California visitor rescued from Manoa Falls after suffering serious injury

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Manoa Falls Trail courtesy DLNR

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 34-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition after apparently falling and sustaining an ankle injury, according to the Honolulu Fire Department and Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.

A 9-1-1 call for the injured hiker came in at around 8:02 a.m. Five HFD units, staffed with 20 personnel, responded to the scene. Firefighters hiked up the trail to the woman and were able to locate her at 8:23 a.m.

Rescue specialists administered first-aid and secured her in a Stokes litter. She was then airlifted by
to a secured landing area at Manoa District Park.

Upon landing, EMS continued to treat the woman’s injury before transporting her to a nearby hospital.

HFD is encouraging everyone to enjoy outdoor recreation safely and provides the following
hiking safety tips:

  • If you call 9-1-1 to be rescued in the mountains, please stay in the same area so
    the rescuers can find you based on your last known geo-location coordinate.
  • Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard
    warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of getting injured
    or lost.
  • Stay hydrated and prepare for the unexpected.

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