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Man, 32, suffers head injury after falling near peak of Olomana Trail

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Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and the Honolulu Fire Department worked together to rescue a hiker who fell about 15 feet while hiking on the Olomana Trail this afternoon.

According to EMS, first responders were sent to the Maunawili area around 4:30 p.m. today and found a 32-year-old man had fallen from an area between the second and third peaks of the extremely dangerous trail and suffered a critical head injury after striking a rock.

According to HFD, the first firefighters arrived at 4:43 p.m. and simultaneously secured a landing zone at Maunawili District Park while the Air 1 helicopter inserted two rescue specialists onto the trail near the hiker.

After evaluating the man on the mountain, firefighters prepared him to be airlifted and transported him to the landing zone.

Once on the ground, the man was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition after receiving life-saving treatment at the scene, EMS said.

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