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Helicopter Crew Rescues Visitor Lost in Molokai Forest

August 23, 2011, 10:25 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 10:29 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A man hiking in the Molokai Forest Reserve on Sunday afternoon, was airlifted to safety when he became lost in the mountainous terrain.

The 32-year-old male visitor was able to make contact with emergency personnel via a cell phone.

The incident was reported at 3:55 p.m., and the man was located uninjured at around 6 p.m.

Responding crews from the Maui Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter and Rescue 10 crew extricated the man.  He was dropped off at his Jeep where ground crews from Engine 4 were able to meet up with him and gather further information.

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The mountain search and rescue operation was coordinated with the help of Molokai Dispatch.

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