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Crews aid 2 stricken hunters on Lanai

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:12 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2013

Maui fire rescue personnel airlifted two hunters in distress from the Mahana area of Lanai Saturday afternoon.

The two men, ages 57 and 63, were part of a hunting party that had hiked to an area above Shipwreck Beach.

According to a Maui Fire Department report, the 57-year-old man injured his back and the 63-year-old man was suffering from fatigue.

A rescue crew located the men and airlifted them to a landing zone. The 57-year-old man was then transported by paramedics to Lanai General Hospital.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
Once again it is reckless and irresponsible to hike unprepared and beyond your capability. It is unacceptable that the 63 year old endangered the lives of rescue personnel simply because he was tired. He needs to be named and held responsible for half the cost of this rescue. Rescue personnel are in place to help those that truly need it like the 57 year old in this instance.
on September 15,2013 | 06:54AM
eoe wrote:
Maybe he tired himself out trying to carry out the other guy? Did that occur to you, Mr. Judgement?
on September 15,2013 | 10:27AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
That is not what happened. You need to read the other news sources before making false speculation. Why the name calling and why do you not also read other news sources?
on September 15,2013 | 10:38AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Leave the hunting to the ones who can handle.
on September 15,2013 | 07:47AM
2NDC wrote:
See the wonderful products the SOH "Hunter Education Program" is producing? The program began tanking when the current program coordinator "Orlando Oxiles" took over. He got rid of the long time "good" instructors and brought on a bunch of inexperienced and "green" volunteer instructors, many of which never hunted in their entire life! It's like the "blind leading the blind" there. Poorly run program, and unlike just about all of the other U.S. States, no "hands on" firearms safety training, yet completion of the course qualifies an individual to purchase a handgun. Eff'n priceless! :-O
on September 15,2013 | 08:41AM
SteveToo wrote:
i was one of the first Hunter Safety Instructors when the program first began. All of us were hunters and we had a damm good program back then.
on September 15,2013 | 04:38PM
2NDC wrote:
Yup. I took the class when Wendell Kam was running the program. Top notch program until Wendell retired and "Ox" took over. I did firearms training for graduates of the program. They tell me that folks are actually sleeping during the class, yet manage to "pass" the written exam because some to the instructors would walk around during the test and give them the answers. so much for "integrity " in the program. It's a joke at best..... :-(
on September 15,2013 | 08:21PM
SteveToo wrote:
I neva get one chopper ride when I broke my ankle at 3 Stones on Lana`i. I got rescued in a Boston Whaler and man that choppy ride HURT.
on September 15,2013 | 04:36PM
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