Hiker with an ankle injury, his dog rescued from Lanikai Pillbox Trail

Water and Land Rescues

Lanikai Pillbox Trail hiker rescue, Kailua, Hawaiii, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 (Courtesy: DLNR)

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu firefighters rescued an injured hiker and his dog from the Lanikai Pillbox Trail in Kailua on Thanksgiving day.

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received the 911 call at 9:08 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, about the injured 22-year-old male resident located at the first pillbox on the trail with his dog.

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Firefighters arrived at the scene at 9:15 a.m. The 22-year-old sustained an ankle injury and had to be airlifted to a landing zone at Lanikai Community Park via HFD’s Air 1 rescue helicopter.

According to HFD, patient care for the man was transferred to Honolulu EMS around 9:49 a.m. Firefighters also walked the man’s dog out of the trail to a friend waiting.

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No other injuries were reported.

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