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Second male hiker rescued near Haiku Stairs after sheltering in place overnight

  • COURTESY BRITTNEE YEE

    The Haiku Stairs Trail. Two visiting, male hikers were reported to be in distress near the Haiku Stairs trail Monday evening.

The Honolulu Fire Department resumed rescue operations early this morning and picked up the second male hiker in distress near Haiku Stairs.

Two visiting, male hikers were reported to be in distress near the Haiku Stairs trail Monday evening. The pair reportedly began hiking from the Moanalua area at about 8 a.m. and got lost en route to the stairs. They were hiking in an unsanctioned area when one of them slid about 45 feet and was injured.

Rescue personnel, using HFD’s Air-1, located the hikers at about 7 p.m., airlifted the injured male to the landing zone at Kaneohe District Park and transferred him to city Emergency Medical Services paramedics. HFD returned for the second hiker, but had to suspend operations due to hazardous conditions.

The second hiker, who was told to shelter in place overnight, was rescued at about 6:30 a.m. today and airlifted to the landing zone at Kaneohe District Park. No injuries were reported for the second hiker.

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