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Hiker airlifted from Koko Head Crater's back side

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:41 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2013

A woman hiker got into trouble on the way down from Koko Head Crater Monday morning and had to be rescued by the firefighters.

The Honolulu Fire Department received her call for help just before 11 a.m., said Fire Capt Terry Seelig.

The hiker, in her late 20s, had climbed up the Koko Head stairs, on the Hawaii Kai side, and the was coming down the back side of Koko Head Crater when she had difficulties about half way down and called for help on her cell phone. Using a helicopter, firefighters lowered a sling to airlift the woman off the ridge just after noon.

The woman suffered minor scrapes and did not need medical attention, Seelig said.

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2NDC wrote:
Expensive helicopter ride. Hope she enjoyed the flight.
on August 19,2013 | 03:59PM
jess wrote:
Probably more than she would have enjoyed tumbling down the backside of Koko Head. Pretty stupid though.
on August 19,2013 | 04:22PM
2NDC wrote:
Yup, pretty stupid. Sure wish more hikers would know their limits so they wouldn't put themselves in situations where they needed to be "rescued" and cost taxpayers money that could be spent elsewhere.
on August 19,2013 | 08:15PM
SteveToo wrote:
That would be KOKO CRATER NOT KOKO HEAD CRATER you b=o=z=o,
on August 19,2013 | 09:00PM
yhls wrote:
Not again.
on August 20,2013 | 05:50AM
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