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GPS cellphone helps firefighters find lost hiker


Hawaii County firefighters rescued a lost hiker with the help of the Fire Department helicopter and the man’s GPS-enabled cell phone.

The 20-year-old man called for help after getting lost in the Piha Forest Reserve near Lapahoehoe at about 11:25 a.m. Thursday.

Firefighters were able to use the man’s GPS on his cell phone to find his location.

The Fire Department helicopter spotted the man from the air and a ground crew hiked in about a mile and guided him out on foot

Firefighters said the man was in good condition and did not need medical attention..

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