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Flash flooding sweeps mom, baby off Maunawili trail

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A mother and infant escaped serious injury Monday afternoon when they were swept away by fast-rising waters while hiking the Maunawili Falls trail. 

According to Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins, a family of six from California was hiking the trail around 3 p.m. when a flash flood swept the woman and infant downstream. 

Hikers in the area assisted the woman and child out of the water. 

The flood separated the family into three groups, but fellow hikers escorted each of them safely off the trail. 

Jenkins reminded the public not to hike during bad weather. 

“This family was extremely fortunate to have escaped without injury,” Jenkins said. “Hiking when weather conditions are poor is extremely hazardous.”

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