On August 4, 2022, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 10:38
a.m. for a sick hiker on the Diamond Head Trail in Honolulu. Five HFD units, staffed with
16 personnel, responded to the emergency. The first HFD unit arrived at the trailhead at
10:46 a.m. and established command. A second HFD unit secured a landing zone at
Diamond Head State Monument Park.
It was reported that a female in her 40s started feeling sick and was unable to descend
the trail on her own. Air 2 inserted rescue personnel to the hiker’s location to conduct a
medical assessment. The hiker was escorted to a nearby extraction point where she
was loaded into Air 2 and transported to the landing zone.
While effecting the rescue of the first hiker, a second hiker approached the HFD for
assistance. A female in her 50s started to feel sick and was unable to descend the trail
on her own. It was determined that she, too, would be loaded into Air 2 and transported
to the landing zone.
Medical care for both hikers was transferred to Emergency Medical Services at 11:24
a.m. HFD concluded this incident with no other injuries reported by personnel.