Lost Hiker Rescued From ‘Iao Valley

March 17, 2012, 9:32 PM HST · Updated March 19, 5:49 AM
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'Iao Valley. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A Maui woman was rescued tonight (Saturday, March 17, 2012) after she wandered off a trail near ‘Iao Needle, and could not find her way back.

The 45-year-old Kihei woman used her cell phone to call for help at around 4:24 p.m.

Emergency crews located the woman and personnel from the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 and Rescue-10 hauled her to safety.

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A landing zone was set up in the parking lot where the woman was delivered at 5:20 p.m.

Authorities say no medical attention was required.

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