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Hikers make for busy morning for Honolulu fire crews

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 09:03 a.m. HST, Apr 21, 2013



Honolulu Fire Department rescue personnel assisted hikers in distress at three separate locations over a two hour span Saturday morning.

The first call came in around 9:45 a.m. at Diamond Head Crater, where a female visitor in her 50s injured her shoulder during a fall. Firefighters located the woman on the trail and attended to her until paramedics arrived.

At 10:20 a.m., firefighters were called to the Manoa Falls Trail to help a lost hiker.

According to HFD spokesman Capt. Gary Lum, the man, who was hiking with his dog, wandered off the trail and was unable to find his way out.

A HFD helicopter crew located the man and airlifted him and his dog to safety.

At 11:37 a.m., firefighters responded to an emergency call for an injured hiker near the summit of the Moanalua Valley Trail, where a male hiker had sustained a head injury from a fall. An HFD helicopter crew located the man and airlifted him to a landing zone on the Kaneohe side of the valley, where he was transferred to the care of paramedics.







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yrusodz wrote:
These people have no business venturing away from city sidewalks, now we tax payers get to pay for their irresponsibility
on April 20,2013 | 08:29PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
This Manoa hiker is reckless and irresponsible. He needs to be named publically and to pay for the cost of the rescue.
on April 20,2013 | 10:03PM
false wrote:
What is it with these people. Lame. Hiked all those trails with college students and except for tree branch falling on one, no one ever fell down a mountain. We hiked Moanalua to the ridge of the Koolau, Kahana valley to water ditch paving at the back, Diamond Head before all the improvements, Poamoho to the ridge cabin without falling over any cliffs or getting lost. We followed pig trails through Kahana to the back. What are these helpless souls doing in the mountains? Is there a suit on the way for the Diamond Head fall and hurt shoulder? Can't responsible for the "body divorcing" us before our time. Participate at your own risk and know your limits.
on April 21,2013 | 08:24AM
allie wrote:
True but tourists dislike the growing filth and danger of Waikiki and want the clean forest lands to justify their very high costs in coming here. People want some authentic, natural experience. Since you people lack an economy out here you should happily rescue any tourists requesting it.
on April 21,2013 | 10:17AM
Toop_Minaki wrote:
allie you poor poor mixed up little boy/girl/? This is a major turn around for you since after watching you for the past 7 months I know that you are always looking to fault someone else for their "incompetence". Whatever is it that prompted your turnaround? Is it that you had been attacked and ripped apart in another thread because you made a series of false and insulting comments and that your false comments were corrected in public and your insulting comments were responded to in kind? Or is this turnabout caused by your lack of job prospects? All of these failures are yours and yours alone, own it. If is only by owning your failures and learning from them that you can improve. Obviously that is the reason for your lack of success in all fields of endeavor. You are an embarrassment to your people and a miserable failure in life but it doesn't have to remain that way. It is ONLY by changing your attitude will you experience any form of success. Remember...if you always do what you've always done...you will always get what you always got.
on April 21,2013 | 07:05PM
Toop_Minaki wrote:
allie you poor poor mixed up little boy/girl/? This is a major turn around for you since after watching you for the past 7 months I know that you are always looking to fault someone else for their "incompetence". Whatever is it that prompted your turnaround? Is it that you had been attacked and ripped apart in another thread because you made a series of false and insulting comments and that your false comments were corrected in public and your insulting comments were responded to in kind? Or is this turnabout caused by your lack of job prospects? All of these failures are yours and yours alone, own it. If is only by owning your failures and learning from them that you can improve. Obviously that is the reason for your lack of success in all fields of endeavor. You are an embarrassment to your people and a miserable failure in life but it doesn't have to remain that way. It is ONLY by changing your attitude will you experience any form of success. Remember...if you always do what you've always done...you will always get what you always got.
on April 21,2013 | 07:05PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Why do we have so many hikers getting into trouble? Don't people know that they need to be in some kind or reasonable physical shape to go hiking and also they need to get a map of the trails so they don't wander off and get lost. Hawaii needs to institute some kind of fees for these kinds of rescue work.
on April 21,2013 | 07:47PM
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