More hiker rescues near Stairway to Heaven

The Honolulu Fire Department came to the rescue of a couple of male hikers who got tired, trying to reach the Haiku stairs, better known as Stairway to Heaven.

The call came in a little after 8 a.m. Saturday. The hikers got around the fenced area and the guard and hiked into the valley. They scaled a cliff, got stuck and called for help.

They reportedly never made it to the trail.

A rescue helicopter plucked them off the cliff and landed in Kaneohe District Park. No injuries were reported.

This comes days after nearby residents had a confrontation with hikers, and another rescue back in February where a man and woman had to spend the night on the trail to wait for a HFD helicopter to come and get them.

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