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Sick hiker airlifted from Puu o Hulu Trail in Maili

A man in his 50s was airlifted from the Puu o Hulu Trail in Maili after he became sick while hiking Friday afternoon.

The Honolulu Fire Department received the 911 call for the sick hiker at 1:25 p.m., and responded with five units staffed with 13 personnel. The first unit arrived at the scene less than 10 minutes later at 1:34 p.m. and went up the trail by foot. The second unit secured a landing zone.

According to HFD, the man became ill while hiking and was unable to descend the trail on his own. Rescuers made contact with him and conducted a medical assessment, before the hiker was airlifted to the landing zone. His medical care was transferred at 2:08 p.m.

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