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Firefighters rescue stranded hikers on Maui

(Image: Maui Fire Department) (Image: Maui Fire Department)
(Image: Maui Fire Department) (Image: Maui Fire Department)
WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A total of 14 hikers were stranded Monday afternoon by a flash flooding in Makamakaole Gulch on Maui.

Maui Fire Department personnel responded after a resident overlooking the gulch called 911 as they heard cries for help.

Rescue crews used Air 1 to extract the hikers who were travelling in two separate groups. All 14 were air lifted to a safe landing zone in Kahekili Highway.

Two 64-year-old visitors were transported by ambulance to Maui Medical Center with minor injuries. All others were reported to be uninjured.

Of the 14 hikers, seven were visitors from the mainland and seven were local Maui Residents.

The Maui Fire Department urges the public to view the safety information and recommendations regarding flash flooding on the County of Maui website here.

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