Honolulu firefighters rescued an injured male hiker, who fell at least 150 feet while on the trail Sunday afternoon.
The Honolulu Fire Department reported receiving a 911 call at 4:43 p.m. about an injured hiker and sent four units staffed with 12 personnel, according to a statement. The 40-year-old man had fallen from an area between the second and third peaks of the trail.
At 5:24 p.m., HFD’s Air 1 helicopter safely airlifted the injured hiker to a nearby landing zone. Medical care was transferred to an Emergency Medical Services ambulance at 5:50 p.m. EMS said paramedics used advanced lifesaving measures to treat the man before transporting him in critical condition to a nearby hospital.
The HFD offers the following hiking safety tips:
>>Bring a fully-charged cell phone and backup battery on the hike.
>>Prior to hiking, learn about the trail you intend to hike so you will know the route, where
to start, and the degree of difficulty.
>>When you get to the trail’s entrance, read and follow signage.
>>Be aware of restricted or closed trails.
>>Do not just rely on social media to get the information you need about a trail.