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Hikers Lost in Volcano Located

October 27, 2014, 1:20 PM HST
* Updated October 27, 1:24 PM
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Two hikers were rescued in Volcano over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, the hikers made an emergency call for help with a personal cell phone when they became unfamiliar with the trail and terrain they encountered. The call was received at 11:34 a.m.

A team of ten Hawai’i Fire Department rescue personnel were dispatched to find the two individuals.

HFD units on the scene found the party’s vehicle at the head of the trail, as noted by the missing party in their initial contact call.

Search units used Chopper 1 and GPS coordinates from the cell phone call, as well as ground search to locate the individuals.

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The individuals were located in the Captains Drive area near Ala Kapena Drive, at the trail end of the drive. They were initially spotted by the chopper and were then extricated from the area.

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No injuries were sustained to the hikers while lost or during the rescue process.

Department of Land and Natural Resource officials were on the scene to investigate and interview the two individuals for unauthorized entry.

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