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Honolulu rescue crews aid 4 hikers in separate cases

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:42 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2013


Fire rescue personnel came to the aid of four hikers in separate instances Sunday.

Rescuers were called to the Manana Trail near Pacific Palisades at about 9:15 a.m. to help a 52-year-old man who had slipped on a root and injured his knee, Capt. Carlton Yamada, Fire Department spokesman, said. The man was flown from the trail and taken to a hospital.

A woman in her 60s was flown from Diamond Head Summit Trail at about 11:15 a.m. after becoming dehydrated during a hike. The woman, a visitor from Japan, just wasn’t prepared for the hike, Yamada said.

About three hours later, another woman, this one in her 50s, suffered heat exhaustion while hiking up the trail. A fire helicopter brought her down to a nearby park.

Shortly after noon, firefighters were called to Palolo Valley, where a male hiker had hurt his ankle when he slipped down a 20-foot embankment. Rescuers flew him from the trail in the early afternoon.







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2NDC wrote:
Ankle injuries? I wonder if these men were wearing suitable hiking gear.
on August 25,2013 | 10:38PM
KKawa wrote:
One was really thirsty? One was super hot? With the proliferation of cell phones, these number of rescue calls will go up and up. Should this be just like police, other public services? Don't have an answer.
on August 26,2013 | 07:36AM
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