Two women and dog rescued from Maui trail

Maui County officials say they rescued two women in their 40’s and their dog after they got lost while hiking.

A friend found their vehicle in the parking lot of Iao Valley State Park and called 911.

The women and their dog spent the night in the mountain before being rescued.

Firefighters got the call just before 10 p.m. Monday about two overdue hikers.

A ground search was conducted until midnight and suspended until first light on Tuesday.

The rescue helicopter was launched early Tuesday morning and found the hikers near a stream.

The two women and dog were airlifted to the main parking lot at Iao Valley State park.

The hikers were not injured, the dog suffered minor facial scratches.

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