Updated news on weekend hiker rescues

It’s been a busy weekend for Honolulu Fire Department officers when coming to the aid of “hikers in distress.”

A call came in at 1:31 p.m. Sunday to help a couple of people on the Koko Crater trail. Out of the party of three, a 59-year-old female suffered from heat exhaustion and a second person had difficulty breathing.

And on Saturday, there was another rescue involving members of the Hawaii Hiking Group.

The Honolulu Fire Department got a call just before 3 p.m. Saturday that some of the group’s members were in distress. They were hiking the Manana Trail, located at the end of Komo Mai Drive in Pearl City.

Made up of a combination of residents and visitors, 11 of the 18 hikers got separated from the group and needed help. They ended up being airlifted, suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

The rest of the group walked out safely.

The rescue effort took several hours to complete the mission.

There were a total of six rescues done on Saturday.

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