INJURED HIKER RESCUED ON NORFOLK TRAIL

On June 21, 2022, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 3:20 p.m. for an injured hiker on the Norfolk Trail in Olomana. Five resource units, staffed with 16 personnel, responded to the emergency. The first fire fighters arrived at the trailhead at 3:25 p.m. and ascended the trail to begin the search by ground. The hikers’ geolocation from their 911 call plotted them approximately one mile from the trailhead. In preparation for air operations, another resource unit was assigned to secure the landing
zone and provide fire protection for Air 1.

According to the 911 caller, a female in her 20s was hiking on the trail and sustained an injury and was not able to continue. The fire fighters, who were searching on the ground, made contact with her at 3:47 p.m. and performed a medical assessment. Because of her injury, Air 1 inserted rescue personnel who packaged her for an airlift extraction. Air 1 transported her to the nearby landing zone where medical care was transferred to Emergency Medical Services at 4:30 p.m. All HFD personnel were accounted for with no reports of injuries.

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