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Tourist rescued from hillside below Makapuu Lighthouse

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MARCH 6

    Someone at the tide pools below the lighthouse reported the hiker in trouble on the hillside this morning.

Honolulu firefighters plucked a hiker in distress off a hillside below Makapuu Lighthouse today.

Someone at the tide pools below the lighthouse reported the hiker in trouble on the hillside at about 10:40 a.m., said Honolulu fire Capt. Scot Seguirant.

About 16 firefighters in six units responded, and a firefighter was dropped off by helicopter near the woman, a tourist in her 30s.

Seguirant said there was a language barrier with the woman and firefighters were concerned because she appeared weak.

Firefighters flew the woman by helicopter to Sandy Beach, where she was transferred in non-life threatening condition to paramedics.

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