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Honolulu firefighters rescue woman who fell, broke arm on Makapuu hike

Honolulu firefighters today rescued an injured woman after she broke her arm while hiking the popular Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

Five units with 16 personnel responded to an 11:42 a.m. 911 call and arrived on scene 10 minutes later. A landing zone for the Honolulu Fire Department’s Air1 helicopter was designated at Sea Life Park’s parking lot.

According to HFD, the 35-year-old Oahu resident was hiking with her baby, husband and other family members when she fell and fractured her right arm near the trail’s summit.

Four firefighters drove a Rapid Response Vehicle up the paved trail met the woman and her family near the summit at about noon. HFD determined that it be faster for the patient to be transported via the RRV than by helicopter.

Once HFD finished transporting the woman, care was transferred to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services at 12:20 p.m.

The rest of the woman’s family exited the trail unassisted. No other injuries were reported.

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