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Lost hikers airlifted to safety on Big Isle

By Star-Advertier staff

LAST UPDATED: 5:43 a.m. HST, Jan 3, 2014

A couple in the Volcano area on the Big Island got lost while hiking Thursday afternoon and needed to be airlifted by county fire-rescue personnel.

A chopper and ground crew were dispatched after hikers called for help from the trail by Ala Kapena Drive around 3 p.m. Using the GPS coordinated supplied by the couple, rescuers were able to locate and airlift them out of the forest.

No injuries were reported.

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