The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 5:40 p.m. for a lost hiker
near the MananaTrail. Six HFD units, staffed with approximately 18 personnel,
responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 5:54 p.m. and initiated the search for a
16-year-old disoriented male.
The hiker became disoriented after hiking for about three hours. HFD’s Air 1 inserted rescue
personnel who located the patient and performed a patient assessment at 6:41 p.m.
Rescue personnel relocated the patient to a remote location for safe airlift operations
with Air 1.
Air 1 and rescue personnel airlifted the patient to the landing zone where the patient’s
care was transferred to an Emergency Medical Services unit at 6:45 p.m.
The HFD urges the public to hike safely and follow these safety tips:
Bring a Cellular Phone
In case of an emergency your cell phone can be a lifesaver. Ensure that your battery is
full prior to your hike. We recommend packing an external back-up battery.
Pack Food and Water
It is important to stay hydrated and prepare for the unexpected.
Get Information about the Trail
Research the trail you intend to hike so you will know where to start and the degree of
difficulty. When you get to the trail’s entrance, follow signs or directions. Do not go off
the trail. Do not rely on social media for information about any trail.