Honolulu Fire Department rescues injured hikers

Honolulu Fire Department rescues injured hikers

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu firefighters came to the aid of hikers injured Sunday on two Oahu trails.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports a 27-year-old woman suffered a head injury when a rock fell on her head along the Tom Tom Trail in Makapuu.

Firefighters took a call on the incident just before 11 a.m.

The woman suffered a large gash on the top of her head but she remained alert.

A 19-year-woman was injured crossing a stream at the Kaau Crater Trail in Palolo Valley.

Fire department spokesman Kevin Mokulehua says the woman tried to climb a rope near a waterfall but slipped and fell on her back 10 feet onto rocks.

Both women were flown by rescue helicopter to landing zones and taken by paramedics to a hospital.

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