HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) personnel rescued two hikers from the Pu’u Manamana trail in Kaʻaʻawa on Thursday, May 27.
HFD says a 911 call was received at 4:13 p.m. Thursday that reported the two hikers needed to be rescued because they could not continue hiking due to their location on the trail.
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HFD says the hikers, both 19-year-old men, had been on the trail since approximately 10:15 a.m.
The first HFD unit arrived at the scene at 4:32 and established communication with the hikers through cell phone. The hikers were directed to stay in place while rescuers tracked their location via GPS.
The hikers were pinged to a spot near the peak of the trail, according to HFD. Rescuers were then transported from a landing zone at Swanzy Beach Park to the hiker’s location.
The two men were brought back to the landing zone by 5:22 p.m. and HFD reported they were both uninjured.