POSTED: 04:02 p.m. HST, Jul 10, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 03:28 p.m. HST, Jul 11, 2011
Big Island firefighters rescued a 30-year-old man who got lost Sunday while hiking in a rain forest with his dog in Volcano.
The man wandered off the trail, used by hikers and pig hunters, and found himself in a thick forested area in Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve, firefighters said.
He called for help about 10:20 a.m. and firefighters pinpointed his position using his cell phone’s coordinates.
A fire helicopter lowered a rescue specialist to the man’s location, and the man and his dog were escorted out of the forest in good condition.