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Firefighters rescued a family of four, including a 10-month-old child, after they became lost this evening in the mountains above the North Shore’s Sunset Beach.

An adult and three children were hiking with a group when they became separated from the group and could not find their way out from a trail near the Uka pillbox, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kendall Ching.

They called firefighters about 6:40 p.m., and firefighters hiked up the trail and walked the family back out about 8 p.m., Ching said.

He didn’t have the ages, but according to fire radio dispatches, the group consisted of a 31-year-old woman, and three children — ages 10, 7, and 10 months.

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      • What about the cost for resources such as gas and when a helicopter is used? More importantly is should an emergency arise such as a fire, then their firefighting duties cannot be done because of assisting “lost” hikers. Gee whiz.

    • Just imagine, bush people strap their infants on their chests and go walkies every day of every year, and have been doing it since the world was new. We’d better go sic CPS on those millions of people.

      • Big difference between “bush people” and someone living in the comfort of “civilization.” “Bush People” are born into a culture that teaches them how to thrive without getting lost and putting their children in harm’s way.

  • It’s costing the state and city and county of Honolulu money for these recuses. That toll booth at every entrance is looking more attractive by the day.

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