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Firefighters rescue lost hiker in Manoa

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:06 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2013

The Honolulu Fire Department had to use its helicopter to spot a hiker who got lost Saturday night after he left the marked trail above Manoa Falls.

Capt. Terry Seelig, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the man wandered off the trail above Manoa Falls after 8:37 p.m. and contacted the fire department.

The fire helicopter spotted the hiker’s flashing light, but weather conditions and power lines hindered rescue operations. Using the light as a guide, the helicopter’s crew directed the rescuers to the hiker’s location. The hiker was escorted to safety by 11 p.m. and did not need medical attention.

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