75 Year Old Woman Found Safe After Night in LaPerouse
By Wendy Osher
A 75-year-old woman who became separated from a group she was hiking with on Saturday, was airlifted to safety after being found just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
The group had ventured out at LaPerouse, and the woman reportedly became separated from the hiking group at around 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The call reporting the woman missing was made at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and search and rescue crews were dispatched to conduct an assessment.
A search was launched at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, and included members from the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 Helicopter, Rescue-10 from Kahului, and Ladder 14 from Wailea.
The missing woman was located and picked up by the Air-1 helicopter and transported to a parking area where her husband was waiting to take her home.
The woman did not sustain any injuries, and did not require medical assistance.