2 hikers airlifted from off-limits 'Stairway to Heaven'

2 hikers airlifted from off-limits 'Stairway to Heaven'
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KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two hikers were rescued from an off limits Oahu trail Sunday afternoon.

Honolulu rescue crews saved two hikers from Haiku Stairs, more commonly known as the Stairway To Heaven.

A man and woman needed to be airlifted out from a steep clearing just to the left of the stairway.

The hikers weren't hurt, but HFD said they were afraid for their safety.

The rescue happened around noon. By 1:20 p.m., hikers and rescuers were safely on the ground at Kaneohe District Park.

It's unclear if the pair was cited.

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