Maui News

Stranded Hikers Rescued From Commando Trail

January 6, 2016, 12:21 PM HST
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Mountain rescue. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

Mountain rescue. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

Engine 2 from Pa‘ia, and Rescue 10 aboard Air 1 responded on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 4:30 p.m. to a report of hikers stuck on a rock ledge in an area in Kailua known as the Commando Trail.

On scene, Engine 2 personnel met with a witness who called in the alarm and confirmed that there were four people stuck on a rock ledge just below a lava tube and could not make their way back down.

Rescue personnel aboard Air 1 searched the area until they located the hiker, and rigged the helicopter to extricate them.

The thick and high forest canopy made the rescue challenging; however all the hikers were extricated safely to a landing zone where Engine 2 personnel confirmed that no one needed medical attention.

The hikers were described as a male and a female in their 20s who are Maui residents, and a male and female in their 20s who are visitors from Washington State.

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