2 miles from the summit of the volcano.

Both hikers were uninjured and did not need medical treatment.

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