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Hiker lost in Piha Forest Reserve is rescued Thursday (Feb 27)

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:25 a.m. alarm for a lost hiker in the Piha Forest Reserve near Laupahoeehoe Thursday (Feb 27). Crews searched for the lost 20-year-old male hiker lost in the Piha forest reserve. Rescuers were able to use GPS coordinates triangulated from the man’s cellphone position. The hiker was spotted by Chopper […]

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Mauna Kea remains identified as missing hiker

MEDIA RELEASE Police have identified human remains discovered last week at a remote location at the 12,000-foot elevation of Mauna Kea. The remains were identified through dental records as Brian Patrick Murphy of Plymouth, Mich., who was 67 when he was reported missing from that area in December 2007. Murphy reportedly left the visitor’s center […]

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Missing hiker in Puna is found after two nights in the forest

Fire/rescue crews responded to an 11:14 a.m. alarm Monday (March 18) to an overdue hiker in the Hawaiian Paradise Park area of Puna. The hiker, a 36-year-old man, was last seen by his father entering the forest area off 11th Avenue off Kaloli Drive at 10 a.m. on Saturday (March 16).

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A man hiking near one of the waterfalls at Boiling Pots slipped and fell off a trail onto rocks seriously injuring himself Tuesday afternoon (March 1).

Fire/rescue units were called on scene via 911 at 2 p.m. and used the fire department's Chopper One to locate and airlift the victim via a long line from the fall area to a medic unit in the parking lot. The man suffered possible head and leg injuries in the fall and was transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

Man in serious condition after slipping off trail near waterfall

A man hiking near one of the waterfalls at Boiling Pots slipped and fell off a trail onto rocks seriously injuring himself Tuesday afternoon (March 1). Fire/rescue units were called on scene via 911 at 2 p.m. and used the fire department’s Chopper One to locate and airlift the victim via a long line from […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:30 p.m. alarm for an injured hiker a mile into the lava viewing hiking trail area in Kalapana Friday (Jan 14).

The fire department Chopper One flew in two rescue personnel who found the hiker with a compound fracture to the left ankle and injuries to their face sustained from a fall. After being stabilized by firefighters the patient was air-lifted to a waiting ambulance on Highway 130 near the 22 mile-marker and was transported in stable condition to Hilo Medical Center.

Hiker with compound fracture rescued from lava viewing trail

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:30 p.m. alarm for an injured hiker a mile into the lava viewing hiking trail area in Kalapana Friday (Jan 14). The fire department Chopper One flew in two rescue personnel who found the hiker with a compound fracture to the left ankle and injuries to their face sustained from […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to an alarm shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 27) for a hiker in distress along the Alili Springs Trail in Ka‘u.

A hunting party of four had been in a forested area with three men in the group being able to hike out. A fourth member was unable to hike out due to dehydration and difficult location.

Hunter rescued from Ka‘u forest

Fire/rescue crews responded to an alarm shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct 27) for a hiker in distress along the Alili Springs Trail in Ka‘u. A hunting party of four had been in a forested area with three men in the group being able to hike out. A fourth member was unable to hike out […]

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Rescuers find missing hikers near Volcano (Oct. 23)

Rescuers find missing hikers near Volcano (Oct. 23)

MEDIA RELEASE Two missing hikers were found in safe early Saturday in the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve near Volcano. A 27-year-old man and 31-year-old woman, both from California, became disoriented while trying to hike out of the forest. The couple were lost several hours before calling 911 at about 7:50 p.m. Friday. Fire crews were […]

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Fire/rescue units responded to a 12:20 alarm for a 47 year-old man who slipped off a trail near Piihonua Bridge and fell down a 30 foot embankment breaking both bones in his right leg.

Rescue team stabilized the patient who was then airlifted via the Fire Department's Chopper One helicopter. The man was taken via medic unit to Hilo Medical Center for treatment.

Hiker breaks leg in fall, rescued by helicopter in Hilo Friday (July 9)

Fire/rescue units responded to a 12:20 alarm for a 47 year-old man who slipped off a trail near Piihonua Bridge and fell down a 30 foot embankment breaking both bones in his right leg. Rescue team stabilized the patient who was then airlifted via the Fire Department’s Chopper One helicopter. The man was taken via […]

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Teen hiker dies in South Kohala

Teen hiker dies in South Kohala

MEDIA RELEASE A teenager died Thursday, Oct. 29 from injuries he sustained when he fell 80 to 90 feet down Mamaewa Gulch off of Kohala Mountain Road in South Kohala, police reported. The victim was identified as Shea Walling of a Honokaa address. Police determined Walling slipped while attempting to climb out of the gulch […]

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UPDATE: Missing Volcano hiker found

  The Fire Department reported the missing hiker was found Thursday, Jan. 29. Crews returned to the trail head at first light to continue their search, assisted by a helicopter, and all units were back in station shortly after 9:30 a.m. No other information was provided. ——— Fire/Rescue crews responded to a 5 p.m. alarm […]

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Hiker rescued in Kalapana near lava flow

MEDIA RELEASE Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:13 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5 alarm for a 43 year-old woman who had hiked to the lava flow ocean entry and was unable to find her way back. The hiker had left the authorized lava viewing area and was 200 yards from the ocean entry when she called […]

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Missing hiker at Akaka Falls found

County firefighters responded at 8:24 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 to a 911 call from a missing 25-year-old male hiker near Akaka Falls. The hiker was able to call for help on his cellphone stating he had wandered off the trail for 45 minutes and could not find his way out. Three fire/rescue specialists entered the […]

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