The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 9:01 a.m. this morning to rescue a distressed hiker on the Diamond Head Trail. The 911 caller reported a 64-year-old female visitor was hiking with family members when the female became distressed.
Five units, staffed with approximately 16 personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 9:11 a.m. and ascended the trail. HFD personnel established command and a landing zone inside the Diamond Head State Monument Park.
HFD personnel arrived at the patient at 9:26 a.m., found that patient care was initiated by an off-duty nurse, performed an assessment and discovered that the patient fell and injured her head. HFD personnel assumed patient care, applied spinal precautions and initiated an airlift operation. Air 1 arrived at the landing zone at 9:24 a.m. and boarded rescue personnel then proceeded to the patient’s location. HFD personnel packaged the patient in a rescue basket and transferred the patient to rescue personnel for an immediate airlift. Air 1 then transported the injured hiker to the landing zone where patient care was transferred to EMS at approximately 9:41 a.m.