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HFD rescues hikers stranded near damaged Stairway to Heaven trail

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Fire Department rescued five hikers Monday morning who were trapped near the off-limits Stairway to Heaven trail that was damaged by a small landslide during Saturday's severe weather.

HFD said the hikers -- four females and one male -- started their hike at noon on Sunday in the Moanalua Valley and ended up getting stuck on the Kaneohe side of the ridge.

HFD received a call at around 7:15 p.m. and dispatched four units and 12 personnel; however, it was too dark to continue the search. The hikers, who had cell phones, spent the night near the trail.

Firefighters resumed their search early Monday morning at around 6:30 a.m. and rescued the hikers at around 8:20.

No injuries were reported.

Several stairs and railings were damaged in a small landslide on Saturday.

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