HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a busy day for the Honolulu Fire Department after they responded to three separate "hikers in distress" calls in less than 24 hours.
Firefighters received a report of two women, ages 24 and 30, hiking on the Puu Manamana Trail in Kaaawa at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday when they got lost and disoriented. The two women could not be rescued on Monday due to unsafe weather conditions, so rescue operations were suspended.
The hikers were instructed to continue to find shelter wait for rescue personnel. However, they decided to continue and were able to find the trail and make their way down.
They kept HFD personnel informed of their progress by text messaging and was able return to the trailhead without injury by 12:30 a.m. this morning.
Firefighters also helped to escort three hikers off the Judd Trail in Nuuanu.
Crews responded around 5:45 p.m. yesterday in the area just off of Nuuanu Pali Drive.
The two females and one male were hiking for about three hours when they became disoriented.
HFD was able to make contact with the hikers and helped escort them to safety around 8 o'clock last night.
No injuries were reported.
A hiker was airlifted from the Waimano Home Trail yesterday morning after she got lost and was forced to spend the night.
She called 911 but had to wait until daylight to be rescued.
HFD reminds all hikers to be familiar with the trail you are going on, make sure all communication devices are fully charged, and make sure others know where you are going.