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Firefighters assist hikers on Koko Head, Chinaman's Hat

Hiker rescue on Chinaman's Hat (Image: Natalie Heimel) Hiker rescue on Chinaman's Hat (Image: Natalie Heimel)
Koko Head (Image: Heptazane/Wikimedia Commons) Koko Head (Image: Heptazane/Wikimedia Commons)
WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu firefighters had a busy day Saturday, assisting several hikers on three separate occasions.

The first call came in around 11:20 a.m. when firefighters helped bring a hiker – who had medical issues -- to safety at the Koko Head Crater Trail. HFD airlifted the hiker to the landing zone where paramedics then assisted.

About three hours later, more than 20 firefighters responded to two injured hikers who fell 30 to 40 feet on Chinaman’s Hat. The two men, who were with three other hikers, were airlifted to a landing zone where Emergency Medical Services then took over. The men who fell suffered significant injuries, but their fellow hikers were not injured.

Then, at just before 7 p.m., HFD said a female hiker injured herself after falling seven flights of stairs on the Koko Head Crater Trail. She was also airlifted to the landing zone and treated by paramedics.

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