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Hikers stranded on Maui trail by pit bull

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:47 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2014

An aggressive pit bull stranded a group of hikers on the Waihee Ridge Trail above Wailuku on Sunday morning, until emergency crews were able to help them down, Maui police said in a news release.

Police, medics and animal control personnel responded to a call on the trail at about 9:09 a.m.

Medics treated a female hiker for a dog bite and the hikers were escorted down the trail without further incident. 

Animal Control officers captured the pit bull. Police said it's not known who owns the dog.

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HanabataDays wrote:
Nice doggy. Let's see if you can catch rocks.
on June 23,2014 | 08:44AM
KaneoheSJ wrote:
Pit bull probably placed there to guard marijuana plants?
on June 23,2014 | 11:17AM
joeglick wrote:
Good thinking,
on June 24,2014 | 01:50AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Pit bulls should be considered armed and dangerous and shot on sight.
on June 23,2014 | 12:10PM
joeglick wrote:
I'm guessing nobody will claim the animal.
on June 24,2014 | 01:51AM
hikine wrote:
hopefuly those officials are trained in using a taser! LOL
on June 24,2014 | 03:55AM
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