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Fire crews aid injured hiker near top of Kuliouou Ridge Trail

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:58 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman in her 20s on the Kuliouou Ridge Trail Saturday afternoon.

Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the woman was hiking near the summit when she slipped and twisted her ankle.

The fire department received the call at about 3:20 p.m.

A fire helicopter flew her to a neighborhood park at 4:30 p.m. She was treated for the minor injury.

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PinkSushi wrote:
Way more people hiking nowadays. In the 1970s, you were lucky to see 1 other person on trails like Kuliouou. Nowadays you see 40.
on January 25,2014 | 08:27PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Most of the East Oahu trails used to be known mainly in their neighborhoods. With the Internet that's not true any more. You kinda gotta go off-route to get the solitude nowadays. The trails I use now, you're more likely to run into a pig than a human. Good thing pigs no can climb trees.
on January 26,2014 | 02:14AM
Anonymous wrote:
...and whoes private property did she and her group have to tresspass on to get to the summit trail?
on January 26,2014 | 08:21AM
all_fed_up wrote:
This is becoming a habit. People going beyond their abilities.
on January 26,2014 | 09:00AM
patk wrote:
No more hiker rescues. Leave it to the individuals to arrange contingency plans before they go hiking. Or tough luck.
on January 26,2014 | 11:16AM
tjpmd1 wrote:
A very beautiful and safe trail except one spot near the top which has exposed ironwood roots and is extremely slippery. I have hiked it many times and always end up slipping on the way up and down in the same place. You really need to crawl.
on January 26,2014 | 11:17AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I've twisted my ankle on more aggressive hikes in the Ko'olau Range and made it back on my own without having to put the lives of firefighters at risk. Geeze sista, man up already...people are not always going to be there for you when you need a lift...
on January 26,2014 | 01:27PM
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