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Maui fire rescue personnel airlift lost hikers, dog

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:56 a.m. HST, Sep 11, 2013



Maui firefighters rescued two Kihei women and their dog Tuesday morning from Iao Valley after they got lost while hiking, county fire officials said.

The women, both in their 40s, had to spend the night in the valley. 

The hikers were cold and hungry but not injured, officials said. No medical treatment was needed. 

Officials said that Wailuku and Kahului firefighters received an alarm at 9:56 p.m. Monday that two hikers were overdue. A friend of the women had found their vehicle in the locked Iao Valley State Park parking lot and called 911.

A ground search ensued until midnight and the department helicopter was dispatched this morning at first light.

Rescuers in the helicopter spotted the hikers near a stream this morning and airlifted them, along with their dog, to the state park's parking lot.






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pueouhane wrote:
Should have let the dog loose, "IT" knew the way home.
on September 11,2013 | 04:38AM
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