Honolulu Firefighters Rescue Hiker After Fall


Rescue crews in Honolulu said an injured hiker is safe after slipping and falling on a popular Oahu trail Tuesday.

The Honolulu Fire Department said the hiker was starting to leave the Kolowalu Trail in Manoa with a friend when she tripped and slid and suffered minor traumatic injuries.

Firefighters had to hike about three to four miles to the location to rescue her, KITV reported.

"The weather was getting bad around this time of day at about 5:15 p.m., so, by the time we got out with the helicopter it was too windy and rainy for us to do a successful air extraction. So, we had to do it all via ground the traditional way," said Capt. Terry Seelig with HFD.

Firefighters said they treated the victim at the scene before carrying her off of the trail to a waiting ambulance. She was then transported to an area hospital.

Officials said the woman is in her early 20s, and that she may have slipped because the trail was muddy.

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