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Fire crews lift mom, daughter off Manana Trail

LAST UPDATED: 08:14 p.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

Firefighters rescued a woman and her 3-year-old daughter Sunday after the two hikers lost their way on Manana Trail in Pearl City.

Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins said the 30-year-old woman and her daughter became lost on their way down from the falls and called for help about 5 p.m.

Firefighters spotted the woman by helicopter and lowered a firefighter onto the trail to guide the woman to a clearing. Firefighters picked up all three in a net and flew them safely to Pearl City High School about 6 p.m., Jenkins said. No one was hurt.

Manana Trail is 6 miles long and used for hikers, bikers, and hunters, according to the state's Na Ala Hele trails website.

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2NDC wrote:
A bit rugged trail for a 3 year old. Please use better judgement in the future mom. :-(
on July 6,2014 | 08:26PM
lowtone123 wrote:
That was my first reaction.
on July 7,2014 | 07:40AM
COlohe1 wrote:
Mine too.
on July 7,2014 | 08:08AM
SueH wrote:
The usual: Go hike, catch helicopter ride home.
on July 6,2014 | 10:25PM
HanabataDays wrote:
I love that they used a net this time. They should make that SOP for these rescues. Also, videotape them in the net and put it on youtube.
on July 7,2014 | 12:38AM
kiragirl wrote:
I was told by my friends that these hikers "pay" for their rescue. I thought they don't and that maybe in the future they will. Who is correct?
on July 7,2014 | 05:34AM
XML808 wrote:
I don't think they pay for the rescue. However, I wonder why she wasn't charged with endangering the welfare of a minor?
on July 7,2014 | 08:43AM
kiragirl wrote:
on July 7,2014 | 11:29AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I hope that child protective services reaches out to this reckless and irresponsible mother. She really needs to attend a parenting class - why would anyone take a 3 year old keiki on this trail?
on July 7,2014 | 07:59AM
SueH wrote:
If you were aware, the first part of the trail is actually a road. A baby stroller could easily be taken on it. The article doesn't say WHERE she got into trouble, but it's not necessarily irresponsible of the mother to take the keiki on the road part.
on July 7,2014 | 10:06AM
Kuokoa wrote:
Stupidity is a common thing these days with people who to hiking. A three-year-old, really? I have never been on the Manana trail and would never do it unless I was with someone who has done it several times and knows the way in AND out.
on July 7,2014 | 08:09AM
SteveToo wrote:
The trail down to the falls is quite steep and could be muddy after all the rain we have been having. But it's HARD to get lost on it if you are ON IT as it is quite WIDE most of the way.. She probably took an earlier ridge and that's why she got lost.
on July 7,2014 | 08:50AM
nitpikker wrote:
shouldn't you all be more angry at the kayaker who lost his craft and didn't bother to report it?
on July 7,2014 | 09:24AM
browniegirl wrote:
Good point. Unnecessary waste of resources and man/woman hours. And this one wasn't two hikers. It was ONE hiker and a child. Big difference.
on July 7,2014 | 09:35AM
kiragirl wrote:
Absolutely plus the kayak did not have any ID on it as recommended.
on July 7,2014 | 03:02PM
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