A paraglider who was stuck on the side of the mountain about 200 feet above the ground in Kaaawa was rescued this morning, the Honolulu Fire Department reported.
HFD received a call just before 11 a.m. for an uninjured paraglider who was stranded near Makaua Hidden Valley Trail. Firefighters arrived at the trail head a few minutes later and began to search for the paraglider on foot.
The fire department’s Air 1 helicopter began a search by air and located the paraglider. Rescue personnel were able to retrieve the paraglider from his “precarious position” and flew him to a landing zone just after 11:45 a.m.