The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 7:38 this evening to rescue a hiker lost on the Kamananui Valley Trail. Five HFD units, staffed with 13 personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 7:54 p.m.
The 911 caller said she’s lost and described being near a creek bed. Fortunately, the hiker was not injured and had a cell phone with her as well as an external charger.
The HFD’s Air 3 used night vision cameras to airlift one rescue personnel to an area where it could land safely. From there, the rescuers hiked in a few minutes then made contact with the lost hiker at 8:30 p.m.
HFD personnel then loaded her into Air 3 and airlifted her to a landing zone at the Moanalua Valley Neighborhood Park, where the woman said she called an Uber to pick her up.