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HFD Rescues Injured Hiker

February 23, 2021, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated February 23, 12:51 AM
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Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel rescued a hiker from Pi‘ihonua on Monday following a report of an injury.

Emergency responders from the Kaumana District responded to a 2:08 pm call of a hiker in his 30s who slipped and fell on the side embankment of a river and suffered a possible hip fracture.

HFD Chopper 1 dropped two fire rescue specialists in the area. Then, with the use of a long line and litter, the chopper recovered the hiker and HFD personnel. All parties were safely extricated to a landing zone.

The injured hiker was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

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