HFD RESCUES INJURED HIKER ON MANANA RIDGE TRAIL

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call today at 3:30 p.m. for an injured hiker on the Manana Ridge Trail in Pearl City. Five resource units staffed with 16 personnel responded. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at the end of Komo Mai Drive at 3:50 p.m. Fire fighters then ascended approximately three-quarters of a mile up the trail on foot to make contact with the 53-year-old female visitor at 4:16 p.m. While hiking with 10 others, she fell while on the trail, twisted her right ankle, sustained abrasions, and was unable to walk. After providing first aid treatment to her injuries, Air 2 extracted the injured hiker and three others to the landing zone located nearby on Waimano Home Road. Patient care was transferred to the awaiting EMS unit at 4:43 p.m. The seven other hikers in the group did not require medical attention and exited the trail unassisted and under their own power. All HFD personnel were accounted for with no reports of injuries. The HFD’s segment of the emergency was completed at 5:42 p.m.

The HFD urges the public to hike safely and provides the following safety tips:

Assess Your Capabilities
Compare your level of fitness, ability, and experience with the trail description. Be practical and realistic. There are a wide variety of trails in Hawaii, so pick one that suits your level.

For more information, please visit www.fire.honolulu.gov