The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 6:35 this evening for an
injured hiker on the Maunawili Falls Trail. Five HFD units, staffed with approximately 16
personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 6:48 p.m., established
command and deployed an engine company to secure a landing zone at Maunawili
Neighborhood Park.

A 19-year-old-male was hiking with a female companion when he fell and injured his
head near the end of the trail and became dizzy. HFD personnel, including rescue
specialists, made their way on foot and made contact with the patient at 6:59 p.m. The
patient was packaged and airlifted to the landing zone. Patient care was transferred to
Emergency Medical Services at 7:30 p.m. No other injuries were reported for this

Hiking Safety Tips:
● Bring a cell phone, which can be a lifesaver during an emergency. Ensure that
your battery is full prior to your hike. We recommend packing an external back-up
● Pack Food (Snacks) and Water
● Stay hydrated and prepare for the unexpected.
● Know your physical abilities and limitations; select trails that can be enjoyed
● Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard
warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of getting injured
or lost.