HFD RESCUES LOST HIKERS ON EHUKAI PILLBOX TRAIL

The HFD received a 911 call at 8:19 p.m. for two hikers who became disoriented while hiking the Ehukai Pillbox trail in Sunset Beach. Six HFD units staffed with approximately 18 personnel responded. The first unit arrived at scene and established command at 8:32 p.m. Fire fighters deployed on foot, by air and simultaneously established a landing zone. HFD personnel made patient contact at 8:56 p.m. and guided both hikers back to safety.

Hiker Safety Tips
• Know your physical abilities and limitations and select trails that can be enjoyed
safely.
• Always let others know where you plan to hike and what time you expect to
return.
• If you call 911 to be rescued in the mountains, please stay in the same area so
the rescuers can find you based on your last known geo-location coordinates.