comscore Honolulu firefighters airlift sick hiker from Koko Head Trail | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Honolulu firefighters airlift sick hiker from Koko Head Trail

Firefighters airlifted today a 58-year-old woman, who felt sick while hiking the Koko Head Trail today.

The Honolulu Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:55 p.m. today and dispatched five units with 16 personnel.

Firefighters on foot arrived on scene at 1:01 p.m. about a third of the way up the trail and got to the patient at 1:11 p.m.

The woman had been hiking since 9:30 a.m. and felt nauseated and dizzy and could not continue.

She remained conscious at all times.

HFD airlifted her to a nearby landing zone at Koko Head District Park, where Emergency Medical Services took over care at 1:35 p.m.

EMS said the woman was in serious condition, and she was evaluated for possible dehydration, but refused transport to a hospital.

Comments (48)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up