Hawaii News Text message to friend aids in hikers’ rescue By Star-Advertiser staff July 29, 2015 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. A cellphone and text message to a friend helped a mother and her 6-year-old daughter lost on Waimano Ridge Trail on Monday night get off the mountain safely. The hiker called a friend at 9:12 p.m. Monday after she and her daughter got lost in the darkness. But the woman couldn’t get a voice signal and instead sent a text message saying she wasn’t able to come down from the top of the trail. Fire Capt. David Jenkins, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said the woman’s friend called fire officials. Fire rescue personnel got the hiker’s GPS coordinates from the woman’s cellphone, reached the pair at midnight and accompanied them off the mountain three hours later. The mother and daughter did not need medical attention. Previous Story A tropical cyclone may reach the isles in a few days Next Story Enter the Endless Summer Photo Contest!