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15 Hikers Rescued from Waimanu Valley

January 2, 2017, 9:36 AM HST
* Updated January 2, 9:39 AM
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Multiple numbers of hikers were trapped in Waimanu Valley on Jan. 1., 2017, due to heavy rains that caused the stream to become uncrossable.

Five of the hikers ventured out of Waimanu Valley to a location that had mobile phone coverage and called 911.

They stated that 15 people were in Waimanu Valley and they could not cross the Waimanu Stream.

Upon arrival at 3:22 p.m., Company 8 set up the landing zone near Waipio Valley Lookout.

Chopper 1 investigated and extracted all 15 hikers from the north side of the Waimanu valley floor.

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None of the hikers were injured; they denied any emergency medical services.The five people who

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The five 911 caller hiked out safely to Waipio Valley at 8:30 p.m.

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