Air-1 Dispatched for Mountain Rescue Above Wailuku

August 8, 2017, 2:42 PM HST · Updated August 9, 10:57 AM
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UPDATE: WAILUKU MOUNTAIN RESCUE: The 60-year-old man from Wailuku was not injured. He had set out from his Main Street home for a hike to the cross at around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and became lost far above the cross at the 3,200 ft elevation. More at the following link: http://mauinow.com/?p=242256

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    A hiker was airlifted to safety at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 after becoming lost in the hills above Wailuku Heights.

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    Initial reports indicate the male hiker was headed towards the “White Cross” on the hill at the entrance to ʻĪao Valley.

    A landing zone was set up at South Alu Park for transport of the hiker to safety.

    Wailuku mountain rescue. (8.8.17) PC: Jenn, Jaedy and Jameson M.

    Wailuku mountain rescue. (8.8.17) PC: Jenn, Jaedy and Jameson M.

    Wailuku mountain rescue. (8.8.17) PC: Jenn, Jaedy and Jameson M.

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