The Honolulu Fire Department this morning airlifted a 34-year-old New York man who fractured his leg while hiking the Lanikai Pillbox Trail.
The man’s father called 911 at 8:27 a.m. for help.
The first unit arrived at the scene at 8:36 a.m., and set up a landing zone at Lanikai Community Park.
The man had been hiking with his father and two others when he injured his leg, which firefighters determined was a closed fracture to his lower leg.
Firefighters also took his vitals, placed his leg in a splint and transported him in a rescue stretcher.
Air 3 landed in a clearing at the top of the trail near the injured hiker.
He was placed in the helicopter and airlifted to the landing zone.
Emergency Medical Services took over care at 9:07 a.m.
HFD personnel escorted the injured man’s father and hiking companions down to the trailhead.