HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department rescued two hikers from a sheer ridge on Koko Crater.
HFD received the 911 call around 9 a.m. for an injured hiker at the ridge of Koko Crater in Hawaii Kai on Sunday, Feb. 5.
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Due to where the injured hiker was, HFD decided to land at Koko Crater Botanical Garden for better access and started to climb the ridge by foot.
Crews secure a landing zone near Sandy Beach Park and loaded equipment into a helicopter to conduct a search and rescue operation by air.
The 911 caller, a 46-year-old female, reported that she and a 40-year-old male were hiking the ridge of Koko Crater when the man suffered a traumatic injury.
Around 9:44 a.m., HFD was at the hikers’ side and conducted a trauma assessment.
The male hiker was airlifted out in a stretcher and met Honolulu Emergency Medical Services at the landing zone around 10:08 a.m.
According to HFD, a section of the ridge was sheer cliff on both sides of the path and this stopped the progress of the rescuers traveling by foot.
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Due to the environment, the female hiker was airlifted to safety at Sandy Beach Park.