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Rescue personnel assist hikers on three Oahu trails

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:49 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2013

Fire rescue personnel were kept busy Monday morning aiding hikers at Maunawili, Diamond Head and in Palolo Valley.

Two of the hikers reported feeling ill and needing assistance.

The first was a woman who called for help after feeling ill at 11 a.m. while on the Maunawili Trail. The department's rescue helicopter was called to airlift her to the Maunawilili Neighborhood Park.

At 11:09 a.m. another hiker requested help on the Diamond Head trail after feeling ill.

Then around the same time a third hiker reported an ankle injury while hiking near the Kaau Crater area and requested help.

Emergency Medical Services said the 46-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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gth wrote:
With all the flash flood warnings recently...why do these dummies still hike!!!!
on October 14,2013 | 04:17PM
SteveToo wrote:
If you want to see waterfalls you go when it's raining. Besides none of these rescues had anything to do w/rain. Oh, I feel bad, maybe I'll take a chopper home. Hiker up and walk out you woose
on October 14,2013 | 04:51PM
Bdpapa wrote:
These are easy hikes, and they want to open Haiku!
on October 14,2013 | 04:37PM
SteveToo wrote:
None of these rescues had anything to do w/hard hikes or the weather. Two whimps who felt ill.
on October 14,2013 | 05:33PM
IAmSane wrote:
Two wimps? LOL do u even lift bro?
on October 14,2013 | 06:21PM
SteveToo wrote:
What does lifting have to do w/hiking?
on October 14,2013 | 08:37PM
samsdad wrote:
That's the 3rd person that got into trouble on the Kaau Crater trail. Why do people continue to go there? I hope the City & County is charging these people with rescue services and are charged with trespassing private property.
on October 14,2013 | 06:39PM
SteveToo wrote:
Samsdad, if you would ever hike there you'd know why people go. It's a great hike w/great views and quite safe if you are careful.
on October 14,2013 | 08:38PM
samsdad wrote:
How safe can it be if one person died and two had to be rescued? And its private property.
on October 14,2013 | 10:06PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
The lady that died was reckless - she leaned over a waterfall at the top to take a picture and slipped. You never do that without being secured by rope...
on October 15,2013 | 07:21AM
SteveToo wrote:
The trail is safe. It's when you go off the trail and get to the edge of a waterfall on slippery wet rocks that it becomes dangerous.
on October 15,2013 | 08:37AM
swimmy808 wrote:
Problem is some people are not as careful as you which is unfortunate, having one apple spoil the rest.
on October 15,2013 | 12:25AM
swimmy808 wrote:
I wish they would charge people who hike the haiku stairs too.
on October 15,2013 | 12:22AM
Oio wrote:
Is it my imagination but is Hawaii going suicidal?? We roll off cliffs, drown, run people over, crash, shoot, stab, strangle, overdose, hit, yell, hate, kill, murder, rape, steal, shoplift, intimidate, extort, money launder, embezzle, what else is left? Run of political office? Something very weird is happening to Hawaii, the least of it is the Aloha Spirit!
on October 14,2013 | 08:18PM
SteveToo wrote:
Don't forget DROWNING.
on October 14,2013 | 08:39PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Seems like people are coming over here to commit suicide, and then they fail, and then our tax dollars go to rescuing them.
on October 15,2013 | 07:49AM
Mythman wrote:
on October 15,2013 | 08:12AM
Bdpapa wrote:
You could say this about anywhere else in the world that have Hawaii's attraction.
on October 15,2013 | 08:58AM
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