Disoriented, lost hiker found by HFD after 7 hours on Kaaawa Falls Trail

Water and Land Rescues

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Firefighters rescued a lost hiker on the Kaaawa Falls Trail on Saturday, Aug. 14, according to the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD).

A 31-year-old female was hiking for about seven hours until she reportedly became disoriented and wandered off the trail. She called 911 at 3:13 p.m.

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HFD arrived on the scene at 3:29 p.m.
Personnel aboard the Air 2 rescue helicopter located the hiker via her cell phone’s GPS.

When first responders found the female, she was secured onto Air 2 and airlifted to a landing zone at Swanzy Beach Park at 4:32 p.m.

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Officials reported the hiker was uninjured.

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